CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Charlotte women's tennis
team returns to action this weekend, starting with a home match at 1 p.m.
Friday against Mercer before a trip to Lynchburg, Va., to face Liberty at Noon
The 49ers own a 3-1 record thus far and picked up a 4-3 victory over Campbell
Saturday for the first spring win of the young campaign. The two teams split
the six singles matches but Charlotte prevailed after clinching the doubles
Iveta Guneva is the lone Niner to win all four of her dual matches this season
and she has collected a team-high eight singles victories. She edges out Anna
Ekelund, whose 3-1 dual mark lifts her overall win total to seven.
Ekelund forms one-half of the 49ers' winningest doubles pairing with Lisa
Grosselius. The duo has recorded eight triumphs, including three dual, playing
at the top position. Natsuko Takayanagi and Alexandra Zinn's five wins are next
on the Charlotte ledger.
Mercer brings a 1-2 mark into Friday's meeting after a pair of 7-0 losses last
weekend at Samford and at UAB. The Bears opened the spring with a victory at
Liberty dropped its lone dual match of the early season, a 6-1 decision in a
neutral-site contest versus Appalachian State Jan. 27. The Flames started the
spring at the Florida Gulf Coast Invite before beginning the dual match
Friday's contest will be the last one at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex until
the 49ers start a five-match homestand later in the month.