CHARLOTTE, NC- The Charlotte men’s tennis team returns to action with a home game Sunday afternoon against C-USA foes UTSA. The first serve from the Halton-Wagner Tennis Complex is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.

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Last time out, Charlotte defeated Presbyterian 5-2 at Lifetime Fitness on Friday afternoon. Charlotte won a double for the first time since early February and carried that momentum into a dominant performance in singles play.

With a 1-0 lead, the green-whites looked straight ahead Matias Iturbe And Ivan Dreycopp and Nos. 3 and 4 singles, prior to graduation Johnny Acosta eventually got the match point with a three-set win in sixth place.

The win was Charlotte’s second straight win and brings the 49ers closer to returning to .500 after falling in four straight games to bridge the months of February and March.

The 37th-ranked Roadrunners are in the midst of one of the best seasons in program history, winning 11 straight games while holding an overall record of 13-4.
UTSA has defeated five ranked opponents in 17 games this season, including No. 49 and SEC opponent Texas A&M, 4-3, on March 4 in College Station.

On the stats side, the Roadrunners are led at the top of their lineup by junior Alan Magadan, who is 10-5 overall in singles duals match action but has a sparkling 10-2 record when he’s either 1st or ranked 1 plays 2nd position in the lineup.

The Niners and Roadrunners have only met twice in their entirety, with both games occurring in the last two seasons and CLT claiming victories in both.

Last season, when Charlotte traveled to San Antonio, the Green-Whites were just ahead of the No. 60 Roadrunners, 4-2, behind three dominant straight-set wins in singles and a match-winning three-set effort by a PhD . Thomas Brown in first place.

After being kept out of the singles lineup for the first 11 games of the year, Grad Transfer Johnny Acosta has picked up three set wins in each of his last two singles competitions to help CLT claim back-to-back wins.

Against Davidson last Saturday, Acosta’s win in fifth place leveled the score at 3-3 ahead of the senior Abhimanyu Vannemreddy scored the match point in dramatic fashion. On Friday, the Paraguayan native of Ita won the match 4-1 when he clinched a victory over the rounds in sixth place.

Charlotte is taking six days off before heading north to New Jersey on Saturday morning to compete against Princeton. The first serve from the Lenz Tennis Center is scheduled for 10:00 am ET.


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