The Charlotte men's tennis team played a tough match, but came up short in a 5-2 home loss to College of Charleston Saturday morning at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The loss drops the 49ers to 3-5 this season.
"We fought hard today," said 49ers head coach Billy Boykin. "I credit Charleston for a gritty effort. They have every starter back from a perfect 10-0 regular season conference championship team and their experience showed up today. We had chances in both the doubles and the singles, but couldn't translate those opportunities into wins. We are, however, playing better and better with each match and our guys are definitely fighters. It is important for us to learn from tough matches like these and take what we learn to the practice courts.
Charlotte found success in singles play at number three and number five.
Junior Anthony Davison won in straight sets in the three spot, winning his fifth match of the season, pushing his record in the three spot to 3-2.
Senior Michael Anders tasted victory at number five, needing a marathon third-set tiebreaker (13-11) for the win. His record at five is 2-2 this season. He is third on the team overall with seven singles wins.
The number-two pair of Moritz Bernhoerster and Charles Martin-Lecamp won their doubles match in a tiebreaker to improve their mark to 6-3 this year, including a 4-1 mark in the spring. No other pair has won four doubles matches this spring.
Charlotte plays its third match in five days with a road contest at Wofford on Monday afternoon before beginning a four-match home stand.