|Charlotte set to face Furman Saturday|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte women's tennis team will continue its current five-match homestand by playing host to Furman at Noon Saturday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The five matches in a row comprise the longest stretch at the on-campus facility this season.
The 49ers own a 6-2 record heading into the meeting after dropping a 4-3 decision to Appalachian State Monday afternoon. Charlotte dropped the doubles point for the first time in four matches and it proved to be a critical setback, as the two teams split the six singles contests.
Seniors Anna Ekelund and Iveta Guneva are setting the tone early in singles action, picking up 11 and 10 victories, respectively. They own respective 7-1 and 6-1 marks in dual matches despite playing near the bottom of the lineup. As a team, the Niners have won two-thirds of their singles contests in the eight matches thus far.
In doubles, Charlotte boasts a 15-7 ledger, led by a 7-1 mark at the top position consisting of Ekelund and sophomore Lisa Grosselius. The team's two freshmen, Tyler Baker and Jessica Pérez, are the tandem for the third doubles duo.
Furman brings a 1-4 ledger into the match, having falling 6-1 to No. 38 South Carolina Wednesday in Greenville, S.C. The Paladins have lost their last four after opening the spring with a victory over Coastal Carolina.
Margaret Boyette paces Furman with a 3-1 singles mark and forms one-half of the team's winningest doubles pairing with Kelly Sullivan with a 3-2 record.
Saturday's match, and all contests at Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex, feature free admission.