49ers Suffer First Home Loss
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 02/28/2014
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Charlotte, N.C. – The Charlotte 49ers (5-3), who are ranked 70th in this week’s ITA rankings, saw their five-match home winning streak end with a 4-0 loss to George Washington (3-4) at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.  

“I give credit to George Washington for solid play today,” Charlotte coach Billy Boykin said. “We’ll have to improve our focus from here on out. We made a lot of mental errors today and that’ll cost you every time against a strong team like George Washington.”

George Washington won two of three doubles matches to claim the doubles point. At number one doubles, Charlotte Alex Calott and Jack Williams did not finish their match with George Washington’s Francisco Dias and Julius Tverijonas. The 49ers were trailing 7-6 when the match was stopped. At number two doubles, Charlotte’s Kamil Khalil and Jordi Massalle Ferrer suffered their first loss of the season with an 8-6 loss to George Washington’s Nikita Fomin and Danil Zelenkov. At number three doubles, Charlotte’s Paul Cisti and Forrest Edwards saw their five-match winning streak end with an 8-3 loss to George Washington’s Viktor Svensson and Ulrik Thomsen.

George Washington won three singles matches to clinch the overall victory. At number three singles, Charlotte’s Williams lost to George Washington’s Tverijonas, 6-0, 6-2. At number five singles, Charlotte’s Calott lost to George Washington’s Thomsen, 6-1, 6-3. At number six singles, Charlotte’s Cisti lost to George Washington’s Svensson, 6-1, 6-2. At number one singles, Charlotte’s Edwards had his match stopped with George Washington’s Dias. Edwards was trailing 6-4, 4-3 when the match was stopped. At number two singles, Charlotte’s Khalil had his match stopped with George Washington’s Fomin. Khalil was trailing 7-5, 5-2 when the match was stopped. At number four singles, Charlotte’s Massalle Ferrer had his match with George Washington’s Zelenkov stopped. Each player had won a set (6-1, 2-6) and the third set was tied at 2-2.

Charlotte continues their four-match home stand when they play Duquesne at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex, Monday, March 2 at 2 pm.


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