AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's tennis team hosted the Francis Marion Patriots for a Peach Belt Conference match on Tuesday and won 5-4 at Newman Tennis Center.
Augusta and FMU were tied 4-4 with only the No. 3 singles match left. AU's Gaspard Mathieu pulled out a three-set win to give the Jags the go-ahead point. FMU won No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, before junior Patrick Oliveira and senior Jose Cobo won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.
Oliveira did his job at No. 1 singles when the nationally-ranked player won 6-0, 6-3. Senior Moritz Gehlhaus and freshman Martin Hurtado gave the Jags two more points with wins at No. 4 and No. 5 singles.
The Jags host North Georgia for another Peach Belt match on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2:00 p.m. in Newman Tennis Center.
Tennis Match Results
Francis Marion University vs Augusta University
Feb 20, 2018 at Augusta, Ga.
(Newman Tennis Center)
Augusta University 5, Francis Marion University 4
1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT18) def. Mauricio Guerrero (FMU) 6-0, 6-3
2. W. Anth-Forsberg (FMU) def. Alan Vilaro (AUGMT18) 7-5, 6-1
3. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT18) def. Matt Astell (FMU) 7-6, 6-7, 2-0, retired
4. Moritz Gehlhaus (AUGMT18) def. Charles Hutchings (FMU) 1-6, 6-1, 6-2
5. Martin Hurtado (AUGMT18) def. Paul Meuwissen (FMU) 6-4, 6-0
6. Matheo Espinoza (FMU) def. Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT18) 6-2, 6-1
Francis Marion University 2-4, 0-1 PBC; Regional ranking #9
Augusta University 4-6, 1-2 PBC
Order of finish | Doubles: 3, 1, 2 Singles: 5, 1, 2, 6, 4, 3
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