HONOLULU, Hawai’i-- The Pacific West revenge tour was in full effect at the conference championship tournament. First, Fresno Pacific ended its two-match skid against the Cougars by handing Azusa Pacific its first loss of the year one win shy of the program’s all-time winning streak (23; 2004). Then on Saturday in the third place match Grand Canyon (Ariz.) avenged its two previous losses to the Cougars with a tight 5-4 victory, dropping Azusa Pacific to 22-2 on the year.
The Antelopes took two of three in doubles, tabbing wins at No. 1 and No. 2 while the Cougars recorded an 8-6 win at No. 3. Ben Eger and Gary Yam accounted for the win, while Jochem Hoefnagels and Jan Meyer suffered an 8-5 defeat at No. 1. Whitman Hough and Frederik Wilkens lost 8-1 to Alexander Roggenkamp and Felix Schueller.
The teams split singles, with Meyer bouncing back from his first loss of the year with a 6-2, 6-4 win at No. 2 against Schueller. Hough notched a 6-4, 6-2 defeat of Roggenkamp.
The Cougars will now enjoy a two-week break before traveling to Mobile, Ala. for the National Christian College Athletics Association national championships.