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Published
April 1, 2013
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Chris Baker
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FULLERTON, Calif.-- After playing in nine consecutive home matches (9-0) the 11th ranked Azusa Pacific men’s tennis team finally ventured off campus. And while the setting may have been a little different, the result was strikingly similar as the Cougars posted a 9-0 sweep of Hope International on Monday afternoon to improve to 18-0 this year.

The Cougars didn’t lose a set, and allowed the Royals to win more than one game in just one set. Jan Meyer recorded his 17th straight singles win, tabbing a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Jake Barnard at No. 3, and Jochem Hoefnagels posted his 16th singles win of the season, defeating Jon Owens at No. 1.

Frederik Wilkens registered his 15th win of 2013 after the sniper quickly logged a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Enzo Correa at No. 2. Ben Eger beat Leo Pires 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4, while Whitman Hough and Gary Yam each notched straight set wins.

Azusa Pacific won each of its doubles matches 8-4, with Hoefnagels and Meyer tallying a win at No. 1. Hough and Wilkens teamed up for the first time this season, winning at No. 2, while Eger and Yam recorded a victory in their debut as a team.

Azusa Pacific will return to action on Friday when it takes on Point Loma at home at 1:30 p.m. The match will be the first-ever streamed on Azusa Pacific’s Live Video portal.