LYNCHBURG, Va. -
A short trek to Lynchburg, Va.,
did not deter the Charlotte women's tennis team from earning its third-straight
victory Saturday, as the Niners clinched a 4-2 triumph over Liberty at the
Sports Racket indoor facility.
"Today was another great team win," head coach Michaela Gorman
contributed to the victory today."
The 49ers opened the day by winning the doubles point when they claimed two of
the three matches. The top pairing of Anna Ekelund
and Lisa Grosselius
Rebekah Jenkins and Alexandra Sheeran an 8-4 setback.
An identical score in the No. 2 meeting between Natsuko Takayanagi
from Charlotte (5-1) and the Flames' Jessie Boda and Brittany
Yang resulted in the point falling to the 49ers' favor for the third-straight
Charlotte kept the momentum going, limiting Liberty (0-2) to just two singles
wins among the five that finished to lock up its third victory in four tries
Zinn needed a second-set tiebreaker to knock off Cameron Richard in the No. 1
position match, 6-4, 7-6 (5), while the other two Niners' wins also came in
Takayanagi prevailed 6-2, 6-3 against Sheeran in the No. 2 slot, while Ekelund
captured a 6-2, 7-5 decision against Thong in the No. 5 matchup.
Charlotte will return to the courts at 1 p.m. Friday when it returns to the Tar
Heel State for a trip to Greenville, N.C., to face East Carolina.
Charlotte 4, Liberty 2
No. 1 Alexandra Zinn
(CHA) def. Cameron Richard (LIB) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
No. 2 Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) def. Alexandra Sheeran (LIB) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Rebekah Jenkins (LIB) def. Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4
No. 4 Brittany Yang (LIB) def. Tyler Baker
(CHA) 6-2, 6-4
No. 5 Anna Ekelund
(CHA) def. Valerie Thong (LIB) 6-2, 7-5
No. 6 Iveta Guneva
(CHA) vs. Jessie Boda (LIB) DNF
No. 1 Ekelund/Grosselius (CHA) def. Jenkins/Sheeran (LIB) 8-4
No. 2 Takayanagi/Zinn (CHA) def. Boda/Yang (LIB) 8-4
No. 3 Richard/Thong (LIB) def. Baker/Jessica Pérez