Jan Meyer: Ranked No. 1 in Divison II

By Katie Richcreek, sports editor

Azusa Pacific men’s tennis player Jan Meyer earned recognition as the No. 1 singles player in NCAA Division II in the March 25 Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings.

The junior out of Heiligenhaus, Germany has led the Cougars to the No. 2 spot in the West Region — second only to PacWest foe Hawai’i Pacific, who also currently ranks No. 1 in the nation.

Meyer’s continued success will be critical in the Cougars’ maintenance of that second spot, as only two teams from the West Region will receive NCAA tournament berths. Unfortunately, there is no individual championship in Division II — so the rest of the Azusa Pacific squad’s continued success is equally as critical in giving Meyer an opportunity to compete at the national level.

The April 22 print issue of The Clause will feature an in-depth profile on Meyer. But in the meantime, check out this brief video feature on Division II’s No. 1 player (courtesy APU Athletics):