Augusta Drops 7-2 Match To Wingate Bulldogs

Augusta Drops 7-2 Match To Wingate Bulldogs

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Hosting the Wingate Bulldogs for a non-conference match on Wednesday, the Augusta University men's tennis team lost a 7-2 match at Newman Tennis Center.


Augusta is now 5-6 on the season and Wingate jumped to 8-2 overall.


Nationally ranked No. 12, AU sophomore Patrick Oliveira won No. 1 singles against Filippo Pezzoli 6-1, 6-3, before Joao Gabriel Freitas owned No. 6 singles against Nicholas Oliveira 6-4, 6-2.


The Bulldogs swept doubles competition, but not with ease. At No. 3 doubles, Oliveira and Odyr Cruz dropped a tight 8-6 match and Joao Ferreira and Gabriel Dos Santos only lost 9-7.


Augusta travels to Francis Marion in Florence, S.C., on Friday, March 10 for a 2:00 p.m. Peach Belt Conference dual match. AU hosts Georgia College on Sunday, March 12 for a noon start at Newman Tennis Center.


Men's Tennis Match Results

Wingate vs Augusta University

Mar 08, 2017 at Augusta, Ga.

(Newman Tennis Center)

Wingate 7, #47 Augusta University 2


Singles competition

1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT17) def. Filippo Pezzoli (WU) 6-1, 6-3

2. Daniel Belsito (WU) def. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT17) 6-3, 6-2

3. Theo Dessacs (WU) def. Joao Ferreira (AUGMT17) 7-5, 6-3

4. Josh DuToit (WU) def. Moritz Gehlhaus (AUGMT17) 6-1, 7-6

5. Amir Zari (WU) def. Arthur Andrade (AUGMT17) 6-2, 7-5

6. Joao Gabriel Freitas (AUGMT17) def. Nicholas Oliveira (WU) 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Daniel Belsito/Josh DuToit (WU) def. Gabriel Pansera/Joao Gabriel Freitas (AUGMT17) 8-1

2. Amir Zari/Tyler Schofer (WU) def. Patrick Oliveira/Odyr Cruz (AUGMT17) 8-6

3. Theo Dessacs/Duncan Addison (WU) def. Joao Ferreira/Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT17) 9-7


Match Notes:

Wingate 8-2

Augusta University 5-6; National ranking #47; Regional ranking #9


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