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Published
February 1, 2005
By
Micah McDaniel
Azusa Pacific 8
Cal State L.A. 1

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Azusa Pacific swept all 3 doubles’ matches then cruised through singles play with wins in 5 of 6 matches to get a relatively easy 8-1 win over NCAA Division II Cal State L.A. in both teams’ season-opener Tuesday in Azusa.

The Cougars improve to 1-0 while the Golden Eagles fall to 0-1.

Peggy Bell and Lynn Quitoriano cruised at No. 2 doubles over Kimmy Barnes and Maggie Bollinger, 8-1, and the freshmen duo of Heather Hiatt and Bay Daniels picked up an 8-3 win over Kim Godoy and Dana Popescu at No. 3. However, Ronalyn Miller and Charise Godoy made Jennifer Dao and Mayu Sato work for the third point at No. 1 doubles. The Golden Eagle duo forced a tiebreaker before Dao and Sato took a 9-8 (12-10) win.

At that point, the Cougars needed just 2 singles wins to take the match. They cruised in straight set wins at No. 1 (Dao), 2 (Bell), 3 (Daniels) and 6 (Christiana Scolinos).

Sato had to work hard for a win over Barnes at No. 4 (6-2, 4-6 (11-9)). The Golden Eagles’ picked up their lone point when Popescu knocked off Lynn Quitoriano (6-4, 6-3) at No. 5.

Singles
1 - Jennifer Dao (APU) d. Charise Godoy 6-4, 6-3
2 - Peggy Bell (APU) d. Maggie Bollinger 6-0, 6-2
3 - Bay Daniels (APU) d. Ronalyn Miller 6-2, 6-0
4 - Mayu Sato (APU) d. Kimmy Barnes 6-2, 4-6 (11-9)
5 - Dana Popescu d. Lynn Quitoriano (APU) 6-4, 6-3
6 - Christiana Scolinos (APU) d. Kim Godoy 6-2, 6-0

Doubles
1 - Dao/Sato (APU) d. Miller/C. Godoy 9-8 (12-10)
2 - Bell/Quitoriano (APU) d. Barnes/Bollinger 8-1
3 - Heather Hiatt/Daniels (APU) d. K. Godoy/Popescu 8-3