CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
The Charlotte women’s tennis team will stay in-state for its next road trip, heading to Elon, N.C., to face the Elon Phoenix in a 2 p.m. Wednesday meeting.
“We are looking forward to a good match with Elon,” head coach Michaela Gorman
said. “They are a very tough team and we will have to be ready to compete at every spot.”
The 49ers own a 2-4 record entering the contest, having picked up a 7-0 triumph over Belmont Abbey Friday in their last time out. Charlotte dropped a total of five games during the dominating win which included four singles sweeps.
Junior Natsuko Takayanagi
and sophomore Tyler Baker
pace the squad with five singles victories apiece with Takayanagi earning a team-high three during the dual match campaign. Junior Lisa Grosselius
has picked up four singles wins rounding out the top-three victors thus far.
Six different doubles combinations have also added triumphs with Takayanagi and freshman Macy Vonderschmidt
leading the way with three each. Grosselius and sophomore Jessica Pérez
both have posted two victories thus far in doubles action.
Elon brings a 3-4 ledger into the match, though each of its four losses was to Top 55 national opponents to begin the spring. The Phoenix have since won their last three, including a pair of 7-0 sweeps over North Carolina Central and Radford.
Six different Elon players share the team high with three singles wins with one doubles pairing also owning three triumphs during the dual-match season for 10th
-year head coach Elizabeth Anderson.
Charlotte leads the all-time series 19-7 though it has not won since 2009. The Niners are 7-5 against the Phoenix when the match is played on the road and 5-5 during Gorman’s tenure.