FULLERTON, Calif. -- Hope International was looking forward to testing its new look roster against a formidable foe in top-ranked Azusa Pacific. The end result was a more difficult match for the Cougars but, ultimately, still a 9-0 blanking of the Royals, Tuesday afternoon in Fullerton.
The Cougars ran the table getting impressive wins from Boris Bakalov and Justin Green. Azusa Pacific ran its record to a perfect 6-0.
“Both teams played well today and Hope International is a much improved team but our guys were up to the challenge today,” said head coach Mark Bohren.
Boris Bakalov (APU) d. Felix Houf (HIU), 6-1, 6-1
Patrick Kur (APU) d. Dan Durkie (HIU), 6-2, 6-4
Tom Jelsma (APU) d. Bill Mldenovic (HIU), 6-7, 6-4, 10-2
Cole Billings (APU) d. Oscar Sanchez (HIU), 6-1, 6-0
Art Fatkiev (APU) d. Indra Mitra (HIU), 6-2, 6-2
Justin Green (APU) d. Ignacio Guerrero (HIU), 6-2, 6-0
Bakalov/Jelsma (APU) d. Houf/Sanchez (HIU), 8-1
Fatkiev/Billings (APU) d. Mitra/Durkie (HIU), 8-4
Kur/Goodrich (APU) d. Mldenovic/Guerrero (HIU), 8-6