|Day one of 49er Invitational complete|
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The first day of competition at the 49er Invitational concluded Friday afternoon, as Charlotte faced Davidson and USC Upstate in doubles action and then Davidson in singles play. The Niners donned pink t-shirts to help raise awareness for breast cancer research.
The lone doubles win for the 49ers came at the No. 1 position against USC Upstate, as the pairing of juniors Lisa Grosselius and Natsuko Takayanagi knocked off the Spartans’ Sarah Van Berg and Anna Zoske, 8-5.
In singles action, sophomore Tyler Baker made her fall debut and picked up a 6-0, 6-2 triumph against Coastal Carolina’s Dominique De Wit in the No. 6 meeting after the Chanticleer filled in the bottom of the lineup.
The tournament will conclude Saturday, which will also mark the final day of fall competition for the 49ers.
Friday October 25
Charlotte vs. Davidson Doubles
1. Elaina Cummer/Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Lisa Grosselius/Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 8-5
2. Jenna Brunner/Nisha Crouser (DAV) def. Jessica Pérez/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 8-7 (8)
3. Elise Held/Tamara Hill (DAV) def. Briana Bodner/Dominica Nemec (CHA) 8-3
Charlotte vs. USC Upstate Doubles
1. Lisa Grosselius/Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) def. Sarah Vande Berg/Anna Zoske (UPST) 8-5
2. Lindsey Bunger/Talia Rojas (UPST) def. Jessica Pérez/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 8-6
3. Mila Majtan/Amanda Malatek (CCU) def. Briana Bodner/Dominica Nemec (CHA) 8-0
Charlotte vs. Davidson Singles
1. Brites Moniz-Soares (DAV) def. Lisa Grosselius (CHA) 2-6, 6-0, 10-8
2. Elaina Cummer (DAV) def. Natsuko Takayanagi (CHA) 6-1, 6-3
3. Nisha Crouser (DAV) def. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 7-6 (3), 6-4
4. Elise Held (DAV) def. Jessica Pérez (CHA) 6-4, 6-3
5. Mila Majtan (CCU) def. Briana Bodner (CHA) 6-2, 6-0
6. Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Dominique De Wit (CCU) 6-0, 6-2