Junior Charles Martin-Lecamp won his third straight singles match while freshman Victor Theorin got back in the win column, but Charlotte dropped a 5-2 home match to Appalachian State Friday afternoon in men's tennis action at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The 49ers are 5-14 overall, as the Mountaineers improve to 11-4.
"This was a hard fought match and we were in position to win a few matches that ended up going the other way," said Niners head coach Billy Boykin. "I give Appalachian State credit for playing well when they had to. Our tennis is definitely improving and we are really looking forward to the A-10 Championships in a few weeks."
Martin-Lecamp needed a first-set tiebreak to get a foothold of the match, edging his opponent 9-7 in that breaker before dispatching Alex Markov 6-2 in the second set for the win. He evens his season record to 12-12 overall, the high win total for the team, and is 8-8 in the top spot in the line-up. He is 10-9 in spring dual matches.
Theorin won his 11th match of the season, into a tie for second place on the squad in similar fashion, winning a first-set tiebreak 7-5 before blanking Matt Saltgaver 6-0 in the second set. Theorin is 3-3 in the six spot for Charlotte this season.
Charlotte will host Gardner-Webb next Thursday at 3 p.m. to conclude the regular season before heading to Saint Louis the following weekend to compete in the Atlantic 10 Championships.