|Men's Tennis Drops Marathon Match to UNCA, 5-1|
Sophomore Krzysztof Kwasniewicz won his first singles match of the season while playing at number-five, but the 49ers chased the sunlight as a pair of singles matches went to a third set, including a tiebreaker in one of the first two sets in a 5-1 home loss to UNC Asheville Friday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. Charlotte is now 3-9 on the season, while the Bulldogs are 5-4.
"This was an exciting college match," said Charlotte head coach Billy Boykin. "Both teams competed hard and it really could've gone either way. I credit Asheville for their outstanding play on critical points. Moritz Bernhoerster and Charles Martin-Lecamp are playing well together in doubles and Krzysztof Kwasniewicz showed good stuff out there today on the singles court. We have lots of tennis still to play this year and I believe that we will be at our best come April."
Kwasniewicz won in straight sets (6-2, 6-4) for his fourth singles win of the season.
Bernhoerster and Martin-Lecamp took a victory in their first time playing at number one together this spring, winning 8-4 in the top pairing. They have won three in a row together (playing mostly at number two this season) and are 8-3 as a pair this season.
Three singles matches either had a third set or a set tiebreaker in the marathon match.
Charlotte finishes the four-match home stand with a tilt versus Presbyterian next Wednesday at 2 p.m.