Augusta State eliminates Drury
Jaguars to take on Grand Canyon later Thursday afternoon
Augusta State extended its best season in school history Thursday when the Jaguars defeated Drury 5-2 in the Round of 16 at the NCAA championships at EP Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Ky.
With the victory, the Jaguars improved to 18-9 on the season and will take on Grand Canyon at 4 p.m. Thursday.
The Jaguars, who entered the postseason ranked No. 21 in the nation, swept the three doubles matches and got victories in singles at No. 2 from Henrique Boturao and No. 4 from Jan Labas.
Boturao won the clinching point against Drury's Roman Gonda. He took the first set 7-6 (7-0) and his 6-3 win in the second set sent the Jaguars into the national quarterfinals.