Lander Edges Jaguars

GREENWOOD, S.C. – Tournament host Lander knocked Augusta State out of the Peach Belt Conference Men's Tennis Championships Friday 5-4 at The Joe Cabri Courts.

The Bearcats, ranked No. 9 nationally, claimed four of six singles matches after the No. 12 Jaguars opened with victories in two of the three doubles matches.

Bernardo Fernandes and Victor Guimaraes each collected a pair of victories for the Jags, who dropped to 15-9 overall and will now hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional. ASU entered the conference tourney ranked fifth in the latest regional rankings. The victory lifted Lander to 18-3 on the season.

No. 9 Lander 5, No. 12 Augusta State 4

Friday, April 20 2012

Greenwood, S.C. (The Joe Cabri Courts)


Singles competition

1. #31 Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) def. #41 Vincent Verpeaux (LU) 6-3, 6-2

2. #16 Paul-Henri Arrigoni (LU) def. Henrique Boturao (ASU) 6-4, 6-1

3. Adam Jonsson (LU) def. Victor Cabellos (ASU) 6-1, 6-1

4. Samuel Poutignat (LU) def. Jan Labas (ASU) 6-7, 6-3, 7-6

5. Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Diego Zegarra (LU) 6-2, 6-3

6. Oscar Axelsson (LU) def. Jenner Stevenson (ASU) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2


Doubles competition

1. #21 Bernardo Fernandes/Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Adam Jonsson/Vincent Verpeaux (LU) 8-3

2. Victor Guimaraes/Victor Cabellos (ASU) def. Oscar Axelsson/Ross Armstrong (LU) 8-3

3. Paul-Henri Arrigoni/Samuel Poutignat (LU) def. Jan Labas/Jenner Stevenson (ASU) 8-5


Match Notes

Augusta State 15-9; National ranking #12; Regional ranking #5

Lander 18-3; National ranking #9; Regional ranking #3

Peach Belt Conference Tournament Quarterfinals