Charlotte's women's tennis got its second Atlantic 10 Conference win in as many tries in a 7-0 sweep of St. Bonaventure at Blacksburg, Va. on Saturday afternoon. The 49ers are 10-1, 2-0 in conference matches. The Bonnies are now an even 5-5, 0-2 in league matches.
The program reached 10 wins for the seventh time in nine seasons under head coach Michaela Gorman
"We had another great performance win today against a tough conference opponent. I am excited about how the team is playing and we are looking forward to carrying this positive momentum with us for the rest of the season.
All three doubles results went 8-2 for the 49ers, including at number one, where Charlotte's top pair of senior Andrea Rivera (Lima, Peru) and junior Alexandra Zinn (Trelleborg, Sweden), ranked No. 48 in the country by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association got their 11th win of the season. Also winning match 11 as a tandem was Charlotte number-two pairing of junior Anna Ekelund (Lomma, Sweden) and freshman Lisa Grosselius (Molndal, Sweden).
Sophomore Dominica Nemec (Calgary, Canada) and freshman Natsuko Takayanagi (Fukui, Japan) moved to 9-5 this season with their win at number three. The 49ers are 23-4 in doubles play in 11 dual matches.
All six Charlotte singles matches were settled in straight sets, including a 6-4, 6-2 victory at number six for junior Iveta Guneva (Sofia, Bulgaria), who won 6-4, 6-2.
Rivera has won five singles matches in a row, while Takayanagi is now 16-3 to lead the 49ers in singles victories.
Eight of Charlotte's next nine matches will take place at home, starting with three straight at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. Charlotte hosts Western Carolina a week from Thursday at 2:30 p.m.