USC Aiken tennis advances, golf has work to be done

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ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The No. 5 University of South Carolina Aiken men's tennis team posted a 4-1 victory over No. 29 Drury Tuesday afternoon in the Sweet 16.

The Pacers are now 19-3 on the season while the Panthers end their season at 17-6.

Head coach Steve Dahm's team took a 1-0 lead by claiming two of the doubles matches. Top-seeded Salvador Bandeira and Antonio Sabugueiro won a hard-fought 7-5 contest. Second-seeded Vicente Andrades and Tales Silva fell by the closest of margins, 7-6 (7-5). However, Francesco Satta and Alex Sklizovic notched a 7-6 (7-2) victory for a 1-0 advantage.

Alvaro Garcia Gil cruised to a 6-2, 6-1 victory at the No. 5 slot for a 2-0 edge. After Drury got on the board with a three-set win at No. 6, Andrades registered a resounding 6-3, 6-1 victory at the No. 4 position.

Salvador Bandeira picked up a 6-4, 6-3 victory over No. 73 Augustin Diot at No. 2 singles, clinching the match.

DANIELS, W. Va. – The University of South Carolina Aiken golf team is in 14th place after the second day of competition at the NCAA National Championship.

The Pacers shot even-par, 288, for the second round of competition. Through two rounds, the squad shot 11-over par, 587. The teams are competing at The Resort at Glade Springs on a par-72, 7,114-yard course.

Barry, Lynn and West Florida lead the field.

In the second round of play, August Lindvall paced USC Aiken by shooting four-under par, 68. For the day, Lindvall accounted for five birdies and one bogey. He is currently tied for sixth with a two-round, 141.

Thomas Trowbridge and George Eubank each shot even-par, 72, for the round. Trowbridge is three-over par for the tournament while Eubank stands four-over par. Trowbridge is tied for 44th while Eubank is 52nd.