Feb. 16, 2013
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Panthers earned singles victories on courts one, four and six, but it wasn’t enough as the University of Pittsburgh tennis team (3-3) dropped a 4-3 decision to Binghamton University on Saturday afternoon at Drumlins Tennis Center in Syracuse, N.Y.
“Today was not our best overall showing of the year, although we did some things well,” interim head coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins said. “We have to continue to get better and learn from these tough losses. Tomorrow we will face a very strong Syracuse team. I look forward to the match and anticipate that the team will bounce back and will be ready to fight for every point.
For the first time this season, Pitt was unable to capture the doubles point as Binghamton won 2-of-3 matches. Pitt’s lone doubles victory came on court three as Kimmy Borza and Gabrielle Catanzariti ran their record to 6-0 with an 8-3 triumph.
Borza carried her momentum from doubles into singles by evening the match at 1-1 with a 6-0, 6-1 victory in sixth singles against Missy Edelblum.
Taylor Washington then gave Pittsburgh a 2-1 advantage by winning first singles in decisive fashion, 6-0, 6-3 over Katherine Medianik. Binghamton however, answered with a victory on courts two and three to surge ahead 3-2.
Amanda Wickman then evened the match at 3-3 as she ran her singles record to 6-0 with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory against Shea Brodsky in fourth singles.
The Bearcats though, would win in fifth singles as Agatha Ambrozy topped Molly Wickman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 for the 4-3 victory.
The Panthers are back in action tomorrow at Drumlins Tennis Center when Pitt takes on Syracuse at 10 a.m.
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