CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte 49ers women's tennis team
won its first match of the spring dual campaign by earning the doubles point
and splitting the six singles matches for a 4-3 triumph over visiting Campbell
Saturday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
"It was a great team win today," head coach Michaela Gorman said. "The team did a great job bouncing back after a hard-fought loss yesterday. We will get back to work this week and get ready for next weekend."
The Niners won two of the three doubles matches, with the other left unfinished, to seal the early 1-0 lead. Charlotte (3-1) received an 8-0 win at the top spot, as Anna Ekelund and Lisa Grosselius knocked off the Camels' Tamara Stanic and Ewa Telenga.
The point then fell into the 49ers' favor as Tyler Baker and Jessica Pérez handed Kristen Renz and Lauren Vaughn an 8-3 setback in the No. 3 meeting.
The two teams each won three times in singles action with Campbell (1-3) garnering triumphs in the top-three slots, while the Charlotte victories came at the bottom of the lineup.
Baker picked up her first collegiate dual match win, defeating Lourdes Ros in the No. 4 contest 6-3, 6-1. Ekelund posted a 6-3, 6-0 decision against Renz in the No. 5 match, while Iveta Guneva tallied a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Vaughn in the No. 6 tilt.
The 49ers fought hard in their three losses, forcing two three-set decisions, each featuring a tiebreaker in a set, while also forcing extra games to be played in the other match.
Charlotte returns to action when it plays host to Mercer at 1 p.m. Friday, also at the on-campus Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
Charlotte 4, Campbell 3
No. 1 Tamara Stanic (CAMP) def. Alexandra Zinn (CHA) 4-6, 7-6 (5), 10-8
No. 2 Ana Maria Ortiz (CAMP) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 7-6 (5), 4-6, 11-9
No. 3 Ewa Telenga (CAMP) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 6-4, 7-6 (5)
No. 4 Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Lourdes Ros (CAMP) 6-3, 6-1
No. 5 Anna Ekelund (CHA) def. Kristen Renz (CAMP) 6-3, 6-0
No. 6 Iveta Guneva (CHA) def. Lauren Vaughn (CAMP) 7-5, 6-2
No. 1 Ekelund/Grosselius (CHA) def. Stanic/Telenga (CAMP) 8-0
No. 2 Takayanagi/Zinn (CHA) vs. Ortiz/Ros (CAMP), unfinished
No. 3 Baker/Jessica Pérez (CHA) def. Renz/Vaughn (CAMP) 8-3