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Published
April 7, 2005
By
Micah McDaniel
Azusa Pacific 9
Westmont 0

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The NAIA’s No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific moved within one win of its fourth straight GSAC title Thursday with a 9-0 win over GSAC-rival Westmont.

With the win, Azusa Pacific improves to 16-3 overall, 6-0 GSAC. The win is the Cougars fourth in a row and sets up Friday’s showdown with Vanguard where a win will give the Cougars the GSAC title outright. The Cougars currently lead the Lions by one game with 2 to go.

Westmont falls to 9-9, 2-5.

The Cougars were rarely challenged in today’s match. They easily swept through all 3 doubles’ matches, winning each of them by identical 8-1 scores. Then in singles’ play, the Cougars swept all 6 matches in straight sets, including Sam Fletcher at No. 1 and Gordon Hong at No. 4 winning their respective matches by decisive 6-0, 6-0 scores.

Singles
1 – Sam Fletcher (APU) d. Burke Marold (WC) 6-0, 6-0
2 – David Goodman (APU) d. Bryn Mercado (WC) 6-3, 6-2
3 – Adam Davidson (APU) d. John Hilp (WC) 6-3, 6-1
4 – Gordon Hong (APU) d. Kyle Godfrey (WC) 6-0, 6-0
5 – Tom Jelsma (APU) d. J.B. Shiller (WC) 6-1, 6-2
6 – Alex Muresan (APU) d. Eric Kinsey (WC) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles
1 – Fletcher/Davidson (APU) d. Marold/Mercado (WC) 8-1
2 – Goodman/Hong (APU) d. Shiller/Godfrey (WC) 8-1
3 – Muresan/Jelsma (APU) d. Hilp/Kinsey (WC) 8-1