Doubles pairing in Sunday championship round
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 10/07/2012
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Charlotte women's tennis doubles tandem of Natsuko Takayanagi and Alexandra Zinn earned another win Saturday and put itself in position for a flight championship at the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The 49ers' duo advanced to the B bracket final after defeating Stetson's Sara Lazarevic and Jen Miller 8-3 in the semifinals. Charlotte's tandem will now square off against Louisville's Alex Tachovsky and Manuela Velasquez for the crown.

Anna Ekelund and Lisa Grosselius also tallied a doubles win for the Niners on the day, posting an 8-0 triumph over Radford's Hana Babic and Gemma Valls on the consolation side of the flight.

In singles play, Iveta Guneva will play in Sunday's consolation final for ninth place in the D singles bracket after two wins. She opened Saturday's action by knocking off Babic 6-1, 6-1 in the consolation quarterfinals before earning a consolation semifinal 6-0, 6-2 victory against Navy's Logan Antill. Guneva will face Appalachian State's Jennifer Ansari for ninth place.

Grosselius rallied against Davidson's Nisha Crouser in the B singles consolation to pull out a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 triumph, while Johnson handed the Wildcats' Blake Nickles another three-set loss 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the E singles consolation.

Tournament action will conclude Sunday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.

Wake Forest Invitational Day Two Results

A Singles

Consolation Quarterfinals
Audrey Wooland (WVU) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-2, 6-1
Melissa Kandinata (RICH) def. Anna Ekelund (CHA) 7-5, 6-2

Consolation
Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-4, 6-4
Emani Decquir (NAVY) def. Anna Ekelund (CHA) 6-4, 6-1

B Singles

Consolation Quarterfinals
Anna Ortiz (CAMP) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 7-5, 7-6 (4)

Consolation
Lisa Grosselius (CHA) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5

D Singles

Consolation Quarterfinals
Iveta Guneva (CHA) def. Hana Babic (RAD) 6-1, 6-1

Consolation Semifinals
Iveta Guneva (CHA) def. Logan Antill (NAVY) 6-0, 6-2

E Singles

Consolation Quarterfinals
Ripley Hartmeyer (RICH) def. Ginny Johnson (CHA) 6-3, 6-0
Mariana Arana (RICH) def. Emmanuelle Briant (CHA) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5

Consolation
Ginny Johnson (CHA) def. Blake Nickles (DAV) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)

F Singles

Quarterfinals
Stefanie Ton (NAVY) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 6-2, 6-0

Consolation
Mikaela Carlson (NAVY) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3

A Doubles

Consolation
Anna Ekelund/Lisa Grosselius (CHA) def. Hana Babic/Gemma Valls (RAD) 8-0

B Doubles

Semifinals
Natsuko Takayanagi/Alexandra Zinn (CHA) def. Sara Lazarevic/Jen Miller (STET) 8-3

D Doubles

Third-Place
Mariana Arana/Ripley Hartmeyer (RICH) def. Ginny Johnson/Jessica Pérez (CHA) 8-2

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