|Men's Tennis Enjoys Early Lead, Falls Late at Wofford|
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Junior Charles Martin-Lecamp was part of capturing the doubles point, then won his singles match Monday, but that was all the scoring Charlotte could muster in a 5-2 road defeat at Wofford Monday in men's tennis action. Charlotte slipped to 3-6 overall, still looking for its first road win of the season.
"We just came up a little short today," said Niners head coach Billy Boykin. "Charley has been playing very well recently and put in a very strong effort today. Our doubles play is improving. We have to keep working on our shot selection in singles play. We have an important match on Friday, so we have to move past this match and focus on George Washington."
The Niners took the early 1-0 match lead by capturing the doubles point. Martin-Lecamp and senior partner Moritz Bernhoerster won 8-5 at number-two doubles, while seniors Michael Anders and Chris Huynh finished off the doubles point in a tiebreaker, winning 9-8 (2) to give Charlotte the match lead.
In singles, Wofford retook the lead with a pair of singles wins before Martin-Lecamp leveled the match with a 6-2, 6-2 win at the top singles spot. Charlotte dropped the next three singles matches, one in three sets, another needing a set tiebreak and another needing a seventh game to win a set.
Martin-Lecamp is 7-7 in singles play this year, evening his record at number one to 3-3 this year. He and Bernhoerster are 5-1, all playing at number two, this spring.
Charlotte plays its next four matches at home, starting with an Atlantic 10 Conference match versus the Colonials on Friday at 2 p.m.