March 9, 2014
The Pitt tennis team (3-5, 0-5 ACC) dropped its match to 15th-ranked Clemson (12-3, 5-0 ACC), 7-0 on Sunday at Alpha Tennis and Fitness.
Clemson claimed the doubles point with an 8-2 win on court two and an 8-3 decision on court three. Pitt’s team of Taylor Washington and Audrey Ann Blakely were in a competitive bout at No. 1 with 33rd-ranked Yana Koroleva and Beatrice Gymulya with the point was decided and play was stopped.
Freshman Audrey Ann Blakely is coming off a singles win over the No. 40-ranked player in the country and on Sunday she almost earned a victory over the 41st-ranked player in Koroleva. Blakely dropped the first set, 6-3, but fought back in the second to win 7-6 (7-5). The third set went to Koroleva, 12-10, but Blakely held the advantage for match point twice in the set.
The Panthers return to action next weekend when they host cross-town rival Duquesne on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alpha Tennis and Fitness.
No. 1 #41 Yana Koroleva/Beatrice Gymulya (CU) vs. Taylor Washington/Audrey Ann Blakely (PITT) DNF 7-6
No. 2 Tristen Dewar/Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Molly Wickman/Lolade Ogungbesan (PITT) 8-2
No. 3 Yuilynn Miao/Jessy Rompies (CU) def. Jocelyn Lu/Amanda Wickman (PITT) 8-3
Order of finish: 2,3*
No. 1 #33 Yana Koroleva (CU) def. Audrey Ann Blakely (PITT) 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 12-10
No. 2 Romy Koelzer (CU) def. Taylor Washington (PITT) 6-1, 6-0
No. 3 Beatrice Gumulya (CU) def. Katherine Castro (PITT) 6-4, 6-3
No. 4 Tristen Dewar (CU) def. Amanda Wickman (PITT) 6-1, 6-1
No. 5 Jessy Rompies (CU) def. Kimmy Borza (PITT) 6-3, 6-3
No. 6 Joana Eidukonyte (CU) def. Jocelyn Lu (PITT) 6-0, 6-2
Order of finish: 2,4,5*,6,3,1