Charlotte captured the doubles point, but could not hang on in a 4-3 home men's tennis loss to Presbyterian Sunday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The match was a make-up of the rained out Wednesday afternoon contest. The 49ers fall to 3-10 on the season, while the Blue Hose improve to 10-7.
Charlotte's top two doubles pairs captured victory and gave the 49ers a 1-0 lead heading into singles play. Senior Moritz Bernhoerster and junior Charles Martin-Lecamp won 8-3 at number one, taking their team-leading ninth doubles win of the season. The duo has won four in a row together. That victory was preceded by an 8-0 sweep at number two by sophomore Krzysztof Kwasniewicz and junior Anthony Davison. They have won five doubles matches this year, including four in the spring dual match season.
In singles play, Charlotte saw victory at number two by senior Michael Anders, who won did not lose a set, despite having to extend the first set to a tie breaker, 7-6 (5), 6-2 for his eighth singles win of the season.
Bernhoerster won the other point for the 49ers, taking out Kenneth Moody in straight sets (6-4, 6-4) at number four. He is second on the team with nine singles wins this year.
"We started well today, taking the top two doubles matches in convincing fashion," said Niners head coach Billy Boykin. "Seniors Mike Anders and Moritz Bernhoerster led the way for us in singles play with a pair of straight set victories. We fought hard at each singles spot, but came up short in the end. Tight matches like this will help prepare us for the A-10 Conference Tournament in April."
Charlotte next plays Tuesday at Davidson at 3 p.m. before returning home for a two-match series to finish the week.