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Emily Ignas improved to 2-0 in doubles this year when she and Molly Ruby posted an 8-1 victory at No. 2 doubles.

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Published
March 20, 2012
By
Joe Reinsch
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AZUSA, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific has had its share of shutout wins this year, registering five of them in its six matches so far this month. None, however, have come so quickly and decisively as Tuesday’s 9-0 victory over The Master’s College, which took just an hour and 45 minutes to complete with the Cougars winning 96 out of the 100 games that were contested.

No individual player dropped more than just one game Tuesday, with Azusa Pacific notching 8-1 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles along with a perfect 8-0 result from Leah Hoffee and Kim Koetterheinrich at the No. 3 doubles position.

In singles, The Master’s was able to get one game in the opening set of each of the top two singles positions, but every other singles set went Azusa Pacific’s way by a 6-0 score. Freshman Danae Ingwaldson was the first player finished, winning No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0, and Koetterheinrich also didn’t drop a game as she provided the decisive No. 6 singles win that clinched the team victory.

Other perfect 6-0, 6-0 wins came from Emily Harris at No. 3, as well as Nakieta Hein at No. 4, while Natalie McNall and Leah Hoffee each posted 6-1, 6-0 victories in the top two spots of the singles lineup.

The victory was the eighth in a row for Azusa Pacific, which is ranked No. 5 in the NAIA and is now 12-1 overall and 8-1 in Golden State Athletic Conference play. The Cougars continue conference play Thursday with a visit to the NAIA’s No. 6-ranked Point Loma Nazarene. Following that visit to Point Loma Nazarene, Azusa Pacific plays seven of its eight remaining matches at home.

The Master’s fell to 2-10 overall and 2-7 in GSAC play.