CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte women's tennis
team will continue its current five-match homestand by playing host to Furman
at Noon Saturday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The five matches in a row
comprise the longest stretch at the on-campus facility this season.
The 49ers own a 6-2 record heading into the meeting after dropping a 4-3
decision to Appalachian State Monday afternoon. Charlotte dropped the doubles
point for the first time in four matches and it proved to be a critical
setback, as the two teams split the six singles contests.
Seniors Anna Ekelund and Iveta Guneva are setting the tone early in singles
action, picking up 11 and 10 victories, respectively. They own respective 7-1
and 6-1 marks in dual matches despite playing near the bottom of the lineup. As
a team, the Niners have won two-thirds of their singles contests in the eight
matches thus far.
In doubles, Charlotte boasts a 15-7 ledger, led by a 7-1 mark at the top
position consisting of Ekelund and sophomore Lisa Grosselius. The team's two
freshmen, Tyler Baker and Jessica Pérez,
are the tandem for the third doubles duo.
Furman brings a 1-4 ledger into the match, having falling 6-1 to No. 38 South
Carolina Wednesday in Greenville, S.C. The Paladins have lost their last four
after opening the spring with a victory over Coastal Carolina.
Margaret Boyette paces Furman with a 3-1 singles mark and forms one-half of the
team's winningest doubles pairing with Kelly Sullivan with a 3-2 record.
Saturday's match, and all contests at Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex, feature