AU tennis teams sweep Concord University

By Charles Cates |
Contributor

Jaguars’ Eva Miralles-Miro shows off her forehand as AU glided to a 9-0 win over Concord. (photo by Charles Cates)

Both the Augusta University (AU) men’s and women’s tennis teams crushed the Concord University Mountain Lions in their respective matches on Tuesday, March 13 at the Newman Tennis Center.

Each AU team fought through the cold, blustery March winds to end the day with a perfect 9-0 victory.

“The season is going very well for both guys and girls,” Coach Michael McGrath said afterwards. “The win for both teams over Francis Marion a couple weeks ago was very big. Our next home game will be Friday against Lander Univesity. Our main goal is to make it into the conference tournament the second week of April.”

The women’s team did not drop a single set to the visiting Mountain Lions and only lost two singles games, meaning that all six singles players and all three doubles teams were nearly perfect throughout the match.

“We practice six days a week to prepare both mentally and physically,” said AU’s Amelia Pinoargote, a senior from Ecuador. “Compared to last season, this season is going well, especially with our win over No. 20 Francis Marion in February.”

This win was huge for both teams after coming off a loss to Young Harris 11 days prior.

Currently, the women’s team stands at 7-5 for the season while the men stand at 6-7.

Here is the breakdown of the day’s matches:

Men

AU 9, Concord 0

Singles competition

1. Patrick Oliveira (AUGMT18) def. Adam Kotana (CONCORDM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Alan Vilaro (AUGMT18) def. Alfonso Jimenez (CONCORDM) 6-3, 6-4
3. Gaspard Mathieu (AUGMT18) def. Henrrique Sada (CONCORDM) 6-2, 6-2
4. Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT18) def. Javier Lietor (CONCORDM) 6-2, 6-2
5. Martin Hurtado (AUGMT18) def. Adam Tolliver (CONCORDM) 6-0, 6-0
6. Jose Cobo (AUGMT18) def. No player (CONCORDM), by forfeit

Doubles competition

1. Moritz Gehlhaus/Gabriel Dos Santos (AUGMT18) def. Adam Kotana/Alfonso Jimenez (CONCORDM) 8-4
2. Patrick Oliveira/Jose Cobo (AUGMT18) def. Henrrique Sada/Javier Lietor (CONCORDM) 8-1
3. Alan Vilaro/Martin Hurtado (AUGMT18) def. No player/No player (CONCORDM), by default

Women

AU 9, Concord 0

Singles competition

1. Eva Miralles-Miro (AUGWT18) def. Brooke King (CONCORDW) 6-1, 6-0
2. Ana Faria (AUGWT18) def. Emily Hendricks (CONCORDW) 6-0, 6-0
3. Merye Gobernate (AUGWT18) def. Lelia Suydam (CONCORDW) 6-0, 6-0
4. Alejandra Arranz (AUGWT18) def. Allison Lowe (CONCORDW) 6-0, 6-1
5. Marie Cantenot (AUGWT18) def. Kaitlyn Knapp (CONCORDW) 6-0, 6-0
6. Maria Alice Vieira (AUGWT18) def. Monica Hutchins (CONCORDW) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles competition

1. Eva Miralles-Miro/Maria Alice Vieira (AUGWT18) def. Brooke King/Emily Hendricks (CONCORDW) 8-0
2. Merye Gobernate/Ana Faria (AUGWT18) def. Lelia Suydam/Allison Lowe (CONCORDW) 8-0
3. Flaminia Valci/Alejandra Arranz (AUGWT18) def. Monica Hutchins/Kaitlyn Knapp (CONCORDW) 8-0

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