CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
The Charlotte men's tennis
team locked up its fourth-straight shutout and seventh overall this season by
handing Texas-Pan American a 4-0 setback on a windy Thursday afternoon at the
Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
"We were slow out of the gates today but rebounded with pretty strong finishes
across the board in doubles," head coach Billy Boykin
said. "We kept our focus
in singles play and did enough to come away with a win.
"The toughest few weeks of our season are coming up next. We'll need to keep
pushing in practice if we want to realize our best tennis during this stretch."
The 49ers (9-5) earned an early 1-0 lead by taking both of the top-two doubles
matches by identical 8-4 scores. At No. 1 doubles, Jordi Massalle Ferrer and
topped Sebastien Job and Alejandro Sanoja, while the No. 2 duo of
and Paul Cisti
knocked off Ricardo Hopker and Chetan Panditi by the
Charlotte then put the Broncs (4-9) away by garnering three straight-set
Massalle Ferrer posted a 6-2, 6-3 triumph against Hopker at No. 2 singles and
Calott defeated Sanoja 6-1, 6-0 in the No. 3 meeting.
The final Niners victory was at the No. 4 slot, as Cisti won 6-3, 6-2 against
Charlotte returns to the courts at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Lynchburg, Va., against
Liberty. It is the first of five straight away matches for the 49ers.
Charlotte 4, Texas-Pan American 0
No. 1 Jack Williams
(CHA) vs. Thomas Panoulas (UTPA) 6-7 (5) DNF
No. 2 Jordi Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. Ricardo Hopker (UTPA) 6-2, 6-3
No. 3 Alex Calott
(CHA) def. Alejandro Sanoja (UTPA) 6-1, 6-0
No. 4 Paul Cisit (CHA) def. Sebastien Job (UTPA) 6-3, 6-2
No. 5 Kamil Khalil
(CHA) vs. Joseph Bishop (UTPA) 6-3, 3-3 DNF
No. 6 Nate Shanok
(CHA) vs. Victor Alves (UTPA) 6-1, 4-1 DNF
No. 1 Massalle Ferrer/Williams (CHA) def. Job/Sanoja (UTPA) 8-4
No. 2 Calott/Cisit (CHA) def. Hopker/Chetan Panditi (UTPA) 8-4
No. 3 Kahlil/Alex Weber
(CHA) vs. Alves/Panoulas (UTPA) 7-6 DNF
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