AUGUSTA, Ga. – The No. 23 nationally-ranked Jaguars couldn't overcome No. 4 Armstrong Atlantic State to drop a 6-3 Peach Belt Conference match Tuesday at Newman Tennis Center.
The Jaguars moved to 11-6 overall and 2-6 in the Peach Belt, while the Armstrong Pirates moved to 13-4 and 6-0 in the league. After the Pirates won both opening doubles matches, Joao Gabriel Freitas and Gustav Anderson were paired together in number three doubles for the Jaguars. The Jags duo fought hard, but dropped the match 9-8 in a close battle just before singles play.
Moritz Gehlhaus continued his impressive freshman season and won the number four singles match in three sets. Gabriel Freitas defeated Marek Pesicka in number five singles, and Arthur Andrade shined in the sixth slot in another three-set victory for the Jags.
GRU spilt the same amount of wins with Armstrong in doubles play, but a sweep in doubles gave the Pirates the edge.
The Jaguars play at Lander for a Peach Belt Conference match this Thursday, April 2 in Greenwood, S.C., for a 2:00 p.m. start.
#4 Armstrong State 6, #23 GRU Augusta 3
1. Fernando Bogajo (ARMSTRNG) def. Romain Ferreira (GRUMT15) 5-0, retired
2. Pablo Gor (ARMSTRNG) def. Thomas Sevel (GRUMT15) 6-0, 6-1
3. Otakar Lucak (ARMSTRNG) def. Romain Brunie (GRUMT15) 6-0, 6-2
4. Moritz Gehlhaus (GRUMT15) def. Jan Porteset (ARMSTRNG) 6-3, 4-6, 11-9
5. Joao Gabriel Freitas (GRUMT15) def. Marek Pesicka (ARMSTRNG) 9-8
6. Arthur Andrade (GRUMT15) def. Damian Okrutny (ARMSTRNG) 3-6, 6-3, 10-5
1. Fernando Bogajo/Otakar Lucak (ARMSTRNG) def. Romain Ferreira/Moritz Gehlhaus (GRUMT15) 8-4
2. Pablo Gor/Ignacio Hernandez (ARMSTRNG) def. Romain Brunie/Thomas Sevel (GRUMT15) 8-6
3. Jan Porteset/Marek Pesicka (ARMSTRNG) def. Joao Gabriel Freitas/Gustav Anderson (GRUMT15) 9-8, 7-3
Armstrong State 13-4, 6-0 PBC; National ranking #4; Regional ranking #1
GRU Augusta 11-6, 2-6 PBC; National ranking #23; Regional ranking #6
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