April 19, 2012

Saints Drop Regular Season Finale, Set for PBC Tournament

Contact: David Beall,

GREENWOOD, SC – After being rescheduled three different times, the North Georgia men's tennis team finally battled Augusta State University and the Jaguars came out on top 5-0 in the regular season finale for both teams.

With the match being moved to the Joe Cabri Courts on the campus of Lander University on the eve of the PBC Tournament, Augusta State swept away the Saints, taking all three doubles matches and swiping the first two singles matches. 

The Saints narrowly lost two of the three doubles matches to start the day, as Felipe Friedrich and Mateus Camasmie fell 8-6 at No. 1 doubles, and Mathew Guida and Rodrigo Magan dropped a heart breaker 9-8 (9-7) at No. 2 doubles.

After falling down 3-0 heading into singles, the Jaguars quickly put the Saints away, picking wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles over Giovani Santos and Brandon Sloan to grab the 5-0 victory and snag the No. 6 seed in the PBC Tournament set to start on Friday morning on the campus of Lander University. 

With the loss, North Georgia will be the No. 7 seed in the tournament and will take on 8th-ranked Columbus State in the opening round Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. The winner will advance to Saturday's semifinal round against the winner of Lander and Augusta State.

With four unfinished matches, Camasmie was lone Saints player in control, leading Henrique Boturoa 6-3, 2-3 at No. 2 doubles. Friedrich was losing 4-6 in the opening set at No. 1 singles and Guida had just lost his first set 5-7 when the Jaguars clinched the match.

#12 Augusta State 5, #25 North Georgia 0
Apr 19, 2012 at Greenwood, SC (Joe Cabri Courts)
Singles competition
1. Felipe Friedrich (NGMEN) vs. Bernardo Fernandes (ASU) 4-6, unfinished
2. Mateus Camasmie (NGMEN) vs. Henrique Boturao (ASU) 6-3, 2-3, unfinished
3. Mathew Guida (NGMEN) vs. Victor Cabellos (ASU) 5-7, unfinished
4. Rodrigo Magan (NGMEN) vs. Jan Labas (ASU) 4-6, 2-3, unfinished
5. Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Giovani Santos (NGMEN) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jenner Stevenson (ASU) def. Brandon Sloan (NGMEN) 6-4, 6-2
Doubles competition
1. Bernardo Fernandes/Henrique Boturao (ASU) def. Felipe Friedrich/Mateus Camasmie (NGMEN) 8-6
2. Victor Cabellos/Victor Guimaraes (ASU) def. Mathew Guida/Rodrigo Magan (NGMEN) 9-8 (9-7)
3. Jan Labas/Jenner Stevenson (ASU) def. Giovani Santos/Brandon Sloan (NGMEN) 8-1

Match Notes
Augusta State 15-8, 4-5 PBC; National ranking #12
North Georgia 14-7, 3-6 PBC; National ranking #25
T-3:06 A-46