CHARLOTTE, N.C. –
The Charlotte women’s tennis team earned the doubles point and split the six singles matches on its way to picking up a 4-3 triumph over Gardner-Webb in the home opener Thursday afternoon at the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex.
All three doubles matches were decided by identical scores but the 49ers grabbed two of the trio to secure an early lead for the first time this spring. Charlotte (1-2) garnered its victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions.
During the No. 2 doubles match, Tyler Baker
and Natsuko Takayanagi
knocked off Jenny Lunde and Tedodora Stanciu, 8-4. The Niners’ No. 3 pairing of Jessica Pérez
and Macy Vonderschmidt
followed suit, handing Mary Walker Mixon and Catherine White a similar 8-4 setback.
With the 1-0 lead in their back pocket, the 49ers were able to collect the over match win despite a singles split with Gardner-Webb (2-1). Victoria Pahlett
, who joined the Charlotte program at the beginning of the semester and competed in just her third collegiate match, picked up her first career victory with a 6-2, 6-4 triumph over the Runnin’ Bulldogs Yasmin Doost in the No. 1 slot. Lisa Grosselius
made quick work of Lunde in the No. 2 contest, dispatching her opponent by a 6-0, 6-1 score, while Takayanagi added the third 49ers’ singles win with a 6-4, 6-4 decision against Ronia Hutterli in the No. 3 position.
Pérez forced three sets during her No. 6 match with White, but after winning the first set, the Charlotte sophomore could not maintain her momentum.
The 49ers hit the road for the third time in the season’s first four matches Saturday, when they travel to Greenville, S.C., to face Furman in a Noon first serve. Charlotte 4, Gardner-Webb 3 Singles
No. 1 Victoria Pahlett
(CHA) def. Yasmin Doost (GWU) 6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Lisa Grosselius
(CHA) def. Jenny Lunde (GWU) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Natsuko Takayanagi
(CHA) def. Ronia Hutterli (GWU) 6-4, 6-4
No. 4 Valeriia Popko (GWU) def. Tyler Baker
(CHA) 7-6 (5), 5-5 (8-6)
No. 5 Rokia Sacko (GWU) def. Macy Vonderschmidt
(CHA) 6-2, 6-1
No. 6 Catherine White (GWU) def. Jessica Pérez
(CHA) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Doubles
No. 1 Doost/Hutterli (GWU) def. Grosselius/Pahlett (CHA) 8-4
No. 2 Baker/Takayanagi (CHA) def. Lunde/Tedodora Stanciu (GWU) 8-4
No. 3 Pérez/Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Mary Walker Mixon/White (GWU) 8-4
Welcome to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation!
If you wish to make a contribution to the Annual Giving Campaign or Let Me Play (fundraiser for women's athletics), you can do so online or by calling the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-1047/4950.
Football Parking - please note the following areas are sold out: Green CRI 1, Green CRI 1A, Green CRI 3, Green CRI 3A, Orange CRI Deck Rooftop and Yellow Union Deck Rooftop.
This system will give you full access to your own personal account and display donations and pledges to the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Foundation.
Please Note: If you have ever contributed to the Athletic Foundation, you have an existing account and should login using that information. Please do not create a second account. If you are unsure of your account status or need your login information, please contact the Athletic Foundation at (704) 687-4950/1047.
If your gift will be accompanied by a matching gift from your employer please do not make your gift online. Contact the Athletic Foundation at (704)687-1047 for information of contributions with a matching gift.
If you are a new member and have not participated in any of the ways mentioned above, please create a new account below and make a pledge to our current campaign.