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Saturday, February 25, 2006 - GSAC Match #5
Final -
#10 Sunbirds sweep #15 Point Loma Nazarene 9-0

Fresno - The 10th-ranked Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds bumped their overall record to 4-2 with an unexpected 9-0 Golden State Athletic Conference sweep of No. 15 Point Loma Nazarene.

Matt Carroll defeated Philipp Wulf [6-3, 6-0] at No. 1 and combined with Marco Foelz to defeat Christian Gerloff & Jonathon Bowman [8-8 (8-6)] at No. 1 doubles.

"The guys play real well," said FPU head coach Neil Castro. "They have been improving with each match. I'm real pleased."

Next up for the Sunbirds are the top-ranked, and defending NAIA National Champion, Azusa Pacific University Cougars. The Sunbirds and Cougars will tangle in Azusa next Thursday, March 2.

SUNBIRDS host POINT LOMA NAZARENE
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Sunbirds 9, Sea Lions 0
Singles
1
Matt Carroll d. Philipp Wulf
6-3, 6-0
2
Anthony Zafiris d. Christian Gerloff
6-2, 6-1
3
Petr Sitnikov d. Jonathon Bowman
7-5, 7-6 (7-4)
4
Victor Medina d. Craig Johnson
7-5, 0-6, 6-4
5
Roberto Bianco d. Sean Sand
6-2, 6-1
6
Marco Foelz d. Stephen Sheldon
6-3, 6-4
Doubles
1
Carroll & Foelz d. Gerloff & Bowman
8-8 (8-6)
2
Medina & Zafiris d. Wulf & Sheldon
8-2
3
Jackson & Bianco d. Sand & Johnson
8-2

Updated Records
#15 Point Loma Nazarene: 5-4, 2-2
#10 Sunbirds: 4-2, 4-1

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Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.

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Opponent - Score - Record
Fall 2005
@ ITA Regional
@ Fresno State
Spring 2006
@ UC Santa Barbara
L 3-4
AZUSA PACIFIC *
L 3-6
HOPE INTER *
W 9-0
@ Vanguard *
W 6-2
@ Concordia *
W 8-1
PT. LOMA NAZ *
W 9-0
@ Azusa Pacific *
L 2-7
@ Westmont *
W 8-1
Rollins @ UCSD
L 4-5
@ UC San Diego
L 3-6
UC SANTA CRUZ
- RAIN OUT-
VANGUARD *
W 7-2
SANTA FE
W 5-4
@ Hope International *
W 8-1
DEPAUL
W 5-2
CONCORDIA *
W 7-2
@ Pt. Loma Naz *
W 7-2
WESTMONT *
W 8-1
@ UC Santa Cruz
L 3-4
@ Santa Clara
L 3-4
@ Sacramento State
W 4-3
@ UOP
L 1-6
@ Ojai Tournament
Region Championship
Vanguard W 5-2
@ Azusa Pacific L 3-5
National Championship
Shorter, Georgia
W 5-1
Freed-Hardeman, Tenn
L 1-5
End of Season
* GSAC match