Men’s Tennis Comeback Falls Short In 5-4 Loss To Young Harris

Men’s Tennis Comeback Falls Short In 5-4 Loss To Young Harris

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Augusta University men's tennis team played its second road match in the Peach Belt Conference on Friday against the Young Harris Mountain Lions and dropped a close 5-4 match at the Bob & Gayle Nichols Tennis Complex.


The match moved the Jaguars to 5-5 overall and 0-5 in the Peach Belt, while YHC went to 4-5 overall and 2-2 in the league. All four of AU's wins came in singles play.


Ranked No. 12 in the nation for singles play, AU sophomore Patrick Oliveira gave the team a win at No. 1 singles, downing Daniel Tiboldi after he dropped the first set. Joao Ferreira shined at No. 2 singles and won a three-set battle, while Arthur Andrade and Joao Gabriel Freitas owned No. 3 and No. 4 singles.


The YHC Mountain Lions swept all three doubles matches to take the day.


Augusta hosts a non-conference dual match on Wednesday, March 8 against Wingate at 12:00 p.m. in Newman Tennis Center.


Tennis Match Results

Augusta vs Young Harris

Mar 03, 2017 at Young Harris, Ga.

(Bob & Gayle Nichols Tennis Complex)

Young Harris 5, #47 Augusta 4

Singles competition

1. #12 Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT17) def. Daniel Tiboldi (YHC) 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-7)

2. Joao Ferreira (AUGMT17) def. Mateo Besada (YHC) 7-6 (7-4), 3-6, 1-0 (10-5)

3. Arthur Andrade (AUGMT17) def. Alex Pavel (YHC) 6-2, 6-3

4. Joao Gabriel Freitas (AUGMT17) def. Tim Fleerkamp (YHC) 6-4, 7-6 (8-6)

5. Raul Quevedo (YHC) def. Odyr Cruz (AUGMT17) 6-3, 6-3

6. Javier Villar (YHC) def. Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT17) 6-1, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. Alex Pavel/Raul Quevedo (YHC) def. Patrick Oliveira/Odyr Cruz (AUGMT17) 8-6

2. Daniel Tiboldi/Javier Villar (YHC) def. Moritz Gehlhaus/Joao Gabriel Freitas (AUGMT17) 8-6

3. Mateo Besada/Tim Fleerkamp (YHC) def. Joao Ferreira/Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT17) 8-6


Match Notes:

Augusta 5-5, 0-5 PBC; National ranking #47; Regional ranking #9

Young Harris 4-5, 2-2 PBC

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3,1); Singles (6,5,3,2,4,1)

Weather | Sunny | 46F (42F) | NW 12

T-3:54 A-53


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