Sophomore Matthijs Bolsius is 1 of 8 NAIA regional champions competing at this weekend’s ITA National Small College Championships in Mobile, Ala.
Senior David Goodman headlined Azusa Pacific’s men’s tennis postseason honorees, earning his fourth NAIA All-American selection and appearing on the first team for the second time in his career after leading a young Cougar squad to the NAIA championship match for the fifth consecutive season. Head coach Mark Bohren was named GSAC Coach of the Year for the eighth straight season.
Second-seeded Azusa Pacific was a lot closer than the final score appeared in its quest for a second NAIA championship in its fifth consecutive title match appearance, but the Cougars were unable to capitalize on opening-set singles wins in a 5-0 defeat to top-seeded Auburn Montgomery, which won its second straight NAIA men’s tennis crown.
Second-seeded Azusa Pacific survived a grueling semifinal, defeating third-seeded Embry-Riddle (Fla.), 5-3, and the Cougars advanced to their fifth straight NAIA championship match, where they will face championship nemesis Auburn Montgomery at the 56th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship in Mobile, Ala.
Second-seeded Azusa Pacific clinched a fifth straight semifinals appearance with a 5-1 victory over Lee (Tenn.), minutes before a powerful rainstorm swept through and shifted the unfinished quarterfinals indoors Wednesday at the 56th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship in Mobile, Ala.
Second-seeded Azusa Pacific would have preferred a quick, clean second-round victory over Union (Ky.) at the 56th Annual NAIA Men’s Tennis National Championship in Mobile, Ala., but the Cougars settled for a hard-fought 5-1 win over the unseeded Bulldogs to advance to the quarterfinals.
An all-important doubles tiebreaker swung in Azusa Pacific’s favor, and the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Cougars grabbed that momentum en route to their eighth consecutive NAIA Region II Men’s Tennis Championship with Friday’s 5-1 victory over No. 5-ranked Fresno Pacific in San Diego.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific posted a 5-0 victory over No. 9-ranked Point Loma Nazarene in the first semifinal of the NAIA Region II Men’s Tennis Tournament Thursday morning in San Diego.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific claimed the men’s independent college team championship at the 107th Annual Ojai Valley Tennis Tournament, thanks to an all-Azusa Pacific doubles final and a runner-up performance from freshman Mathias Weber. The team victory was the Cougars’ ninth in the past 10 seasons at the annual tournament.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific had to scramble for a home court, and the Cougars suffered their second straight defeat to an NCAA Div. I program, dropping a 7-2 matchup to New Mexico State that snapped a 23-match home winning streak Saturday afternoon in Glendora.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific clinched its sixth consecutive GSAC championship with a convincing 7-2 win over No. 6-ranked Vanguard Saturday afternoon at Citrus College, extending the Cougars’ conference win streak to 52 matches as they wrapped up GSAC play for the season.
Playing its fifth match in the past 7 days, the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific extended its winning streak to 18 matches after shutting out NCAA Div. III’s No. 27-ranked Colby (Maine), 9-0, Tuesday afternoon at Citrus College.
For just the third time in 20 matches this season, the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific played to within just 1 point of an opponent, but the Cougars picked up a valuable point with a narrow 9-8 win by Robby Dabbs and Ronald Chow in doubles play to secure a 5-4 victory over NCAA Div. III’s No. 3-ranked Middlebury (Vt.) Monday afternoon at Citrus College.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific posted a 9-0 sweep over Biola to extend its GSAC winning streak to 51 matches, then posted its 16th straight overall win this season following a 7-2 victory over Hawaii Pacific Saturday afternoon at Citrus College.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific extended its winning streak to 14 matches after an 8-1 victory over No. 18-ranked Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) Wednesday afternoon at Citrus College.
For the eighth time in 13 matches, the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific won at least 8 of the 9 possible points, posting an 8-1 non-conference victory over No. 25-ranked California Baptist Saturday afternoon at Citrus College.
Azusa Pacific extended its conference winning streak to 49 straight matches after the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Cougars posted a 7-2 road victory over No. 20-ranked Concordia Saturday afternoon in Irvine.
The 8-match Golden State Athletic Conference men’s tennis schedule has reached its midpoint, and the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific posted an 8-1 victory over Hope International Tuesday afternoon at Citrus College to extend the Cougars’ conference winning streak to 48 straight matches.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific added its fourth shutout in the past 6 matches to an impressive early-season run, following up an impressive 5-4 road win against No. 6-ranked Fresno Pacific with a 9-0 home sweep over Westmont Saturday afternoon.
It was the second time in just over 72 hours that Mathias Weber faced the losing end of a match point, and he battled back again for a 3-set singles win to lift the NAIA's No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific to a 5-4 win over No. 6-ranked Fresno Pacific Monday afternoon in Fresno.
For the third time in 4 matches, the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific men’s tennis team won every singles and doubles match, this time shutting out No. 21-ranked California Baptist in the Golden State Athletic Conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon in Riverside.
Patrick Kur and Mathias Weber came back from a 7-2 deficit to win a 9-8 doubles duel to spark a 6-3 win over NCAA Div. III No. 3-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Friday afternoon at Citrus College, lifting the NAIA's No. 2-ranked Cougars to a 5-1 record heading into Saturday's GSAC opener at California Baptist.
It had been 21 months between non-conference sweeps for Azusa Pacific men’s tennis before Thursday’s 9-0 win over Chapman, but the NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Cougars needed just 48 hours to post another after shutting out NCAA Div. III No. 9-ranked Redlands, 9-0, in a dual match Saturday afternoon at Citrus College.
The NAIA’s No. 2-ranked Azusa Pacific bounced back from its first defeat of the season to shut out visiting Chapman Thursday afternoon, 9-0, the Cougars’ first out of conference or NAIA Tournament play since a 9-0 win over Alliant International on April 16, 2005.
After dropping all 3 doubles matches to UC San Diego, the Azusa Pacific men's tennis team came back to win 4 singles points, and Patrick Kur had worked to match point at No. 2 singles before UC San Diego's Bijan Moallemi completed the 3-set comeback to seal a 5-4 defeat for the Cougars in San Diego.
The defending NAIA runner-up Azusa Pacific men's tennis team put together a near-sweep over Occidental in an 8-1 win in the Cougars' home opener Friday afternoon. Art Fatkhiev's 6-0, 6-0 singles win helped spark the Cougars to the win.
Sophomore Patrick Kur won both his singles and doubles matches this afternoon against UC Riverside, leading the defending NAIA runner-up Azusa Pacific men's tennis team to a 5-2 win over the NCAA Div. I Highlanders Saturday afternoon.