March 13, 2013
SAVANNAH, Ga. – In its first outdoor match of the season, the University of Pittsburgh tennis team (6-6) swept every position en route to a 7-0 victory at Savannah State (2-10) on Wednesday afternoon.
“Today was a great way to kick off our outdoor season,” interim head coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins said. We played very clean tennis, which is never easy when you move from indoors to outdoors. We hope to build on this match going into Coastal Carolina tomorrow. They are a tough team and we expect another great match.”
The Panthers were dominant in doubles as the three Pitt tandems combined to drop just one game total. In first doubles, Taylor Washington and Jocelyn Lu defeated Krist Jansdottir/Ashiedu by the score of 8-1. Second and third doubles blanked their opponents as the pairing of Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman, along with the duo of Kimmy Borza and Karma Parbhu both won 8-0.
Pitt continued to control the match in singles as every court was decided in straight sets. Lu on court two, and Molly Wickman on court five both won by a score of 6-0, 6-0.
Washington won 6-1, 6-2 in No. 1 singles, while Borza was victorious 6-0, 6-4 in No. 3 singles. Amanda Wickman improved her singles record to 11-1 with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph on court four, while Parbhu won her match as Tiffany Williams of SSU retired prior to the start of the contest.
The Panthers head back to Hilton Head S.C. tomorrow, the location of where they have been training all week, for a neutral site match with Coastal Carolina at 5:30 p.m.