Brett Gloria

Charlotte's Brett Gloria.

The Charlotte men's tennis team went to Davidson from Sept. 30 through Oct. 2. Lance Cochran and Brett Gloria represented the 49ers, taking home four wins against multiple teams in the tournament.

Cochran and Gloria beat Davidson's Luca Lovrich and Jerry Wang in a decisive victory, helping set the tone for the rest of the day. The 49ers won both sets 6-3 and 6-2.

Cochran was first up for the singles sets going against Samuele Pia of Queens University, staking his claim to a 6-2, 6-4 win to start the round. 

Gloria was head of the second match for the 49ers yet fell to Harry Thursfield of UNC Asheville, winning 6-3, 6-3.

Cochran returned in the next match, facing Wang, whom he had previously beat in doubles with partner Gloria. The winning stride proved false as Charlotte took their second-day loss with Wang winning 7-5, 6-2 against Cochran.

Gloria lost his second singles match to Laurenz Blickwede from Queens University. This match proved hard-fought between the two players. Blickwede won the first set, 6-3. Gloria secured the second set for Charlotte by a score of 7-6. A 1-0 tiebreaker in favor of Blickwded to secure the win.

Coming off his loss just a round before, Gloria was back in the game with determination against Alejandro Solares from Davidson. With comeback spirit, Gloria won 6-4, 6-3.

In the day's last match, Cochran battled Lukas Gosselin from Queens. Cochran ended the tournament with a win by the scores of 6-3, 6-2.

Next up

The 49ers will take a two-week break before competing in the ITA Carolina Regionals in Cary, N.C., which takes place on Friday, Oct. 21, through Tuesday, Oct. 25.