|Women’s tennis attempts again to begin season|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte women's tennis will make its second try at beginning the spring 2013 dual match campaign this weekend when it plays two local opponents, USC Upstate and Campbell. The 49ers travel to Spartanburg, S.C., to face the Spartans at 2:30 p.m. Friday before playing host to the Camels at 1 p.m. Saturday as part of Homecoming weekend festivities.
Charlotte was supposed to begin the season last weekend but inclement weather forced the two contests to be postponed and rescheduled. The opener, versus Radford Friday, has been postponed with no makeup date announced at this time. The next match, Saturday's meeting with North Carolina Central, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. March 16 in Charlotte.
This weekend, the 49ers take to the courts against a pair of ITA Carolinas Region foes and two teams they faced last season. The Niners knocked off USC Upstate, 6-1, at home before falling 5-2 to Campbell in the regular-season finale.
USC Upstate, a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, has started the spring with a 1-1 record. The Spartans dropped the opener at South Carolina before rebounding with a tight victory at Presbyterian.
Campbell of the Big South Conference is 1-2 after spending last weekend at the VCU 4x1 Invitational in Richmond, Va. The Camels dropped matches against Georgetown and VCU before ending the event with a triumph over Temple.
Although it has yet to play this spring, Charlotte does own a 2-0 dual match record after picking up a pair of victories last fall over Belmont Abbey and Johnson C. Smith.