CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
The Charlotte 49ers women's
tennis team picked up its second-straight home triumph Friday afternoon,
knocking off Mercer, 4-1, at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex during a
"It was a good start to the weekend," head coach Michaela Gorman
fought really hard and did the things they needed to do to win."
The Niners, who opened the home slate last weekend with a victory over
Campbell, kept the momentum going by earning the doubles point and winning
three singles matches to seal the overall team win. One singles and two doubles
matches were left unfinished due to Charlotte (4-1) already locking up enough
The 49ers opened the day with a sweep of the two completed doubles contests.
and Lisa Grosselius
handed the Bears' Isabel Dennis and Lucy
Payrat an 8-5 setback at the No. 1 position, while the No. 3 tandem of Tyler
and Jessica Pérez
defeated Roxy Bartz and Natalie Franklin, 8-3.
While Mercer (1-3) posted its lone point in singles action, Charlotte used
solid production from the middle of the lineup on down to clinch the victory.
Baker tallied a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Liza Klyachkin in the No. 3 match, while
Ekelund handed Franklin a 6-0, 6-0 setback at No. 4. Iveta Guneva
unbeaten in dual singles play this season, garnering a 6-4, 6-3 win against
Kealee Heffner in the No. 5 slot.
The Niners return to action when they travel to Lynchburg, Va., for a Noon
Saturday contest at Liberty.
Charlotte 4, Mercer 1
No. 1 Alexandra Zinn
(CHA) vs. Lucy Payrat (MER) DNF
No. 2 Isabel Dennis (MER) def. Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Tyler Baker
(CHA) def. Liza Klyachkin (MER) 6-1, 6-2
No. 4 Anna Ekelund
(CHA) def. Natalie Franklin (MER) 6-0, 6-0
No. 5 Iveta Guneva
(CHA) def. Kealee Heffner (MER) 6-4, 6-3
No. 6 Jessica Pérez
(CHA) vs. Roxy Bartz (MER) DNF
No. 1 Ekelund/Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) def. Dennis/Payrat (MER) 8-5
No. 2 Takayanagi/Zinn (CHA) def. Heffner/Klyachkin (MER) DNF
No. 3 Baker/Pérez (CHA) def. Bartz/Franklin (MER) 8-3
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