AIKEN, S.C. – The Augusta University men's tennis squad traveled across the Savannah River to take on rival USC Aiken on Tuesday afternoon and fell 7-2 in Peach Belt Conference play.
AU is now 7-10 overall and 2-6 in the Peach Belt, while USCA moved to 9-4 on the season and 2-4 in the PBC.
Augusta freshman Martin Hurtado defeated Alex Sklizovic 6-2, 6-7, and 10-2 in a three-set battle at No. 5 singles. AU's other victory came at No. 2 doubles when juniors Patrick Oliveira and Joao Ferreira won 9-7.
AU hosts Alabama-Huntsville on Wednesday, March 28 for a 1:00 p.m. match at Newman Tennis Center.
Tennis Match Results
Augusta University vs USC Aiken
3/27/2018 at Aiken, S.C.
(USC Aiken Tennis Complex)
#15 USC Aiken 7, Augusta University 2
1. Vicente Andrades (USCA) def. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT18) 6-2, 7-6
2. Antonio Sabugueiro (USCA) def. Alan Vilaro (AUGMT18) 6-2, 6-2
3. Alvaro Garcia Gil (USCA) def. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT18) 6-4, 6-3
4. Liam Wiggins (USCA) def. Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT18) 6-2, 6-3
5. Martin Hurtado (AUGMT18) def. Alex Sklizovic (USCA) 6-2, 6-7, 10-2
6. Valentin Larroque (USCA) def. Jose Cobo (AUGMT18) 6-3, 6-2
Augusta University 7-10; 2-6
USC Aiken 9-4; 2-3; National ranking #15; Regional ranking #6
Order of finish:1,3,2; 2,3,1,4,6,5
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