PHOENIX, Ariz.-- The Azusa Pacific women’s tennis team continued its dominating ways in Phoenix, recording a 5-1 win over Sonoma State and a 5-0 defeat of Metro State (Colo.) to finish the Grand Canyon Tournament with a 4-0 mark. The Cougars lost only two total matches in four contests over the weekend to improve to 5-1 this season, while junior captain Emily Harris stayed perfect on the year (5-0) with a win against Metro State after her first match against the Sea Wolves went unfinished with her leading 7-5 following the first set.
The 17th ranked junior recorded a clean 6-0, 6-0 victory over Cara Cromwell at No. 1 for her 19th straight singles win. No Cougar finished more than one singles match on the day, with Azusa Pacific wrapping up early wins after winning five of six doubles contests.
Danae Ingwaldson won the afternoon’s lengthiest match, registering a 6-3, 2-6, 11-9 defeat of Sonoma State’s Megan White at No. 2. Kim Koetterheinrich won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 5 and Stephanie Quan beat Lauren Ha 6-1, 6-4 at No. 6. Bethany Duval tabbed the team’s only other singles victory, winning 6-1, 6-0 against Sam Schall in the win over Metro State.
In doubles action the 10th ranked duo of Ingwaldson and Harris was upset by Sonoma State’s Chloe Joliff and Sara Clema 8-5 for the Cougars’ only loss of the day. Brejohn McCrary and Quan teamed up for an 8-0 win against White and Lauren Shafer, while Lindsey Yeom and Koetterheinrich beat Ha and Sheena Johnson 8-4.
Azusa Pacific swept doubles play against the Roadrunners, with Harris/Ingwaldson cruising to an 8-1 defeat of Cromwell and Alicia Holm. McCrary and Quan posted an 8-4 win, and Koetterheinrich and Yeom won their fourth straight with an 8-2 victory.
The Cougars won’t have much of a break after their busy weekend, getting back to action on Monday morning against Concordia in the team’s home opener.