April 3, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh tennis team (8-9) won three singles matches, but it was not enough to overcome Duquesne (6-9) as the Dukes held on for a 4-3 victory on Wednesday afternoon at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center.
Kimmy Borza, Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman all won their singles matches in straight sets, but Duquesne captured the all-important doubles point and won three singles matches of their own for the slim 4-3 victory.
Borza and Karma Parbhu were victorious in third doubles by a score of 8-6, but the Dukes had already captured the point with an 8-2 win on court one and an 8-5 victory on court two.
Borza and Amanda Wickman then gave Pitt a 2-1 advantage as they won on singles courts three and four. Borza defeated her opponent 6-3, 6-1, while Wickman won 6-3, 6-2.
Duquesne regained the lead with singles wins on courts one and two, but Molly Wickman tied the match at 3-3 with a 6-4, 6-4 triumph in fifth singles. With the outcome of the match riding on sixth singles, Duquesne’s Chandler Consonery was able to outlast Parbhu in three sets, 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 for the victory.
The Panthers are back in action this Sunday against Cincinnati on Senior Day. First serve is set for 12 p.m. at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center.