CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
The Charlotte women's tennis
team dropped only six singles games and two in doubles to collect a 7-0 triumph
over visiting Belmont Abbey Friday morning in the dual match opener for both
squads. The 49ers won all individual matches in straight sets and picked up
four singles blank sheets against their cross-town foes.
In doubles, the point easily went to Charlotte (1-0) as it only lost the two
games. At the No. 3 position, Iveta Guneva
and Jessica Pérez
completed the lone
sweep with an 8-0 victory over the Crusaders' Brigid Donohue and Abby Poetker.
Both of the top two slots saw the 49ers surrender a single game to their
opponents. Anna Ekelund
and Lisa Grosselius
handed Brooke Ingram and Kirstie
Jenkins an 8-1 setback at the No. 1 spot, while Emmanuelle Briant
defeated Bridget Franer and Paige French by an identical score.
The bottom two-thirds of the singles lineup helped the Niners clinch the win.
Grosselius knocked off French at No. 3 6-0, 6-0, while Briant garnered a 6-0,
6-0 decision at the No. 4 slot against Franer.
Also starting the dual match campaign with a 6-0, 6-0 triumph was Guneva over
Poetker at the No. 5 position and Pérez against Donohue in the No. 6 meeting.
Belmont Abbey (0-1) was able to put together a few game victories at the
top-two slots, however, Charlotte was still easily victorious in both matches.
posted a 6-2, 6-0 triumph against Ingram at the No. 2 contest,
while Takayanagi won the last four games of the second set to notch a 6-1, 6-3
decision against Jenkins in the No. 1 meeting.
The 49ers will return to action with their second dual match of the day, and of
the fall, at 3 p.m. Friday against Johnson C. Smith at the Halton-Wagner Tennis
Charlotte 7, Belmont Abbey 0
No. 1 Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) def. Kirstie Jenkins (BAC) 6-1, 6-3
No. 2 Anna Ekelund
(CHA) def. Brooke Ingram (BAC) 6-2, 6-0
No. 3 Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) def. Paige French (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Emmanuelle Briant
(CHA) def. Bridget Franer (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Iveta Guneva
(CHA) def. Abby Poetker (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 6 Jessica Pérez
(CHA) def. Brigid Donohue (BAC) 6-0, 6-0
No. 1 Ekelund/Grosselius (CHA) def. Ingram/Jenkins (BAC) 8-1
No. 2 Briant/Takayanagi (CHA) def. Franer/French (BAC) 8-1
No. 3 Guneva/Pérez (CHA) def. Donohue/Poetker (BAC) 8-0
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