5 reasons to attend 49ers tennis

| February 9, 2016

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Freshman Alejandro Garcia Moreno playing his first home match at Charlotte. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

Almost guaranteed to see Charlotte win

Bottom line is that if you want to see your 49ers get the W this year, the chances are highest with tennis. This past season the men’s tennis team won 18 matches during the season, losing only to nationally ranked Wake Forest (No. 20), Duke (No. 4), NC State (No. 34), and Rice (Conference Tournament). Tied for the second highest single-season win total in school history in the 2014-2015 season, the team had the highest winning percentage off all team sports with 85.71 percent with the closest being men’s soccer who went 14-4-1 for a 73.68 percent win rate.

Social connections

Creating connections is one of the many benefits of tennis. The community is filled with enthusiastic individuals who not only love to play the game, but watch as well. Who knows, maybe you just might meet your next hitting partner at the next home tennis match.

Although the contests between professionals can last for hours (and even days), there is no obligation to even keep score. Tennis is the ideal workout if you only have a short period of time in your schedule, because you can play a few games, leave and know you had an excellent cardio session. College tennis is not like what you see at the Australian Open with the chair umpire’s telling the crowd to quiet down. While it is warming up, go enjoy the fresh air and come cheer on the 49ers.

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Watch Jordi Massallé Ferrer write history

Senior Jordi Massallé Ferrer is on the cusp of breaking all of Charlotte’s men’s tennis records. Already holding the achievement for the best career singles record (.786), Ferrer (81-22) is a mere three wins away from owning the record for most career singles wins in school history. Even though it will be hard to improve on last season’s personal record of 29-3, the prolific senior could possibly also take the most singles wins and best singles record for a season by pushing for the record of 30 wins currently held by former 49er Jacob Nordwall. Massallé, who has 68 career doubles wins, also only needs three more wins to tie the 49ers career doubles wins record.

16806994707_833b253afd_kThe life lessons of a lifetime sport

Have you ever seen a group of senior citizens outside playing a game of flag football? If so please take a picture immediately and send it to me. The United States Tennis Association has tournaments for 70, 80, and 90 year old age brackets.If you start playing tennis early and continue to improve your game, you will come to enjoy the most beautiful and challenging sports ever created.

All you need is a partner, a racket, tennis balls, and a court. Thankfully the UNC Charlotte campus has 16 courts and while becoming a standard player takes years, getting comfortable on the court doesn’t take long at all. Come get inspired by watching one of the most competitive tennis conferences in nation.

Watch as two top freshman start their career at Charlotte

Come see two of the team’s newest freshman begin their career on the court. The 49ers women’s team welcomed Alexandra Lee and Tai Martin to the team this year. The two added up to land Charlotte the twelfth spot on tennisrecruiting.net’s top mid-major women’s recruiting classes. Lee has been ranked as high as No. 74 in the nation and Martin up to No. 66 by tennisrecruiting.net and with both being acomplished juniors players, they both look to have promising carrers for the years to come. Both have already made an impact on the team with a solid fall season performance, also receiving wins in their first regular season matches.

Freshman Tai Martin and Alexandra Lee. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

Freshman Tai Martin and Alexandra Lee. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

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Benjamin Robson

As a photo journalist with more than 2 months experience, he’s worked with The Charlotte Observer, Alternative Press, Fueled by Ramen, CLTure.org, and himself. Currently attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte obtaining a BS BA in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Religious Studies.

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Benjamin Robson

As a photo journalist with more than 2 months experience, he’s worked with The Charlotte Observer, Alternative Press, Fueled by Ramen, CLTure.org, and himself. Currently attending the University of North Carolina at Charlotte obtaining a BS BA in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Religious Studies.

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