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Joseph Remington's win at No. 5 secured Azusa Pacific's 8-1 win over Biola Wednesday.

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April 9, 2014
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AZUSA, Calif.-- The No. 10 ranked Azusa Pacific men’s tennis team registered its 16th win of the season with an 8-1 victory over Biola Wednesday. The Cougars (16-5) swept doubles play before taking a 6-0 lead after a trio of 6-0, 6-0 victories, with Joseph Remington’s straight sets win at No. 5 clinching Azusa Pacific’s 12th consecutive win over the Eagles (8-14).

No. 7 ranked Frederik Wilkens’ 30-minute, 6-0, 6-0 defeat of Isaiah Pekary at No. 1 put Azusa Pacific ahead 4-0 prior to Remington’s 6-0, 6-0 victory against Rodric Pence. Gary Yam nabbed a 6-0, 6-0 win over Brandon Chang at No. 4, before Alan Leahy’s 6-2, 6-1 decision against Tayven Towsend made it a 7-0 contest.

Pascal Engel recorded his first win at No. 2 singles, defeating Luke Mountain 6-2, 6-2, before Sasha Kingsley’s 6-2, 6-4 loss to Chris Evans at No. 6 gave Biola its lone point of the afternoon.

In doubles Jan Meyer and Yam gave the Cougars’ their first point with an 8-1 win over Pekary and Towsend at No. 1, while Engel and Kingsley picked up a win in their first match as a team at No. 3. Wilkens and Leahy then secured a 3-0 Azusa Pacific lead with an 8-6 win against Chang and Mountain at No. 2.

Azusa Pacific will close the regular season against UC San Diego at 3 p.m. on Saturday, before competing in the Pacific West Conference tournament in Surprise, Ariz. next week.