March 24, 2012
VILLANOVA, Pa.--The University of Pittsburgh women's tennis team earned its eighth doubles point of the season, leading the Panthers to a 6-1 victory over Villanova at the Villanova Tennis Complex on Saturday.
"Today's victory was an outstanding team effort," Pitt head coach George Dieffenbach said. "Everyone was intense and focused."
Pitt (7-6, 3-4 Big East) swept the doubles matches this afternoon. Playing up in the No. 1 slot, the pairing of junior Gabrielle Catanzariti and sophomore Kimmy Borza captured an 8-4 victory over Villanova's Mikelle Mancini and Sydney West.
In singles action, four Panthers earned straight-set wins, including sophomore Taylor Washington, A. Wickman, M. Wickman and Borza. Washington improved to 16-6 on the year, while M. Wickman"s victory was her 10th win of the season and the third in the last four matches.
Additionally, Catanzariti battled back from a 6-0 loss in the first set to claim a 6-2 win in the second set. She then outlasted the Wildcats' Allison Solberg in the deciding set at 6-4.
The Panthers continue their three-match road stint against Big East foe Seton Hall on Sunday, March 25 at noon.
1 Gabrielle Catanzariti/Kimmy Borza (Pitt) def. Mikelle Mancini/Sydney West (VU), 8-4
2 Amanda Wickman/Molly Wickman (Pitt) def. Allison Solberg/Kristin Gobberg (VU), 8-3
3 Karma Parbhu/Brittney Russell (Pitt) def. Wes Donadio/Kate Pettee (VU), 8-3
1 Mikelle Mancini (VU) def. Jocelyn Lu (Pitt) 7-6(6),5-7,10-7
2 Gabrielle Catanzariti (Pitt) defeated Allison Solberg (VU) 0-6,6-2,6-4
3 Taylor Washington (Pitt) def. Sydney West (VU) 6-2,7-5
4 Amanda Wickman (Pitt) def. Kate Pettee (VU) 6-2,7-5
5 Molly Wickman (Pitt) def. Wes Donadio (VU) 6-0,6-1
6 Kimmy Borza (Pitt) def. Kristin Gobberg (VU) 6-0,6-2
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