AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's tennis team met the North Georgia Nighthawks on Friday afternoon and fell 6-3 in Peach Belt Conference play at Newman Tennis Center.
Augusta honored its four seniors for their four-year contributions to the program in a pre-match ceremony. The Jaguars recognized Amelia Pinoargote, Jose Cobo, Gabriel Dos Santos, and Moritz Gehlhaus.
With two injuries sustained, the Jaguars started the day down 2-0. No. 23 nationally-ranked Patrick Oliveira won at No. 1 singles and Cobo cruised to a 6-2, 6-2 win at No. 5 singles, but the Nighthawks notched the others for the win.
Oliveira and Cobo also won at No. 1 doubles – winning an extended 9-7 match for AU.
Augusta plays a Peach Belt Conference match at Georgia Southwestern in Americus, Ga. on April 13 at 12:00 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
University of North Georgia vs Augusta University
Mar 30, 2018 at Augusta, Ga.
(Newman Tennis Center)
#50 University of North Georgia 6, Augusta University 3
1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT18) def. Niklas Zielen (UNGM) 4-6, 3-0, retired
2. Ryan Gaskin (UNGM) def. Alan Vilaro (AUGMT18) 6-4, 6-1
3. Tim Kiehl (UNGM) def. Martin Hurtado (AUGMT18) 6-1, 7-6
4. Mark Laishley (UNGM) def. Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT18) 6-3, 7-5
5. Jose Cobo (AUGMT18) def. Zack Waldow (UNGM) 6-2, 6-2
6. Kevin Candido (UNGM) def. No player (AUGMT18), by default
3. Tim Kiehl/Zack Waldow (UNGM) def. No player/No player (AUGMT18), by default
University of North Georgia 8-5, 2-4 PBC; National ranking #50; Regional ranking #4
Augusta University 8-11, 1-7 PBC
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