CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte women’s tennis heads to Atlanta looking to pick up its first win in over a week, as it takes on Georgia State at 2 p.m. Saturday.
The 49ers are coming off a 4-0 loss to East Carolina Thursday, which dropped their record to 5-8 this spring. The contest was played at the Charlotte Indoor Tennis Club due to inclement weather in the area.
Freshman Alexandra Lee tops the squad with seven singles wins in 2016, while her 12 overall victories trails only senior Tyler Baker’s 14 for the team high. Fellow rookie Tai Martin has added 10 singles triumphs in 2015-16, giving the Niners a trio of players in double digits.
Baker and Martin, along with juniors Victoria Pahlett and Macy Vonderschmidt, pace Charlotte in doubles action, as each of the four have tallied nine wins. Vonderschmidt’s seven edges Baker’s six for the most during the dual-match campaign.
Georgia State enters Saturday’s clash at No. 47 in the latest Oracle/ITA rankings with a 9-5 record. It will be Senior Day for the Panthers, who are led by the senior duo of Niri Rasolomalala and Linn Timmermann with its combined 18-8 singles mark and 15-8 in doubles.
It marks the third match this spring for the 49ers against a nationally-ranked opponent, along with previous meetings with No. 29 South Carolina Feb. 13 and No. 66 Winthrop March 3.
The all-time series is tied 4-4 with Charlotte picking up triumphs in the last four meetings. The two programs have not squared off since the end of a four-year stretch in 2007.