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Men's Tennis - Sat, Apr. 5, 2014

Each win draws Biola men's tennis closer and closer to a mark it has not hit since its reincarnation in 2007, a .500 record.

With the Eagles' latest victory, a 7-2 win over Arizona Christian, they improve to 8-11 overall and bump their Golden State Athletic Conference record to 4-3.

"This was our best match of the year," said Head Coach David Goodman. "The guys have improved so much this season. It is great to see their hard work paid off."

The Eagles asserted their dominance on the Firestorm, dropping just one match in both singles and doubles play. The conference win helps Biola pull even with No. 11 Concordia in third place in the GSAC.

Luke Mountain and Tayven Townsend each got wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles to win their second straight singles contests. They are the only Eagles to have an active winning streak following Tuesday's 6-3 loss to Lewis-Clark State.

Lucas Lee, Brandon Chang and Rodric Pence also got wins in singles, with each match finishing in two sets.

The Firestorm got a strong showing from its No. 1 doubles pairing, but didn't see much of anything from its other two groupings as Biola took No. 2 and No. 3. Lee and Mountain earned their eighth doubles win as a pairing this season, seven of those coming at No. 2 and one of them at No. 1.

Biola will host No. 11 Concordia on Saturday in a match that will push one over the other for third place in the conference. The Eagles face the Eagles (6-7, 4-3 GSAC) at 10 a.m. at the Biola Tennis Center.