AZUSA, Calif.-- Before even playing a singles match, the No. 11 ranked men’s tennis team clinched its eighth win of the season with a 7-2 victory against Shorthanded Lewis (Ill.) on Monday afternoon. The Cougars, who were spotted three points with the Flyers playing with only four active players, won both of their doubles matches to bring a 5-0 lead into singles play.
The victory, however, was bittersweet, with sophomore Jan Meyer having his 28-match regular season winning streak snapped. Meyer, the No. 7 ranked player in NCAA Division II, fell to No. 8 ranked Armand Levandi 6-4, 6-4 at No. 1, ending an impressive undefeated run to open his college career.
Alan Leahy recorded a three-set win, beating Erik Aunapuu 2-6, 6-4, 10-7 in his first match at No. 2, while Joseph Remington posted his first victory of the year with a 6-1, 6-2 win over Philip Kuenzi at No. 4. Tomas Aranguiz lost to Mate Srdanovic 6-3, 2-6, 12-10 at No. 3 singles.
In doubles the team of Meyer and Pascal Engel posted an 8-4 win against Armand and Aunapuu at No. 1, while Frederik Wilkens and Gary Yam tabbed an 8-1 defeat of Kuenzi and Srdanovic at No. 2.
On Wednesday the Cougars will take on No. 1 ranked Barry at the Munson & Bavougian Tennis Complex at 1:30 p.m. The match will be streamed live on Azusa Pacific’s live video channel. To access the live video link, Click Here.