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No Rust For The Rested

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Frederik Wilkens won his sixth consecutive match on Thursday.

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Published
February 27, 2014
By
Chris Baker
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AZUSA, Calif.-- Despite a 10-day layoff, the No. 11 ranked Azusa Pacific men’s tennis team showed no signs of rust, defeating No. 19 ranked BYU-Hawaii 6-3 on Thursday. Azusa Pacific, which suffered its lone loss of the year against Fresno Pacific last Monday, improved to 7-1 on the year after taking two of three in doubles, and winning four in singles to push its home record to 3-0 this season.

No. 7 ranked Sophomore Jan Meyer kept his perfect regular season mark intact with a 6-2, 6-1 victory at No. 1 against Yevhen Zahkarov, while Frederik Wilkens posted a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of No. 25 rated Martin Chojnacki at No. 2 to tab his sixth consecutive win.

Pascal Engel nabbed a 6-2, 7-5 win over Dai Peng at No. 5, and Tomas Aranguiz beat Tayor DeHoyos 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6. Gary Yam fell to Ibrahim Karmadzha 6-3, 6-4 at No. 4, while Wei-Feng Lee posted a 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory against Alan Leahy at No. 3.

In doubles the No. 17 ranked team of Zahkarov and Chojnacki beat Meyer and Pascal 8-6 at No. 1, while the Cougars got wins from Wilkens/Aranguiz at No. 2 (9-7) and Yam/Leahy at No. 3 (8-4).

Azusa Pacific will return to the courts on Monday against Lewis before facing perennial NCAA Division II power Barry on Wednesday at the Munson & Bavougian Tennis Complex.