Boris Bakalov captured the men's singles title at the Wilson/ITA Regional Championship held at Point Loma Nazarene in San Diego, Calif.
Azusa Pacific avenged 2 years of frustration in the national championship match with a 5-3 win over Santa Fe (N.M.) to win the 2005 NAIA National Championship, the first in program history.
Azusa Pacific has waited an entire year for this. The Cougars got their revenge from last year's title match defeat and stormed past Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.), 5-2, to move into their third consecutive championship match.
The year-long wait for a second chance is over for Azusa Pacific. The Cougars beat Virginia Intermont, 5-1, to move into the semis, forcing a rematch of last year's title match with Auburn Montgomery.
Azusa Pacific's quest for a national title couldn't have started any better. The second-seed Cougars swept doubles' action and made quick work of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.), 5-0, to advance to the quarterfinals.
Azusa Pacific held off Vanguard, 5-3, to claim its sixth consecutive NAIA Region II Men's Tennis crown. The Cougars are the only team to win a Region II title in its 6 years of existence.
Azusa Pacific set itself up for an unprecedented sixth NAIA Region II crown by knocking off No. 18 Point Loma Nazarene, 5-1, in the 2005 NAIA Region II semifinals.
Boris Bakalov knocked off teammate and defending champion Adam Davidson to claim the 2005 Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament and lift Azusa Pacific to its seventh team championship.
The NAIA's top-ranked Azusa Pacific concluded its regular-season slate with a pair of convincing 9-0 wins against Hope International and Alliant International Saturday.
The NAIA's top-ranked Azusa Pacific did something it hasn't done in 10 years--beat NCAA Division II-power Hawaii Pacific. The Cougars cruised past the Sea Warriors, 8-1, Wednesday.
Gordon Hong had the weight of his team on his shoulders, and he responded. With the match tied at 3-3, the final point came down to court No. 5 where Hong picked up a 3-set win to give Azusa Pacific a 4-3 win over Hawaii.
Azusa Pacific wanted to make a statement, and that's what it did. The top-ranked Cougars stormed past No. 5 Vanguard for their unprecedented fourth straight GSAC title.
Azusa Pacific moved one step closer to its fourth straight GSAC title with a 9-0 win over Westmont Thursday. The No. 1-ranked Cougars face No. 5 Vanguard for the GSAC title Friday in Azusa.
Azusa Pacific did it again. For the second time in a week, the Cougars erased an early deficit and swept all 6 singles' matches, this time to defeat NCAA Division III-power Redlands, 7-2.
The winds were gusty all day, but Azusa Pacific was able to calm the Gusties, defeating NCAA Division III No. 7-ranked Gustavus Adolphus (Minn.), 7-2, Thursday.
Azusa Pacific bounced back from its 2-game losing skid in a big way. The Cougars upended NCAA Division II-power Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 7-2, Saturday in Azusa.
NCAA Division II Drury (Mo.) erased a 3-1 deficit by taking the final 5 singles' matches to steal a 6-3 win from the NAIA's top-ranked Azusa Pacific.
Azusa Pacific stole the doubles' point and was a few breaks away from extending its winning streak to 13 straight, but instead the Cougars fell, 5-2, to BYU.
In one of the more impressive showings of the season, No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific manhandled No. 16 Lewis-Clark St. (Idaho), 9-0, for its 12th straight win.
Azusa Pacific didn't have its full line-up, and Westmont nearly took advantage. But in the end, the top-ranked Cougars grinded out a 6-3 win over the Warriors.
Azusa Pacific was pushed to the limit for the first time since its season-opener, but the Cougars held off a pesky Presbyterian, drowning the Blue Hose, 8-1.
Using a make-shift line-up, the NAIA's No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific made quick work of local-rival Cal Poly Pomona, downing the Broncos, 9-0.
The NAIA's No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific had little work to do in getting a 9-0 sweep of NCAA Division I Gonzaga Tuesday in Azusa.
Azusa Pacific stormed through singles' play, winning all 6 matches in straight sets to key its way to an easy 8-1 win at Point Loma Nazarene Saturday.
The NAIA's No. 1-ranked Azusa Pacific turned what was supposed to be a showdown into a route. The Cougars downed No. 4 Vanguard, 7-2, in a key GSAC match.
The courts were dry, so Azusa Pacific was finally able to get back to business against UC Riverside. The Cougars swept the Highlanders, 7-0, setting up Friday's stage with Vanguard.
Azusa Pacific and Claremont-Mudd survived the rains and played their match as scheduled. The Cougars cruised to a 7-0 win over the NCAA Division III No. 6-ranked Stags.
Azusa Pacific flexed its top-ranked muscle Thursday and swamped No. 10 Point Loma Nazarene, 9-0, in a GSAC match. The Cougars were rarely tested, winning in straight sets in 5 of 6 singles matches.
Azusa Pacific picked up its first win of the season, more than 2 weeks after its season-opener. The Cougars got a 8-1 win at UC San Diego to move to 1-1.
It wasn't supposed to win and for the most part, it wasn't even supposed to make a match of it. Azusa Pacific made a match of it in doubles play, but then UCLA cruised in singles to get a 7-0 win.
Azusa Pacific been the NAIA's most dominant team the past 2 seasons, but the ultimate prize has eluded them twice. The Cougars hope this year is the year.