LA MIRADA, Calif.-- All season long the NAIA’s 5th ranked Azusa pacific has proven just how talented it is. On Friday the Cougars showed off just how deep they are, sweeping Biola 9-0 despite playing without their No. 2 and No. 3 singles players Leah Hoffee and Emily Harris and their combined 32-3 record. Azusa Pacific (17-3, 13-2) lost just seven games the entire day, defeating the Eagles in every set and holding Biola (1-20; 1-13) without a game-win in three matches.
Natalie McNall evened her season record (10-10) playing at No. 1 singles, defeating Mariah Pace 6-0, 6-1. Nakieta Hein, playing at No. 2 for the second time this year, had no trouble adjusting, sweeping Shamariah De Rojas 6-0, 6-0, while freshman Danae Ingwaldson notched a 6-0, 6-1 victory against Danielle Calbeck at No. 3.
Bethany Duval ran her season record to 4-0 with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Lauren Vogel at No. 6, while Molly Ruby defeated Alisha Hansen 6-1, 6-1 in the 4th position. Kim Koetterheinrich, posted a 6-1, 6-0 victory at No. 5 against Jessica Thong.
In doubles McNall and Ruby registered an 8-1 win over De Rojas and Hansen to improve to 11-6 as a team this season. Ingwaldson and Duval paired up for the second time this year, and beat Pace and Thong 8-1 at No. 2, while Koetterheinrich and Hein defeated Calbeck and Vogel 8-0.
With the win Azusa Pacific stayed in second place in the GSAC standings, and will face third place Point Loma Nazarene in the final regular match of the season on Wednesday at the Munson & Bavougian Tennis Complex.