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Freshmen lead 49ers in Friday match versus Herd
MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – The two freshmen on this year’s Charlotte women’s tennis roster earned the lone 49ers points Friday as the Niners dropped a 5-2 decision versus Marshall at the College of Charleston’s Patriots Point facility in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.

Despite only the two wins, head coach Michaela Gorman said she was “very proud of the team fight today.”

Charlotte (5-7, 0-1 C-USA) opened its lone regular-season Conference USA match with a triumph at the No. 3 doubles position, as senior Tyler Baker and junior Macy Vonderschmidt handed the Thundering Herd’s Marija Bogicevic and Anne Gulsrad a 7-5 setback.

The Niners were unable to capitalize in the other two doubles contests, as Marshall (8-8, 1-2 C-USA) claimed the early 1-0 lead.

Charlotte then collected its two triumphs in straight sets during singles play. Tai Martin topped Rachael Morales 6-3, 6-4 at the No. 2 slot, while Alexandra Lee garnered a 7-5, 6-2 win over Anne Gulsrud in the No. 6 match.

Junior Sierra Stone went to three sets in her No. 5 tilt with Marija Bogicevic but fell after an extended tiebreaker 6-2, 3-6, 14-12.

The 49ers return to the courts when they play host to East Carolina at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.

Marshall 5, Charlotte 2

No. 1 Derya Turhan (MAR) def. Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Tai Martin (CHA) def. Rachael Morales (MAR) 6-3, 6-4
No. 3 Anna Pomyatinskaya (MAR) def. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) 6-3, 6-4
No. 4 Maddie Silver (MAR) def. Tyler Baker (CHA) 6-2, 6-3
No. 5 Marija Bogicevic (MAR) def. Sierra Stone (CHA) 6-2, 3-6, 14-12
No. 6 Alexandra Lee (CHA) def. Anne Gulsrud (MAR) 7-5, 6-2

No. 1 Pomyatinskaya/Turhan (MAR) def. Martin/Pahlett (CHA) 6-2
No. 2 Morales/Silver (MAR) def. Megan Smith/Stone (CHA) 6-2
No. 3 Baker/Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Bogicevic/Gulsrud (MAR) 7-5