March 14, 2013
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The University of Pittsburgh women’s tennis team (7-6) won its third-consecutive match with a 5-2 decision against Coastal Carolina on Thursday night.
The Panthers won the doubles point and then and recorded singles victories on courts two, three, four and six. Jocelyn Lu in second singles and Amanda Wickman in fourth singles each won three set decisions.
“I have never been more proud of the girls than I am tonight,” interim head coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins said. “When the girls were faced with adversity, they stepped up to the challenge in every position. Coastal Carolina is a very tough team. To win 5-2 when four matches go three sets is a testament to how much our team wanted to get this win.”
Pitt received its doubles victories on courts two and three. Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman were the first duo to finish as they defeated Robinson/Davies by a score of 8-4. Kimmy Borza and Karma Parbhu also won by a score of 8-4 as they defeated De Wit/Scott in third doubles.
Borza then provided the Panthers with a 2-0 advantage as she defeated Shelby Bates in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) on court three. After Coastal won in first singles, Lu put the Panthers ahead 3-1 as defeated Davies in second singles 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
The match would get to 3-2 as the Chanticleers were victorious on court five, but Amanda Wickman secured the victory with a three set victory (3-6, 6-1, 6-4) over Kourtney Kowai in fourth singles.
Karma Parbhu wrapped up the match with a 7-6, 6-4 triumph in sixth singles.
The Panthers return to Pittsburgh for a match at Robert Morris next Saturday, March 23rd at 4 p.m.