Azusa Pacific 2
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- In a battle between 2 of the NAIA’s Top 5 teams, No. 2-ranked Vanguard proved to be too much for No. 4 Azusa Pacific as the Lions handed the Cougars a 7-2 setback in a Golden State Athletic Conference women’s tennis match in Costa Mesa Friday.
With the loss, the Cougars fall to 4-2 overall, 2-1 GSAC. Vanguard improves to 7-0, 5-0.
The Lions quickly jumped out to a 3-0 lead after sweeping all 3 doubles’ matches. However, the Cougars made them work, especially at No. 1 where Mayu Sato and Jennifer Dao forced Olga Hlushchanka and Amy Brown into a tiebreaker before falling 9-8 (7-3).
From there, the Lions cruised in to the win by taking 4 of 6 singles’ matches, although the Cougars pushed them to the limit coming within a few points of stealing another point and possibly the match.
Sato at No. 4 and Lynn Quitoriano at No. 5 picked up the Cougars’ lone points. Bay Daniels nearly picked up another point at No. 4 singles before falling to Brown (6-4, 7-5).
1 - Olga Hlushchanka (VU) def. Jennifer Dao (APU) 6-3, 6-4
2 - Jenny Edner (VU) def. Peggy Bell (APU) 7-5, 6-1
3 - Amy Brown (VU) def. Bay Daniels (APU) 6-4, 7-5
4 – Mayu Sato (APU) def. Damia Donkervoort (VU) 6-4, 6-2
5 – Lynn Quitoriano (APU) def. Alena Votavova (VU) 6-4, 6-4
6 - Olivia Amstad (VU) def. Christiana Scolinos (APU) 6-1, 6-0
1 - Hlushchanka/Brown (VU) def. Sato/Dao (APU) 9-8 (7-3)
2 - Edner/Donkervoort (VU) def. Bell/Quitoriano (APU) 8-5
3 – Votavova/Amstad (VU) def. Daniels/Heather Hiatt (APU) 8-4