March 23, 2013
MOON, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh tennis team (8-6) was absolutely dominant in a 7-0 sweep of Robert Morris (1-15) on Saturday afternoon as the Panthers won their fourth-consecutive match.
“I am very excited about how we are playing right now,” interim head coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins said. “We are getting better every match and that is encouraging to see heading towards the conference tournament. We have two great opportunities next weekend to play some great tennis against two very good teams in VCU and Marshall.”
The Panther started the day by winning all three doubles matches and won 24 of the 25 total games played. Both tandems of Taylor Washington/Jocelyn Lu, and Kimmy Borza/Karmah Parbhu shut out their opponents 8-0. Amanda and Molly Wickman won their match 8-1 in second doubles.
Singles was just as impressive for the Panthers. Every position was victorious in straight sets, and every player did not all their opponent to win more than two games in either set. Both Amanda Wickman and Karma Parbhu blanked their opponents 6-0, 6-0.
Pitt’s four match winning streak is it’s longest of the season and they look to continue the momentum next weekend in Huntington, W.Va. The Panthers will play Marshall on Friday and then No. 43 VCU on Saturday.