CHARLESTON, S.C. -
Senior Anna Ekelund
of her matches Friday to lead the Charlotte women's tennis team during opening
day play at the College of Charleston Invitational in Charleston, S.C. Nine of
the 10 members of the squad are competing at the three-day event this weekend.
Ekelund put herself into Saturday's semifinal round with a pair of victories in
the A2 singles flight. She opened the day with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph over Coastal
Carolina's Shelby Bates in the Round of 16 before knocking off Samford's Lauren
Caballero in a come-from-behind 2-6, 6-1, 10-7 quarterfinal decision. Ekelund
will face Stetson's Diana Bukajeva in the semifinals of the bracket at 1:30
Classmate Ginny Johnson
and freshman Tyler Baker
were the only other Charlotte
players to register a win Friday. Johnson handed Coastal Carolina's Nicole
Boyle a 6-3, 6-2 setback in the B2 quarterfinals. She will meet Grace Baker of
host College of Charleston at 2 p.m. Saturday in semifinal action.
Baker, competing in her first collegiate tournament, bounced back from an
opening A2 Round of 16 defeat to rally for a 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 triumph against
College of Charleston's Irene Viana in the consolation quarterfinals. Baker
will next face Nisha Crouser of Davidson in the consolation semifinals at 1:30
College of Charleston Invitational Day One Results
Round of 16
Brooke McAmis (CofC) def. Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) 6-2, 6-2
Laina Cummer (DAV) def. Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) 6-4, 4-6, 11-9
Sara Lazarevic (STET) def. Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) 6-3, 6-4
Kourtney Kowal (CCU) def. Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) 6-2, 6-2
Round of 16
Carla Perez (ARMST) def. Tyler Baker
(CHA) 6-2, 6-0
(CHA) def. Shelby Bates (CCU) 6-4, 6-4
Emily Mallory (SAM) def. Iveta Guneva
(CHA) 6-4, 3-6, 10-7
(CHA) def. Lauren Caballero (SAM) 2-6, 6-1, 10-7
(CHA) def. Irene Viana (CofC) 3-6, 6-3, 10-8
Lindsey Cable (STET) def. Iveta Guneva
(CHA) 6-1, 6-1
Round of 16
Sarah Gail Niebur (SAM) def. Emmanuelle Briant
(CHA) 6-0, 7-6 (3)
Jessica Gardefjord (ARMST) def. Dominica Nemec
(CHA) 6-0, 4-0 ret.
(CHA) advanced via bye
Vanessa Ortiz (CCU) def. Dominica Nemec
(CHA) by default
Olivia McMillan (CofC) def. Jessica Pérez
(CHA) 7-5, 6-0
(CHA) def. Nicole Boyle (CCU) 6-3, 6-2
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