WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -
Both doubles pairs for the
Charlotte 49ers women's tennis team advanced to the next round at the ITA
Carolina Regional in Winston-Salem, N.C., Thursday.
The tandem of Natsuko Takayanagi
and Alexandra Zinn
moved into the Round of 32
after the duo from North Carolina A&T, Cayla Cross and Nianna Henry,
withdrew. The Charlotte twosome will now face North Carolina's Tessa Lyons and
The 49ers picked up a 9-8 (5) Round of 64 win, as Anna Ekelund
knocked off Annette Rios and Dilara Yurtkuran. Charlotte's pair will
now square off against Elon's Frida Jansaker and Jordan Johnston, one of seeded
Qualifying singles bracket action began the day with Grosselius and Takayanagi
representing the Niners. Takayanagi won her first match, a 6-1, 6-1 decision
against North Carolina State's Christy Sipes but then she fell in her ensuing
The main draw singles starts Friday with Ekelund and Zinn set to play for the
first time. Ekelund meets North Carolina's Laura Slater, while Zinn matches up
against South Carolina's Dominika Kanakova.
ITA Carolina Regional - Day One Results
Qualifying Singles First Round
(CHA) def. Christy Sipes (NCST) 6-1, 6-1
Barbora Lazarova (ELON) def. Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) 0-6, 7-5, 6-4
Qualifying Singles Second Round
Josefin Andersson (USC) def. Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) 6-3, 6-3
Main Draw Doubles Round of 64
(CHA) def. Cayla Cross/Nianna Henry (NCAT)
(CHA) def. Annette Rios/Dilara Yurtkuran (UNCG)
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