PHOENIX, Ariz.-- The Azusa Pacific men’s tennis team won all 18 matches on Friday en route to consecutive victories over Montana State-Billings and Metro State (Colo.), defeating each school 9-0 to elevate the team's record to 4-0 this season. The Cougars didn't lose a set in either contest and won six sets by a score of 6-0. The Cougars have been almost flawless to open their 2013 campaign, winning 23-of-24 singles matches and 10-of-12 in doubles.
Senior Whitman Hough paired up with junior Ben Eger as the Cougars' No. 3 team, for their third win this year, posting a 9-7 decision against Montana State-Billings in the closest match for the Cougars all day. Hough won each of his singles matches, claiming consecutive straight-sets victories. Meanwhile, Eger efficiently notched his 34th and 35th wins in his Cougar career, dropping just five games in the two matches combined.
Against Metro State, sophomore Daniel Sosnowski picked up his second career doubles win by a score of 8-3, pairing with senior captain Jochem Hoefnagels, who won all four of his matches in doubles and singles to extend his regular season singles winning streak to 25 matches. Head coach Mark Bohren gave freshman Joseph Remington his first opportunity to play a singles match, and Remington came through with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Ryan Joyce.
Sophomore Gary Yam won both of his singles matches, including a 6-1, 6-3 win as the team's No. 5 singles player. Yam also won his first career doubles match as the team's No. 1, combining with Eger for an 8-4 win. Freshman Jan Meyer had no trouble against Montana State-Billings with a 6-0, 6-0 win as the No. 3, and an 8-3 win in doubles with Hoefnagels, before sitting out against Metro State.
Junior Frederik Wilkens claimed his first doubles victory of the season with an 8-5 win with Yam, and brought his record to 2-2 on the season after an 8-2 win with Hough.
The Cougars will face Western New Mexico and Grand Canyon on Saturday to close out the Grand Canyon Tournament before taking on Concordia in the home opener at 11 a.m. on Monday.