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April 13, 2012

PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The University of Pittsburgh women's tennis team collected its fifth Big East win of the season, as the Panthers earned a 6-1 victory over Providence Saturday evening.

Pitt (10-7, 5-4 Big East) won the doubles point, capturing wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 spots. Both teams recorded 8-1 pro sets. Pitt's pairing of sophomores Jocelyn Lu and Taylor Washington improved to 11-8, while freshmen Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman are now 16-4.

"Everyone contributed to today's victory against a much improved Providence squad," Pitt head coach George Dieffenbach said.

Five Panthers recorded straight-set wins in singles action, including junior Gabrielle Catanzariti, who ended a three-match skid with a pair of 6-4 scores.

Washington posted her 20th singles win in the No. 3 spot, while sophomore Kimmy Borza captured her seventh consecutive victory in the No. 6 slot.

Up next, the Panthers travel to Rutgers for a noon contest on Saturday, April 14.

"Today's victory gave our team confidence heading into tomorrow's regular-season finale against a competitive Rutgers team," Dieffenbach said.

1 Jocelyn Lu/Taylor Washington def Corder-Ahlborn 8-1
2 Bernandez-Ramirez def Gabrielle Catanzariti/Kimmy Borza 8-7(5)
3 Amanda Wickman/Molly Wickman def Carnall-Foley 8-1

1 Bernandez def Jocelyn Lu 6-3, 4-6, (10-5)
2 Gabrielle Catanzariti def Corder 6-4, 6-4
3 Taylor Washington def Ramirez 6-2, 6-4
4 Amanda Wickman def Ahlborn 6-4, 6-2
5 Molly Wickman def Carnall 6-2, 6-0
6 Kimmy Borza def Foley 6-0, 6-1

Women's Tennis Posts a 6-1 Victory at Providence

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