SAVANNAH, Ga. – The No. 23 GRU Augusta Jaguars couldn't overcome the first-needed No. 5 Armstrong Pirates on Monday afternoon, falling 5-0 in the second round of the NCAA Southeast Regional.
The Jaguars end the season ranked No. 23 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) with a 19-7 overall record, while Armstrong (18-6) advances to the 2014 NCAA Division II Men's Tennis Round of 16, held in Altamonte Springs, Fla., from May 14-17.
Ranked No. 16 in the nation, GRU doubles duo Victor Cabellos and Victor Guimares battled seventh-ranked Jaan Kononov and Pedro Scocuglia in the first doubles spot. The Jags tallied six points, but fell 8-6 after Arthur Andrade and Joao Gabriel Freitas fell 8-2 in the third doubles slot that finished first.
In the final doubles match, Romain Brunie and Romain Ferreria fell 9-7 to Ignacio Hernandez and Damian Okrutny, giving the Pirates a 3-0 advantage heading into singles. Armstrong's Luca Cerin downed Joao Gabriel Freitas 6-0, 6-0, before Damian Okrutny gave the Pirates their fifth and final point with a two-set win over Gustav Anderson at No. 6 singles.
GRU Augusta vs Armstrong
May 05, 2014 at Savannah, Ga.
#5 Armstrong 5, #23 GRU Augusta 0
1. #8 Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) vs. Victor Cabellos (GRUAMT) 7-6 (7-1), 5-3, unfinished
2. #20 Jaan Kononov (ARMSTRNG) vs. Romain Ferreria (GRUAMT) 3-6, 4-2, unfinished
3. #29 Ignacio Hernandez (ARMSTRNG) vs. Romain Brunie (GRUAMT) 6-3, 5-1, unfinished
4. #21 Pablo Gor (ARMSTRNG) vs. Victor Guimaraes (GRUAMT) 6-4, 5-5, unfinished
5. Luca Cerin (ARMSTRNG) def. Joao Freitas (GRUAMT) 6-0, 6-0
6. Damian Okrutny (ARMSTRNG) def. Gustav Anderson (GRUAMT) 6-1, 6-3
1. #7 Jaan Kononov/Pedro Scocuglia (ARMSTRNG) def. #16 Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (GRUAMT) 8-6
2. Ignacio Hernandez/Damian Okrutny (ARMSTRNG) def. Romain Brunie/Romain Ferreria (GRUAMT) 9-7
3. Luca Cerin/Pablo Gor (ARMSTRNG) def. Arthur Andrade/Joao Freitas (GRUAMT) 8-2
GRU Augusta 19-7; National ranking #23
Armstrong 18-6; National ranking #5
Order of finish: Doubles (3,1,2); Singles (5,6)
NCAA DII Southeast Regional #1 Final