AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Augusta State Men's Tennis squad extended its best season in school history Thursday when the Jaguars defeated Drury University 5-2 in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Championships at EP Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.
With the victory, the Jaguars improved to 18-9 on the season and will take on the winner of Concordia-Grand Canyon this afternoon at 4:00 p.m., in the Elite 8.
Boturao won the clinching point over Drury's Roman Gonda. He took the first set 7-6 (7-0) and his 6-3 win in the second set sent the Jaguars into the Elite 8.
The winner advances to take on the winner of Concordia (NY) and Grand Canyon with a trip to the Final Four on the line.
Fans can stay up-to-date on the latest scores at www.ncaa.com/news/ncaa/article/2012-04-19/spring-championship-multimedia. Live stats and live video of selected matches are also available at www.ncaa.com/sports/tennis-men/d2.
NCAA Championships -- Sweet 16
#21 Augusta State 5, #17 Drury University 2
EP Tom Sawyer State Park
May 16, 2012 at
1. #33 Blair, Andy (DUMEN) vs. #25 Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) 7-6 (7-4), 2-6, unfinished
2. Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Gonda, Roman (DU) 7-6 (7-0), 6-3
3. Kriem, Lukas (DU) vs. Victor Cabellos (ASU) 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 0-3, unfinished
4. Jan Labas (ASU) def. Manzanas, Sergio (DU) 6-2, 6-1
5. Volckaert, Nadal J. (DU) def. Victor Guimaraes (ASU) 7-5, 7-6
6. Reyes, Jandui (DU) def. Jenner Stevenson (ASU) 6-1, 7-5
1. #13 Henrique Boturao/Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) def. Gonda, Roman/Kriem, Lukas (DU) 9-7
2. Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Blair, Andy/Manzanas, Sergio (DU) 8-6
3. Jan Labas/Jenner Stevenson (ASU) def. Volckaert, Nadal J./Reyes, Jandui (DU) 8-6
Augusta State 18-9; National ranking #21
Drury University 18-4; National ranking #17
Order of finish: Doubles (3,2,1); Singles (4,6,5,2)
2012 NCAA DII Men's Tennis Championships
Round of 16