CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
The Charlotte 49ers women's
tennis team will step out of the conventional fall tournament slate to play
host to a pair of dual matches Friday at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The 49ers
will welcome local foes Belmont Abbey and Johnson C. Smith to campus for 9 a.m.
and 3 p.m. matches, respectively.
"We're lucky to have two local teams come in here tomorrow to our new facility
and get the dual match feel going," head coach Michaela Gorman
said. "With both
the men's and women's teams going at the same time against the same opponent,
there will be some cheering back and forth. We'll have the scoreboards going
and hopefully have a nice crowd out, as well."
Charlotte began its fall slate by competing in the College of Charleston
Invitational Sept. 14-16. Senior Anna Ekelund
collected the most singles wins
with three on her way to a third-place finish in her flight, while freshmen
and Jessica Pérez
opened their collegiate campaigns with two
Pérez teamed with junior Emmanuelle Briant
for the squad's best doubles ledger
The 49ers finished the 2011-12 year with a 16-6 dual match record, advancing to
the Atlantic 10 tournament semifinals.
Charlotte faced Johnson C. Smith last October in dual match action, picking up
a 7-0 triumph as the 49ers only dropped six games in singles and two in doubles
during the contest.
The Golden Bulls posted a 12-13 record last season with all of their victories
coming against conference opponents.
Belmont Abbey concluded last year with an 8-13 mark, including a program-best
three league wins.
All action Friday at Charlotte's new on-campus facility is free admission.
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047 for information on contributions with a matching gift.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.