AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Augusta University men's tennis team lifted the lid on the 2018 season and won a 9-0 non-conference match over Johnson C. Smith at Newman Tennis Center on Thursday afternoon.
In year 20 with the Jaguars, head coach Michael McGrath led the Jaguars to a flawless victory in the team's first on-court action of the new season.
Ranked No. 10 in the nation for Division II men's singles, junior Patrick Oliveira won 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles, while freshman Alan Vilaro shined 6-0, 6-1 in No. 2 singles for his first collegiate match. Sophomore Gaspard Mathieu, senior Moritz Gehlhaus, and freshman Martin Hurtado all won without dropping a set and senior Gabriel Dos Santos won 6-1, 6-0 in the final singles slot.
Augusta dominated doubles play as well and swept JSCU to seal a 9-0 win.
Augusta heads to Florence, S.C., this Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 3-4 to play in the City of Florence College Tennis Invitational at Florence Tennis Center.
Men's Tennis Match Results
Johnson C. Smith vs Augusta University
Feb. 1, 2018 at Augusta, Ga.
(Newman Tennis Center)
Augusta University 9, Johnson C. Smith 0
1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT18) def. JOHNSON, Desire (JCSU) 6-1, 6-1
2. Alan Vilaro (AUGMT18) def. ANDERSON, Marlowe (JCSU) 6-0, 6-1
3. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT18) def. HYMAN, Cameron (JCSU) 6-0, 6-0
4. Moritz Gehlhaus (AUGMT18) def. MILLER, Gerald (JCSU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Martin Hurtado (AUGMT18) def. JEFFERSON, Anthony (JCSU) 6-0, 6-0
6. Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT18) def. LOPEZ, Eric (JCSU) 6-1, 6-0
Johnson C. Smith 1-4
Augusta University 1-0
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