|Doubles pairing in Sunday championship round|
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The Charlotte women's tennis doubles tandem of Natsuko Takayanagi and Alexandra Zinn earned another win Saturday and put itself in position for a flight championship at the Wake Forest Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The 49ers' duo advanced to the B bracket final after defeating Stetson's Sara Lazarevic and Jen Miller 8-3 in the semifinals. Charlotte's tandem will now square off against Louisville's Alex Tachovsky and Manuela Velasquez for the crown.
Anna Ekelund and Lisa Grosselius also tallied a doubles win for the Niners on the day, posting an 8-0 triumph over Radford's Hana Babic and Gemma Valls on the consolation side of the flight.
In singles play, Iveta Guneva will play in Sunday's consolation final for ninth place in the D singles bracket after two wins. She opened Saturday's action by knocking off Babic 6-1, 6-1 in the consolation quarterfinals before earning a consolation semifinal 6-0, 6-2 victory against Navy's Logan Antill. Guneva will face Appalachian State's Jennifer Ansari for ninth place.
Grosselius rallied against Davidson's Nisha Crouser in the B singles consolation to pull out a 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 triumph, while Johnson handed the Wildcats' Blake Nickles another three-set loss 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4) in the E singles consolation.
Tournament action will conclude Sunday at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex.
Wake Forest Invitational Day Two Results
Audrey Wooland (WVU) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-2, 6-1
Melissa Kandinata (RICH) def. Anna Ekelund (CHA) 7-5, 6-2
Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-4, 6-4
Emani Decquir (NAVY) def. Anna Ekelund (CHA) 6-4, 6-1
Anna Ortiz (CAMP) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 7-5, 7-6 (4)
Lisa Grosselius (CHA) def. Nisha Crouser (DAV) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5
Iveta Guneva (CHA) def. Hana Babic (RAD) 6-1, 6-1
Iveta Guneva (CHA) def. Logan Antill (NAVY) 6-0, 6-2
Ripley Hartmeyer (RICH) def. Ginny Johnson (CHA) 6-3, 6-0
Mariana Arana (RICH) def. Emmanuelle Briant (CHA) 2-6, 6-2, 7-5
Ginny Johnson (CHA) def. Blake Nickles (DAV) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (4)
Stefanie Ton (NAVY) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 6-2, 6-0
Mikaela Carlson (NAVY) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3
Anna Ekelund/Lisa Grosselius (CHA) def. Hana Babic/Gemma Valls (RAD) 8-0
Natsuko Takayanagi/Alexandra Zinn (CHA) def. Sara Lazarevic/Jen Miller (STET) 8-3
Mariana Arana/Ripley Hartmeyer (RICH) def. Ginny Johnson/Jessica Pérez (CHA) 8-2