Photo by Leysha Caraballo.
Photo by Leysha Caraballo.

Friday, April 8, the 49ers tennis programs and Zeta Tau Alpha hosted their Think Pink match to support breast cancer education and awareness.

The (11-5) Charlotte 49ers mens tennis team picked up a 5-2 win over visiting Appalachian State for their fifth straight win. Jordi Massalle Ferrer picked up another historical win in both singles and doubles with his 14th and 18th wins of the season.

The guys earned a big point from the doubles spot, winning two out of the three matches. The duo of Sam Rice and Sam Brazil dominated at the number three spot, winning 6-4. Charlotte’s Vikram Hundal and Massalle Ferrer had a tight match ultimately going their way 7-6 (7-4).

Vikram Hundal and J. Massalle Ferrer. Photo by Benjamin Robson.
Vikram Hundal and J. Massalle Ferrer. Photo by Benjamin Robson.

Charlotte 5, Appalachian State 2

Singles competition

1. Vikram Hundal (CHA) def. Scott Webster (APP) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2

2. J. Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. Oliver Casey (APP) 6-4, 6-4

3. Sam Rice (CHA) def. Jack Maddocks (APP) 6-2, 7-5

4. Oriol Puig (CHA) def. Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 7-6 (7-5), 0-6, 7-5

5. Zach Bost (APP) def. A. Garcia Moreno (CHA) 7-6 (10-8), 6-3

6. Trey Morris (APP) def. Sam Brazil (CHA) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition

1. Vikram Hundal/J. Massalle Ferrer (CHA) def. Scott Webster/Jan-Willem Kleynhans (APP) 7-6 (7-4)

2. Oliver Casey/Jack Maddocks (APP) def. Josh Aubrey/Carl Solik (CHA) 6-2

3. Sam Brazil/Sam Rice (CHA) def. Trey Morris/Zach Bost (APP) 6-4

In a match between in-state rivals, Charlotte women’s tennis team defeated the Davidson Wildcats, 5-2. This marked the women’s third consecutive home win and second of the week.

The 49ers entered singles action with a one-point advantage after picking up doubles wins on courts one and three. Senior Tyler Baker and junior Macy Vonderschmidt defeated Jenna Brunner and Ava Todd 6-2.

Baker set the tone for Charlotte in singles, leading off with a double bagel 6-0, 6-0 win over Davidson’s Brunner. Freshman Tai Martin clinched the win in a commanding 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Junior Victoria Pahlett hitting a backhand. Photo by Leysha Caraballo.
Junior Victoria Pahlett hitting a backhand. Photo by Leysha Caraballo.

Charlotte 5, Davidson 2

Singles competition

1. Anna C. Feaster (DAV) def. Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 4-6, 7-5, 10-8

2. Tai Martin (CHA) def. Gabrielle Centenari (DAV) 6-2, 6-3

3. Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Ava Todd (DAV) 6-3, 6-3

4. Megan Scholvinck (DAV) def. Sierra Stone (CHA) 6-0, 1-6, 6-3

5. Tyler Baker (CHA) def. Jenna Brunner (DAV) 6-0, 6-0

6. Megan Smith (CHA) def. Sarah Stein (DAV) 6-3, 6-4

Doubles competition

1. Anna C. Feaster/Ally Sexton (DAV) def. Tai Martin/Victoria Pahlett (CHA) 6-4

2. Megan Smith/Sierra Stone (CHA) def. Gabrielle Centenari/Elaina Cummer (DAV) 6-4

3. Tyler Baker/Macy Vonderschmidt (CHA) def. Jenna Brunner/Ava Todd (DAV) 6-2


As a photo journalist with more than 2 months experience, he’s worked with The Charlotte Observer, Alternative Press, Fueled by Ramen,, 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.