Vikram Hundal and Jordi Massallé Ferrer celebrate Senior Day. Photo by Benjamin Robson
Vikram Hundal and Jordi Massallé Ferrer celebrate Senior Day. Photo by Benjamin Robson

The Charlotte 49ers tennis teams honored their four seniors, Tyler Baker, Jessica Pérez. Vikram Hundal, Jordi Massalle Ferrer, prior to their final regular-season home match of the year. The 49ers in total defeated Lenoir-Rhyne 14-0 for the men’s six and women’s third straight wins.

Hundal and Ferrer gave the men a fast start in doubles. Playing at the number one spot cruised to a 8-4 win over Patrick Bauer and Tomas Hons. In singles Alejandro Moreno and Sam Rice both received the golden bagel award winning their match 6-0, 6-0. On court one, Charlotte’s Hundal won his 15th of the season 6-3, 6-0 over Lenoir-Rhyne’s Bauer.

Also reaching his 15th win was Oriol Forne at the four spot with a 6-2, 6-2 victory against Alex Cresposanchez. This men’s senior class now has an overall singles record of 121-44 which makes them the winningest in the history of the program.

Senior Pérez got the start for the first time this spring season playing doubles with Fleur Holtkamp to secure the win 6-2 against Taylor Frederickson and Jessica Rumple of Lenoir-Rhyne. In the final home match of the 2016 season Pérez cruised past Rumple at No. 6 singles 6-2, 6-0.

Also receiving the coveted double bagel was Charlottes Macy Vonderschmidt who was first to finish 6-0, 6-0 at the three spot. Tyler Baker helped the women to improve their home record to six and three with a hard fought battle defeating LR’s Lucy Stofberg 6-2, 6-3.

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Jessica Pérez and Tyler Baker with head coach Michaela Gorman. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

What was said:

“I’m extremely proud of the team,” head coach Michaela Gorman said. “We’ve been working really hard on being positive and controlling our emotions and the controllables. I thought we’ve done a fantastic job of that over the past week. We’ve been really focused and everyone has been working hard for each other. And I’m really proud of them.”

“Senior day is always bittersweet,” Charlotte coach Jesse Tarr said. “We feel very fortunate to have had Vikram and Jordi as members of our program. They embody what being a student-athlete is all about. Today was another good day for us. The guys continue to improve. We are ready for two tough matches next week and then the Conference USA Tournament.”

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Ferrer hitting a backhand slice down the line. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

Up Next:

The men will look to continue in their winning ways against UNC Greensboro on the road this Wednesday, April 13 while the women have two more away matches at UNCG and Wofford before the Conference USA tournament.


Lenoir-Rhyne vs Charlotte, April 10, 2016 at Charlotte, N.C. (Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex)

Charlotte 14, Lenoir-Rhyne 0

1. Victoria Pahlett (CHA) def. Dominique Bruce (L-R) 6-0, 6-1
2. Tai Martin (CHA) def. Marta Escanero Funes (L-R) 6-4, 3-6, 10-5
3. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Julia Ponomareva (L-R) 6-0, 6-0
4. Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Lucy Stofberg (L-R) 6-2, 6-3
5. Megan Smith (CHA) def. Taylor Fredrickson (L-R) 6-1, 6-0
6. Jessica Pérez (CHA) def. Jessica Rumple (L-R) 6-2, 6-0

1. Vikram Hundal (CHA) def. Patrick Bauer (LR) 6-3, 6-0
2. J. Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. Tomas Hons (LR) 6-2, 6-2
3. Sam Rice (CHA) def. Shane O’Dea (LR) 6-3, 6-0
4. Oriol Puig (CHA) def. Alex Cresposanchez (LR) 6-2, 6-2
5. A. Garcia Moreno (CHA) def. Jordan Lawson (LR) 6-0, 6-0
6. Sam Brazil (CHA) def. Camden Tucker (LR) 6-0, 6-0

1. Martin/Pahlett (CHA) def. Bruce/Funes (L-R) 6-3
2. Baker/Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Ponomareva/Stofberg (L-R) 6-1
3. Fleur Holtkamp/Pérez (CHA) def. Fredrickson/Rumple (L-R) 6-2

1. Vikram Hundal/J. Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. Patrick Bauer/Tomas Hons (LR) 8-4
2. Josh Aubrey/Carl Solik (CHA) def. Shane O’Dea/Alex Cresposanchez (LR) 8-6
3. Sam Brazil/Sam Rice (CHA) def. Jordan Lawson/Camden Tucker (LR) 8-0

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Pérez playing doubles with Fleur Holtkamp. Photo by Benjamin Robson.
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