– Augusta State claimed two of three doubles matches Thursday
afternoon en route to a 5-1 victory over USC Aiken in the opening
round of the NCAA Southeast Regional at Blackmon Tennis Center.
With the win, the 18th-ranked Jaguars improved to 14-6 on the season and will advance to take on regional host and 10th-ranked Columbus State (16-4) on Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. The No. 26 Pacers closed their season with an 11-12 overall record.
ASU's Jenner Stevenson and Jan Labas combined for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles while Rafael Milhati and Wu Ferraz posted an 8-4 victory at No. 3 doubles.
ASU all-conference performer Henrique Boturao booked a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles and fellow all-PBC honoree Bernardo Fernandes led 6-4, 1-0 when the Pacers' Juan Xavier Ponce retired at No. 2 singles. ASU senior Wu Ferrax tallied the Jags' other singles victory at No. 6 singles with a 6-1, 6-1 win over USCA's Juan Guglielmeti.
Under head coach Michael McGrath, ASU is making its seventh postseason appearance in the last 11 seasons.
2010 NCAA Southeast Regional USC Aiken vs Augusta State #18 Augusta State 5, #26 USC Aiken 1 May 6, 2010 at Columbus, Georgia (Blackmon Tennis Center)
Singles competition 1. Jenner Stevenson (ASU) vs. Andrade, Gregory (USCAM) unfinished 2. Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) def. Ponce, Juan Xavier (USCAM) 6-4, 1-0, retired 3. Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Markiewicz, Nicolas (USCAM) 6-0, 6-0 4. Jan Labas (ASU) vs. Garcia, Filipe (USCAM) unfinished 5. Rafael Milhati (ASU) vs. Klaas, Ben (USCAM) unfinished 6. Guilherme Ferraz (ASU) def. Guglielmeti, Juan (USCAM) 6-1, 6-1 Doubles competition 1. #8 Andrade, Gregory/Ponce, Juan Xavier (USCAM) def. Bernardo Fernandes/Henrique Boturao (ASU) 9-7 2. Jenner Stevenson/Jan Labas (ASU) def. Markiewicz, Nicolas/Klaas, Ben (USCAM) 8-6 3. Rafael Milhati/Guilherme Ferraz (ASU) def. Guglielmeti, Juan/Garcia, Filipe (USCAM) 8-4