COLUMBUS, Ga. -- Columbus State claimed two of three doubles matches Monday morning and went on to a 5-1 victory over Augusta State in the NCAA Southeast Regional at Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center.
With the loss, the 35th-ranked Lady Jaguars closed their season at 13-10. No. Columbus State improved to 17-5 and will face No. 12 Clayton State (15-7), on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at CSU for the right to advance to the NCAA Division II "Sweet 16" in Altamonte Springs, Fla.
The Cougars jumped out to a 2-0 lead in doubles before ASU's Bianca Machado and Roberta Oliveira posted an 8-6 win at No. 3 doubles over CSU's Andrea Redrado and Renata Paiva. The hosts then took the first three singles matches in straight sets to clinch the win.
The Lady Jags were making their seventh NCAA Regional appearance in the last 12 years.
2011 NCAA SOUTHEAST REGIONAL
Augusta State vs. Columbus State
May 2, 2011 at Columbus, Ga.
(Mary V. Blackmon Tennis Center)
Columbus State def. Augusta State, 5-1
1. #18 Tracy Castillo (CSU) vs. Victoria Lindqvist (ASU) 6-4, 2-1, unfinished
2. #35 Loriane Favoretto (CSU) vs. Marina Ferreria (ASU) 6-4, 3-2, unfinished
3. Madeline Johnson (CSU) def. Bianca Machado (ASU) 6-3, 6-1
4. Andrea Redrado (CSU) vs. Lissa Murakami (ASU) 6-0, 5-2, unfinished
5. Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Camila Correa (ASU) 6-3, 6-2
6. Renata Paiva (CSU) def. Roberta Oliveira (ASU) 6-1, 6-1
1. #13 Madeline Johnson/Loriane Favoretto (CSU) def. Victoria Lindqvist/Julie Fontaine (ASU) 8-2
2. Tracy Castillo/Olivera Jokic (CSU) def. Marina Ferreria/Camila Correa (ASU) 9-8 (7-5)
3. Bianca Machado/Roberta Oliveira (ASU) def. Andrea Redrado/Renata Paiva (CSU) 8-6
Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (,6,3,5)