CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Charlotte 49ers women's tennis team looks to use weather to its advantage this
weekend when it will play host to North Carolina Central at 1 p.m. Saturday in
a rescheduled contest at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The two teams were
originally slated to square off Jan. 26; however, inclement weather forced the
contest to be delayed.
"We are excited to welcome North Carolina Central to our courts tomorrow," head
coach Michaela Gorman
said. "The weather forecast looks good and we look
forward to a great match. This is a solid team, who is having a good
season. We will have to come out ready to play tomorrow."
Charlotte last saw action March 6 when it dropped a tough, 4-3 decision at
Charleston Southern despite earning the doubles point. The setback put the
49ers' record at 6-4 entering Saturday, as they will be looking to snap a
three-match skid, having not won since Feb. 15.
Seniors Anna Ekelund
and Iveta Guneva
pace the Niners with 8-2 and 7-2 dual
match singles ledgers, respectively. Ekelund, along with sophomore Lisa
, owns the team's top doubles mark at 8-1 in dual matches.
North Carolina Central owns a 9-3 record entering Saturday's meeting. The Eagles,
coached by David Nass, won three out of four matches at last weekend's MEAC
Round-Up in Florence, S.C., posting wins over Florida A&M, Bethune-Cookman
and Savannah State.
Three of the program's victories this spring have come against non-Division I
Admission is free to all Charlotte tennis matches at the on-campus
Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex, which is playing host to its first full season of
49ers action this year.