Tyler Baker. Photo by Benjamin Robson
Tyler Baker. Photo by Benjamin Robson

Charlotte women’s tennis claimed their fourth-straight victory and extended their season-best winning streak after recording a 5-3 triumph at UNC Greensboro. The 49ers now hold a 9-9 record and six wins against ITA Carolina Region opponents.

“I’m proud of the way we worked today,” head coach Michaela Gorman said. “This was a great team win against a tough UNC Greensboro squad.”

The 49ers jumped out to an early lead with doubles victories from tandems Macy Vonderschmidt/Tyler Baker and Megan Smith/Sierra Stone. Each duo topped their opponent 6-3, clinching a point rendering a DNF in Victoria Pahlett/Tai Martin’s No. 1 doubles matchup.

Charlotte carried the momentum into singles as Pahlett, Vonderschmidt, Baker and Smith each tallied a victory.

Pahlett won her first set 6-2 before Soumeya Anane was forced to retire due to an injury in the second set.

The 49ers will aspire to improve upon their season-best winning streak as they take on Wofford, Saturday, April 16. First serve is set for 1 p.m.

Charlotte 5, UNC Greensboro 2

No. 1 Victoria Pahlett (CHA) def. Soumeya Anane (UNCG) 6-2, 1-1 (ret.)
No. 2 Sarah Swiderski (UNCG) def. Tai Martin (CHA) 6-1, 6-2
No. 3 Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Amy Ellis (UNCG) 6-0, 6-0
No. 4 Masey DeMoss (UNCG) def. Sierra Stone (CHA) 6-0, 6-2
No. 5 Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Blaine Boaz (UNCG) 6-3, 6-4
No. 6 Megan Smith (CHA) def. Jamie Grinberg (UNCG) 6-1, 3-6, 11-9

No. 1 Martin/Pahlett (CHA) vs. Boaz/Swiderski (UNCG) 5-5 DNF
No. 2 Smith/Stone (CHA) def. DeMoss/Franco (UNCG) 6-3
No. 3 Baker/Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Ellis/Grinberg (UNCG) 6-3

Jared Allen is the Sports Editor for the Niner Times. He has been involved with the newspaper since August 2014. In addition to being a part of the Niner Times, he hosts "The 91st Minute Radio" and calls play-by-play for the Charlotte 49ers men's and women's soccer teams on Radio Free Charlotte. Aside from being a sports (predominantly soccer) fanatic, he enjoys blogging, traveling and occasional backpacking. You can contact him at sports@ninertimes.com