PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh women's tennis team (3-2) won its second consecutive match as the Panthers defeated Bucknell 6-1 on Friday afternoon at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center.
Pitt won the doubles point with wins on courts two and three and has now captured the doubles point in every match this season. Kimmy Borza and Gabrielle Catanzariti were the first duo to finish with a convincing 8-2 victory against Pino/Schneider in third doubles. Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman were not far behind in second doubles as they secured the point with an 8-3 victory against Bucknell's Colvin/Bush.
Moving to singles, the back end of Pitt's lineup had little trouble with the Bison as the Wickmans and Borza combined to only allow Bucknell's three players to win five games total.
Amanda Wickman moved her singles record to 5-0 as she made quick work of Jen Bush, winning 6-0, 6-1 on court five. Borza followed that up with a 6-0, 6-2 victory over Stephanie Pino in sixth singles, while Molly Wickman secured the match with a 6-1, 6-1 triumph in fourth singles against Christie Schneider.
Singles 1-3 proved to be more of a challenge for Pitt, as courts one and three were victorious to wrap up the 6-1 victory.
Catanzariti was the fourth Panther to finish her match as she took care of Lydia Colvin in third singles by a score of 6-4, 6-3. Taylor Washington was the fifth and final singles victory for the Panthers with a win in first singles. She defeated Elena Vidrascu 6-3, 6-2.
Pitt's match against St. John's which was scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled due to the Northeastern blizzard. SJU's flight was canceled and the two universities will look to re-schedule the match at a later date.
The Panthers try to make it three wins in a row next Saturday when they travel to take on Binghamton. Pitt then jumps back into conference play with a match against Syracuse on Sunday morning. Both contests will take place at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.