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Charlotte edges UNCW in teams' first women's tennis matchup since 2011

UNCW senior Xanda Fougner (Source: UNCW) UNCW senior Xanda Fougner (Source: UNCW)
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) -

UNCW and Charlotte met for their first women's tennis match since 2011 on Thursday and the visiting 49ers slipped past the Seahawks 4-3.

The match on the UNCW courts wasn't decided until the final pairing which pitted Charlotte's Pierina Imparato against UNCW's Sabrina Barisano. Imparato trailed 6-5 in a second-set tiebreaker at No. 4 singles before rallying for a 3-6, 7-6 (6), 6-1 decision that lifted the 49ers to the win.

Xandra Fougner, Lea Dubois-Rebiere and the doubles teams of Barisano and Maddy Muller-Hughes and Sarah Horn and Celeste Matute notched victories for UNCW (1-9).

The Seahawks continue a four-match homestand on Saturday at noon against James Madison.

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