AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's tennis team earned its fifth consecutive win to start the season in a 9-0 non-conference match against the Emmanuel Lions on Friday afternoon in Newman Tennis Center. It was the third consecutive match where the Jaguars didn't drop a set.
The Jaguars (5-0) pulled out an 8-1 No. 1 doubles match with Patrick Oliveira and Odyr Cruz winning 8-1. The Lions made it close in the second and third doubles match, but Moritz Gehlhaus and Gabriel Dos Santos survived 8-6 and Joao Gabriel Freitas and Gabriel Pansera 8-5.
Against the Lions in singles play, Augusta eared six straight victories to shut out Emmanuel. Oliveira, Gehlhaus, Arthur Andrade, and Cruz all won 6-0 sets in their singles matches.
The Jaguars begin Peach Belt Conference competition on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Lander in Greenwood, S.C., for a 2:00 p.m. Valentine's Day faceoff.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Emnanuel College vs Augusta University
Feb 10, 2017 at Augusta, Ga. - Newman Tennis Center
#49 Augusta University 9, Emnanuel College 0
1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT17) def. Juan Carlos Romero (ECM) 6-2, 6-0
2. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT17) def. Jorge Canadas (ECM) 6-1, 6-1
3. Moritz Gehlhaus (AUGMT17) def. Lucas Pereira (ECM) 6-1, 6-0
4. Arthur Andrade (AUGMT17) def. Enrique Alcacer (ECM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Joao Gabriel Freitas (AUGMT17) def. Guillaume Watteuw (ECM) 6-2, 6-3
6. Odyr Cruz (AUGMT17) def. David Forehand (ECM) 6-1, 6-0
Emnanuel College 1-6
Augusta University 5-0; National ranking #49; Regional ranking #9
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