AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Men's Tennis team topped rival USC Aiken 5-1, while the GRU Augusta women dropped a close battle 5-4 to the Pacers in Peach Belt Conference action Wednesday afternoon at Newman Tennis Center.
The Jaguar men improved to 12-4 overall and 2-2 in the Peach Belt Conference with the 5-1 win over USCA. The Jaguars swept all three doubles matches for an early advantage. USCA's Ettore Damiani won the No. 1 singles contest over Victor Cabellos, but GRU's Romain Ferreria downed Alejandro Andino to even the singles meeting 1-1. The third, fourth, fifth, and sixth singles matches did not finish play for the Jags to hold on for a 4-1 win.
The GRU Augusta women slid to 8-6 and 3-4 in the PBC with the one-point loss to the Pacers. The Jaguars won all their doubles meetings, but only got one win in singles play, from Gisela Font, to fall 5-4. The Jaguar women host Erskine tomorrow, Thursday March 27 for a 2:00 p.m. match at Newman Tennis Center.
Next up for the GRU men is a PBC match, with the women, this Saturday at Newman Tennis Center with the North Georgia Nighthawks at 2:00 p.m.
USC Aiken 5, GRU Augusta 4
1. Margot Simon (USCAW) def. Aida Castany (GRUAWT) 4-6, 6-1, 6-1
2. Nadine Tusiama (USCAW) def. Roberta Oliveira (GRUAWT) 6-0, 6-1
3. Shauna Williams (USCAW) def. Maria C. Pimentel (GRUAWT) 5-7, 6-2, 6-4
4. Gisela Font (GRUAWT) def. Franziska Regel (USCAW) 7-5, 6-0
5. Victoria Jasko (USCAW) def. Julie Fontaine (GRUAWT) 6-2, 6-4
6. Julie Arruda (USCAW) def. Maria Nadal (GRUAWT) 6-1, 6-2
1. Aida Castany/Marie Vin (GRUAWT) def. Margot Simon/Shauna Williams (USCAW) 8-5
2. Roberta Oliveira/Julie Fontaine (GRUAWT) def. Nadine Tusiama/Franziska Regel (USCAW) 9-7
3. Maria C. Pimentel/Gisela Font (GRUAWT) def. Victoria Jasko/Caitlyn Lawrence (USCAW) 8-3
MEN'S TENNIS: GRU Augusta 5, USC Aiken 1
1. Ettore Damiani (USCAM) def. Victor Cabellos (GRUAMT) 6-4, 6-1
2. Romain Ferreria (GRUAMT) def. Alejandro Andino (USCAM) 6-4, 6-1
3. Romain Brunie (GRUAMT) vs. Andy Quirk (USCAM) unfinished
4. Victor Guimaraes (GRUAMT) vs. Lucas Gobbi (USCAM) unfinished
5. Joao Freitas (GRUAMT) vs. Patrick Stiebinger (USCAM) unfinished
6. Gustav Anderson (GRUAMT) def. Felix Zahn (USCAM) 6-2, 6-2
1. Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (GRUAMT) def. Alejandro Andino/Patrick Stiebinger (USCAM) 8-1
2. Romain Ferreria/Romain Brunie (GRUAMT) def. Ettore Damiani/Lucas Gobbi (USCAM) 8-6
3. Joao Freitas/Maxime Coulomb (GRUAMT) def. Ronan Reberac/Andy Quirk (USCAM) 9-7