CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
The Charlotte women’s tennis team battled through a number of close matches but was unable to rally from an early deficit, dropping a 5-2 Senior Day setback to Furman Thursday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex. The Paladins clinched the doubles point and then won four times in singles play, despite a 20-minute delay due to a quick rain shower, to lock up the win in the 49ers’ final home match of the campaign.
Charlotte (9-6) forced an extra game to be played in the No. 1 doubles contest, as Anna Ekelund
and Lisa Grosselius
pushed Lauren Kline and Alex Moreno-Kaste to a 9-7 battle.
The Niners looked to recover in singles action but Furman (12-8) won at the No. 2 through 5 slots to seal the triumph.
Charlotte gained a 6-2, 6-3 triumph from Alexandra Zinn
at the No. 1 position against Kline for its lone straight-set decision.
The other 49ers victory was a three-set verdict, as Iveta Guneva
came-from-behind to defeat Jenny Porter 1-6, 7-6 (2), 10-8 in the No. 6 meeting. Tyler Baker
was able to force a third set in her No. 4 matchup with Amanda Murray but unfortunately was unable to pull out the win.
The Niners will close the regular season with a 3 p.m. Friday contest at Davidson in Davidson, N.C. Furman 5, Charlotte 2 Singles
No. 1 Alexandra Zinn
(CHA) def. Lauren Kline (FUR) 6-2, 6-3
No. 2 Alex Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Katherine Oudin (FUR) def. Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) 6-2, 7-5
No. 4 Amanda Murray (FUR) def. Tyler Baker
(CHA) 6-3, 3-6, 10-4
No. 5 Margaret Boyette (FUR) def. Anna Ekelund
(CHA) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Iveta Guneva
(CHA) def. Jenny Porter (FUR) 1-6, 7-6 (2), 10-8 Doubles
No. 1 Kline/Moreno-Kaste (FUR) def. Ekelund/Grosselius (CHA) 9-7
No. 2 Murray/Oudin (FUR) def. Baker/Takayanagi (CHA) 8-5
No. 3 Jessica Pérez
/Zinn (CHA) vs. Boyette/Kelly Sullivan (FUR) DNF
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