|Charlotte closes fall campaign with solid results|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte captured six victories during singles action to put together its best performance of the fall tournament campaign, closing the season and the 49er Invitational Saturday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The Niners were boasted by the return of two players during the final fall tournament, giving them seven active players during the two-day event.
One of the returners who was seeing action for the first time this year, sophomore Tyler Baker, picked up a pair of singles wins over her opponents from Coastal Carolina. She started the day by handing the Chanticleers’ Amanda Malatek a 6-2, 6-3 setback before knocking off Romane Delay 6-1, 6-4 with both decisions coming at the No. 6 position.
The only other 49ers player to garner two singles triumphs was junior Natsuko Takayanagi in the No. 2 slot of the round-robin format. She opened with a 6-2, 6-0 win against USC Upstate’s Talia Rojas and then tallied a 6-3, 6-1 victory over Coastal Carolina’s Kourtney Kowal.
Classmate Lisa Grosselius grabbed one win, a No. 1-seeded 6-3, 6-1 triumph against USC Upstate’s Anna Zoske.
Sophomore Jessica Pérez also handed a 6-0, 6-1 loss on the Spartans’ Lindsey Buenger during No. 4 singles action.
Charlotte, with its fall season finished, will not return to action until the spring 2014 dual match campaign. The Niners open their first season back in Conference USA with a neutral-site contest versus Radford, Jan. 24 in Davidson, N.C.
Charlotte vs. Coastal Carolina Doubles
1. Libby Scott/Honami Yazawa (CCU) def. Lisa Grosselius/Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 8-2
2. Dominique De Wit/Kourtney Kowal (CCU) def. Jessica Pérez/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 8-7 (9)
3. Marie Babayan/Romane Delay (CCU) def. Briana Bodner/Dominica Nemec (CHA) 8-0
Charlotte vs. USC Upstate Singles
1. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) def. Anna Zoske (UPST) 6-3, 6-1
2. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) def. Talia Rojas (UPST) 6-2, 6-0
3. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) vs. Sarah Vande Berg (UPST) DNP
4. Jessica Pérez (CHA) def. Lindsey Buenger (UPST) 6-0, 6-1
5. Romane Delay (CCU) def. Briana Bodner (CHA) 6-1, 6-1
6. Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Amanda Malatek (CCU) 6-2, 6-3
Charlotte vs. Coastal Carolina Singles
1. Libby Scott (CCU) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 6-1, 6-1
2. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) def. Kourtney Kowal (CCU) 6-3, 6-1
3. Honami Yazawa (CCU) def. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 7-6 (5), 6-1
4. Marie Babayan (CCU) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 6-2, 6-1
5. Amanda Malatek (CCU) def. Briana Bodner (CHA) 6-2, 6-1
6. Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Romane Delay (CCU) 6-1, 6-4