Men win against NCCU on the road:
The Charlotte 49ers men’s tennis team (3-1) defeated North Carolina Central (0-4) on the road this past Sunday in a 7-0 victory.
At the six spot Josh Aubrey received a walkover and Charlotte’s Orial Puig got the double bagel 6-0, 6-0 over NCCU Dillion Strepay. The team also won both doubles matches with Sam Rice and Puig getting the win by forfeit. At the number one doubles spot Vikram Hundal/Massalle Ferrer defeated Gabriel Cucalon/Davide Callegari 6-4 needing one three more to set the all time school record. Also at the number two singles, Massalle went the distance with North Carolina Central’s Cucalon in a tight three setter 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (7-4). This was also an important win as he is two wins away from becoming Charlotte’s all time leader in singles victories.
Women struggle at home vs Coastal Carolina:
Home court advantage didn’t help the 49ers women’s tennis team (3-3) against Coastal Carolina (7-3)
The Chants took the doubles point with wins on the first and third court. Sara Bondar and Libby Scott handled Tai Martin and Victoria Pahlett at No. 1, and Marie Babayan and Romane Delay closed out the set against Tyler Baker and Macy Vonderschmidt 6-4 at No. 3. Coastal then swept all six of their singles matches, with all but one going in straight sets.
What was said:
“We played a tough North Carolina Central team today,” Charlotte coach Jesse Tarr said. “We are very proud of all of our guys. They all played with tremendous heart. With each match, we are growing as a team. We are very pleased with where we are now and the direction we are heading.”
The ladies will look to get back to the win column vs Winthrop and the guys return to Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex vs Duquesne in the final home matches before spring break on Thursday, March 3rd at 2:30pm.