CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
The Charlotte women's tennis
team earned its first blanking of the spring dual match campaign, handing
Wofford a 7-0 loss on a beautiful Tuesday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis
Complex in Charlotte, N.C. The shutout is the third overall for the 49ers this
season, including a pair last fall.
"It was a tough home match against a very good Wofford team today," head coach
said. "I was very proud of the way we fought on every court in
singles and in doubles."
Charlotte (8-4) quickly opened a 1-0 advantage by claiming triumphs in the No.
1 and No. 3 doubles contests, leaving the No. 2 meeting unfinished. The 49ers'
No. 1 duo of Anna Ekelund
and Lisa Grosselius
handed Sarah Evans and Othilia
Lindqvist an 8-2 setback, while the No. 3 tandem of Jessica Pérez
knocked off Emily Przystawski and Mareli Sanchez, 8-5, to complete the
The 49ers had much more of fight on their hands in singles action, as the
Terriers forced four three-set decisions. Wofford (5-7) garnered second set
wins in three of the quartet, sending them the full distance.
Charlotte's straight-set victories came at the No. 5 and No. 6 spots, as
Ekelund tallied a 6-2, 6-3 triumph against Lucy Schermerhorn and Iveta Guneva
posted a 6-0, 6-0 clean sheet against Przystawski at the bottom of the lineup,
In the No. 3 contest, Grosselius was the only Niners player to drop the first
set before rallying for a three-set comeback. She recorded a 3-6, 6-3, 6-0 win
against Julia Paulson.
Zinn clinched a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 victory against Evans at the No. 1 slot, while
notched a 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 win over Audrey Coventry during the
No. 2 meeting.
picked up the last three-set triumph for the 49ers, handing Sanchez
a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 setback at the No. 4 position.
Charlotte will return to action when it hits the road for Greensboro, N.C., and
a Noon Saturday match at UNC Greensboro, Gorman's alma mater.
Charlotte 7, Wofford 0
No. 1 Alexandra Zinn
(CHA) def. Sarah Evans (WOF) 6-1, 2-6, 6-4
No. 2 Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) def. Audrey Coventry (WOF) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
No. 3 Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) def. Julia Paulson (WOF) 3-6, 6-3, 6-0
No. 4 Tyler Baker
(CHA) def. Mareli Sanchez (WOF) 7-5, 4-6, 6-4
No. 5 Anna Ekelund
(CHA) def. Lucy Schermerhorn (WOF) 6-2, 6-3
No. 6 Iveta Guneva
(CHA) def. Emily Przystawski (WOF) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Ekelund/Grosselius (CHA) def. Evans/Othilia Lindqvist (WOF) 8-2
No. 2 Baker/Takayanagi (CHA) vs. Paulson/Schermerhorn (WOF) DNF
No. 3 Jessica Pérez
/Zinn (CHA) def. Przystawski/Sanchez (WOF) 8-5