DUE WEST, S.C. – The Augusta University men's tennis team broke open the 2017 season on Friday afternoon at Erskine College in Due West, S.C. The Jaguars won 8-1 in the non-conference match – only dropping one singles match.
Augusta won all three doubles matches. Patrick Oliveira and Odyr Cruz won the No. 1 singles spot, Gabriel Dos Santos and Joao Ferreira won an 8-3 match in the No. 2 doubles match, and Joao Gabriel Freitas and Gabriel Pansera wrapped up the doubles sweep in the third match.
Oliveira, ranked No. 12 in the nation individually, didn't drop a set as he won No. 1 singles 6-0, 6-0.
The Jaguar men play their first dual match with the Lady Jags on Saturday, Feb. 4 against Barton College in Sumter, S.C.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Augusta University vs Erskine
Feb 03, 2017 at Due West, S.C.
Augusta University 8, Erskine 1
1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT17) def. Nikolai Suhr (ERSKINEM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT17) def. Andres Argenal (ERSKINEM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Ritwik Bhriguvanshi (ERSKINEM) def. Joao Ferreira (AUGMT17) 6-1, 3-0, retired
4. Joao Gabriel Freitas (AUGMT17) def. Ross Edgar (ERSKINEM) 6-2, 6-1
5. Arthur Andrade (AUGMT17) def. Andre Andre (ERSKINEM) 6-2, 6-1
6. Gabriel Pansera (AUGMT17) def. Tyler Burgess (ERSKINEM) 6-1, 6-1
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