Feb. 15, 2014
The Pitt tennis team (3-0) continued their early-season success on Saturday evening with a dominating 7-0 victory over Robert Morris at Alpha Tennis and Fitness.
The Panthers started off strong by sweeping doubles and capturing the doubles point. On court one, seniors Taylor Washington and Jocelyn Lu defeated Diana Mirceta and Alina Schibol, 8-3. Pitt's duo of Amanda Wickman and Audrey Ann Blakely earned an 8-3 win over Carolina Mourao Teixeira and Dounia Zinbi and on court three, Molly Wickman and Lolade Ogungbesan of Pitt won 8-2 over Marie-Sophie Heine and Larissa Kiyoku of Robert Morris.
Pitt worked quickly in singles with three courts wrapping up in under an hour. Molly Wickman took the dominating 6-1, 6-0 win on court five over Zinbi, followed closely by court two and Blakely's 6-1, 6-0 win over Mirceta. The Panthers captured the match at No. 6 with Lu also dominating Kiyoku, 6-2, 6-0.
Katherine Castro pushed Pitt to 5-0 with her singles win on court three with a 6-3, 6-1, win over Heine and Washington dominated on court one, 6-3, 6-1, over Teixeira. The Panthers swept when senior Kimmy Borza captured the No. 4 singles with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Schibol.
Pitt returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 22 when they travel to Virginia Tech for their first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference match at 11 a.m. The Panthers then travel to Wake Forest on Sunday for a noon meeting.
Pitt 7, Robert Morris 0
No. 1 Taylor Washington/Jocelyn Lu (PITT) def. Diana Mirceta/Alina Schibol (RMU) 8-3
No. 2 Amanda Wickman/Audrey Ann Blakely (PITT) def. Carolina Mourao Teixeira/Dounia Zinbi (RMU) 8-3
No. 3 Molly Wickman/Lolade Ogungbesan (PITT) def. Marie-Sophie Heine/Larissa Kiyoku (RMU) 8-2
No. 1 Taylor Washington (PITT) def. Carolina Mourao Teixeira (RMU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Audrey Ann Blakely (PITT) def. Diana Mirceta (RMU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 Katherine Castro (PITT) def. Marie-Sophie Heine (RMU) 6-3, 6-1
No. 4 Kimmy Borza (PITT) def. Alina Schibol (RMU) 6-4, 6-2
No. 5 Molly Wickman (PITT) def. Dounia Zinbi (RMU) 6-1, 6-0
No. 6 Jocelyn Lu (PITT) def. Larissa Kiyoku (RMU) 6-2, 6-0
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