WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -
The Charlotte 49ers
women's tennis team put a cap on its fall campaign by concluding competition
Friday at the ITA Carolina Regional in Winston-Salem, N.C. Two 49ers played in
singles, while the Niners also had two doubles tandems participate.
Main draw doubles started the day and both Charlotte pairings fell in their
respective Round of 32 contests. North Carolina's Tessa Lyons and Lauren McHale
tallied an 8-0 victory over the 49ers' Natsuko Takayanagi
and Alexandra Zinn
and Lisa Grosselius
dropped an 8-5 meeting with Elon's seeded duo
of Frida Jansaker and Jordan Johnston.
Singles action resumed after doubles reached the quarterfinal round. Zinn
battled Dominika Kanakova from South Carolina in the Round of 64 but fell 6-1,
Ekelund also saw time in the Round of 64 but lost her match up with North
Carolina's Laura Slater 6-0, 6-0.
Charlotte will return to the courts in the spring when it starts the full dual
match slate in late January. The 49ers are scheduled to face nine opponents at
the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex but will begin the campaign with a
neutral-site match against Radford in Davidson, N.C., January 25.
ITA Carolina Regional - Day Two Results
Round of 32 Main Draw Doubles
Tessa Lyons/Lauren McHale (UNC) def. Natsuko Takayanagi
Frida Jansaker/Jordan Johnston (ELON) def. Anna Ekelund
Round of 64 Main Draw Singles
Dominika Kanakova (USC) def. Alexandra Zinn
(CHA) 6-1, 6-2
Laura Slater (UNC) def. Anna Ekelund
(CHA) 6-0, 6-0