Friday, January 9, 2009

Noting the Niners: Doubly successful

News and notes from the Charlotte 49ers:

--- For the second straight season, Charlotte 49ers doubles partners Yudeshnee Pillay (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Ana Spivakovsky (Beer-Sheva, Israel) enter the season ranked 15th in the Southeast at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association poll.
The duo is 30-7 together in the past year-and-a-half. They finished 7-3 in the fall and 14-2 last spring. Following a 9-2 performance in fall 2007, they were also ranked 15th in the same poll.

--- A reminder that Charlotte's men's basketball game Saturday with Tulsa will begin at 4 p.m. at Halton Arena. It was originally scheduled for Saturday evening but the time was changed to accommodate fans who may wish to attend or watch the Carolina Panthers' NFL playoff game that evening.

--- The Charlotte women's basketball team (9-5) opens Atlantic 10 play Sunday hosting Xavier at noon at Halton Arena. The game will be televised on ESPN2.