|Charlotte drops home match to Phoenix|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte women's tennis team was finally able to get back on the courts Thursday afternoon, but the 49ers suffered a 5-2 setback to visiting Elon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The Niners picked up their lone two points in singles action after the Phoenix captured the doubles point.
Elon (9-1) jumped in front 1-0 early by claiming victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles slots, wrestling the point away from the hosts.
Despite the deficit, Charlotte (6-3) was able to garner a triumph in one-third of the singles contests. Sophomore Lisa Grosselius handed Viviana Stavreva a 6-3, 6-4 setback at the No. 3 position, while senior Anna Ekelund tallied a 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-6 win against Barbora Lazarova in the No. 5 meeting.
During the match, senior Ginny Johnson saw her first action of the spring playing at No. 3 doubles.
The 49ers return to action at 1 p.m. Saturday when they play host to UNC Asheville.
Elon 5, Charlotte 2
No. 1 Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Alexandra Zinn (CHA) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Frida Jansaker (ELON) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5)
No. 3 Lisa Grosselius (CHA) def. Viviana Stavreva (ELON) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Bryn Khoury (ELON) def. Tyler Baker (CHA) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Anna Ekelund (CHA) def. Barbora Lazarova (ELON) 6-7 (4), 6-3, 10-6
No. 6 Maria Camara (ELON) def. Iveta Guneva (CHA) 6-0, 6-2
No. 1 Ekelund/Grosselius (CHA) vs. Jansaker/Johnston (ELON) DNF
No. 2 Camara/Stavreva (ELON) def. Baker/Takayanagi (CHA) 8-4
No. 3 Bri Berne/Taylor Casey (ELON) def. Ginny Johnson/Jessica Pérez (CHA) 8-1