|Niners back on the courts Saturday|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte 49ers women's tennis team looks to use weather to its advantage this weekend when it will play host to North Carolina Central at 1 p.m. Saturday in a rescheduled contest at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The two teams were originally slated to square off Jan. 26; however, inclement weather forced the contest to be delayed.
"We are excited to welcome North Carolina Central to our courts tomorrow," head coach Michaela Gorman said. "The weather forecast looks good and we look forward to a great match. This is a solid team, who is having a good season. We will have to come out ready to play tomorrow."
Charlotte last saw action March 6 when it dropped a tough, 4-3 decision at Charleston Southern despite earning the doubles point. The setback put the 49ers' record at 6-4 entering Saturday, as they will be looking to snap a three-match skid, having not won since Feb. 15.
Seniors Anna Ekelund and Iveta Guneva pace the Niners with 8-2 and 7-2 dual match singles ledgers, respectively. Ekelund, along with sophomore Lisa Grosselius, owns the team's top doubles mark at 8-1 in dual matches.
North Carolina Central owns a 9-3 record entering Saturday's meeting. The Eagles, coached by David Nass, won three out of four matches at last weekend's MEAC Round-Up in Florence, S.C., posting wins over Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman and Savannah State.
Three of the program's victories this spring have come against non-Division I opponents.
Admission is free to all Charlotte tennis matches at the on-campus Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex, which is playing host to its first full season of 49ers action this year.