WINGATE, N.C. -- Augusta State claimed five of six singles matches Wednesday afternoon en route to a 7-1 non-conference road win over Wingate. The contest marked the season opener for the 13th-ranked Jaguars.
ASU senior Henrique Boturao, along with sophomores Victor Cabellos and Victor Guimaraes, posted a 2-0 record. Jan Labas and Jenner Stevenson also notched wins at No. 4 and No. 6 singles, respectively.
Boturao and Bernardo Fernandes, the 20th-ranked doubles team in the nation, won 8-4 while Cabellos and Guimaraes combined for an 8-3 win at No. 2 doubles.
The ASU men's team returns to action on Friday, Feb. 3 while the Lady Jaguar tennis team makes it 2012 debut when both squads host Young Harris at 1:00 p.m., at Newman Tennis Center.
Augusta State vs. Wingate
Feb. 1, 2012 at Wingate, N.C. (WU Tennis Complex)
No. 13 Augusta State 7, Wingate 1
1. No. 46 Matthew Lichtenstein (WIN) def. No. 30 Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) 6-4, 6-3
2. No. 36 Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Flavio Rathsam (WIN) 5-7, 6-4, 6-1
3. Victor Cabellos (ASU) def. Andrew Owen (WIN) 6-2, 6-0
4. Jan Labas (ASU) def. Neal Towlson (WIN) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
5. Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Diego Martinez (WIN) 6-4, 6-3
6. Jenner Stevenson (ASU) def. Ryan Forbes (WIN) 6-2, 6-2
1. No. 20 Bernardo Fernandes/Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Flavio Rathsam/Ryan Forbes (WIN) 8-4
2. Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Andrew Owen/Neal Towlson (WIN) 8-3
3. Matthew Lichtenstein/Diego Martinez (WIN) vs. Jenner Stevenson/Maxime Coulomb (ASU) 6-6, unfinished
Augusta State 1-0; National ranking #13; Regional ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (2,1); Singles (6,5,3,4,1,2)
Augusta State is the #13 team in the NCAA Division II top 25 pol