Women's Tennis Improves to 9-1 After 5-2 Road Win
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 03/01/2012
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Charlotte women's tennis grabbed wins in five of the six singles matches Thursday to take a road victory, 5-2 at Wofford at the Reeves Tennis Center. The 49ers have put together a two-match win streak, and improve to 9-1, 1-0 in the A-10 on the season.

The 49ers claimed victory at singles spots two through five to capture the team win.

Senior Andrea Rivera (Lima, Peru), freshman Natsuko Takayanagi (Fukui, Japan) and junior Iveta Guneva (Sofia, Bulgaria) won in straight sets at numbers two, three and six, respectively.  

Rivera has won four singles matches in a row, while Takayanagi has vaulted to a team-high 15 singles wins, including 9-1 in dual matches. Guneva's victory got her to 10 singles wins.

Freshman Lisa Grosselius (Molndal, Sweden) and junior Anna Ekelund (Lomma, Sweden) both needed a third set to win, Ekelund's match going all the way to a third-set tiebreaker.

Grosselius is at eight singles victories, while Ekelund stands at nine, both with seven singles wins in dual matches.

Charlotte's newly-nationally-ranked doubles pair of Rivera and junior Alexandra Zinn (Trelleborg, Sweden) did not win, falling 8-5 at number one. The pair, which was ranked No. 48 to grab the 49ers first doubles ranking, is now 10-2 this season.

Charlotte's only doubles win came at number two, as Grosselius and Ekelund took an 8-5 victory. They have won three straight in doubles, and have posted a 10-1 record. Charlotte is 20-5 in doubles play during dual matches.

The 49ers will play the second of four conference matches on Saturday, traveling to Blacksburg, Va. for a neutral-site match versus A-10 foe St. Bonaventure, beginning at 4 p.m.

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