AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 21 nationally-ranked GRU Augusta men's tennis team won a 9-0 non-conference match over the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls on Sunday, Feb. 1 to start the 201 season.
Jaguar senior Romain Ferreira, who was named preseason All-Conference, took over the #1 singles slot for GRU and went 6-0, 6-0, before the other six Jaguars followed with flawless victories. Newcomers Thomas Sevel and Moritz Gehlhaus began their careers in a jaguar uniform without dropping a set, while returning players Romain Brunie, Joao Gabriel Freitas and Arthur Andrade returned perfect.
Ferreira and Brunie, "The Romains", went 8-0 in the #1 doubles match and Sevel and Gehlhaus followed with an 8-0 win, before Freitas and Andrade won 8-1 in the third slot.
MEN'S TENNIS - GRU AUGUSTA 9, JOHNSON C. SMITH 0
1. Romain Ferreira (GRUMT15) def. Darrell Sawyer (JCSMITHM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Thomas Sevel (GRUMT15) def. Sharif Axam (JCSMITHM) 6-0, 6-0
3. Romain Brunie (GRUMT15) def. Tarick Miller (JCSMITHM) 6-0, 6-0
4. Moritz Gehlhaus (GRUMT15) def. Bradley Girgorio (JCSMITHM) 6-0, 6-0
5. Joao Gabriel Freitas (GRUMT15) def. Tuan Nguyen (JCSMITHM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Arthur Andrade (GRUMT15) def. Hazel Vazquez-Xaca (JCSMITHM) 6-0, 6-0
1. Romain Ferreira/Romain Brunie (GRUMT15) def. Darrell Sawyer/Sharif Axam (JCSMITHM) 8-0
2. Thomas Sevel/Moritz Gehlhaus (GRUMT15) def. Tarick Miller/Bradley Girgorio (JCSMITHM) 8-0
3. Joao Gabriel Freitas/Arthur Andrade (GRUMT15) def. Tuan Nguyen/Hazel Vazquez-Xaca (JCSMITHM) 8-1
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