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April 14, 2017

PITTSBURGH – Although clinching the doubles point, the Pitt tennis team fell short 5-2 to ACC foe Virginia Friday evening at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center.
 
With the loss, the Panthers move to 3-13 on the year while Virginia improves to 9-10 overall.
 
In its final home dual of the season, Pitt jumped out to a 1-0 lead after clinching the doubles point. The veteran tandem of redshirt senior Amber Washington and junior Callie Frey turned in the first win at No. 1 as they defeated Rosie Johanson and Meghan Kelley, 6-3. Sophomore Gabriela Rezende and freshman Jovana Knezevic locked up the doubles point after posting a 6-4 win at No. 3 doubles, taking down Hunter Bleser and Camille Favero.
 
The Cavaliers tied up the dual 1-1 after No. 48 Rosie Johanson defeated Washington, 6-3, 6-0, at the No. 1 singles position. Virginia went on to take the next two singles matches to clinch the dual, 4-1.
 
Frey posted the lone singles win on the day for the Panthers as she outlasted her Cavalier opponent, 7-6(3), 7-6(5), at the No. 4 position.
 
In the last match standing, sophomore Clara Lucas fell in three sets at No. 6 but not without a fight. Lucas took the first set 6-4, but fell 6-4, 7-6 bringing the final score to 5-2 in favor of the visitors.
 
Pitt hits the road Sunday to take on No. 45 Miami at 10 a.m.
 
Singles
1. #48 Rosie Johanson (VA) def. Amber Washington (UP) 6-3, 6-0
2. #116 Cassie Mercer (VA) def. Audrey Ann Blakely (UP) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
3. Meghan Kelley (VA) def. Gabriela Rezende (UP) 6-2, 6-4
4. Callie Frey (UP) def. T. Radosavljevic (VA) 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5)
5. Camille Favero (VA) def. Clara Lucas (UP) 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-0)
6. Hunter Bleser (VA) def. Natsumi Okamoto (UP) 7-5, 6-1
 
Doubles
1. Amber Washington/Callie Frey (UP) def. Rosie Johanson/Meghan Kelley (VA) 6-3
2. Cassie Mercer/T. Radosavljevic (VA) def. Audrey Ann Blakely/Clara Lucas (UP) 6-5
3. Gabriela Rezende/Jovana Knezevic (UP) def. Hunter Bleser/Camille Favero (VA) 6-4
 
Panthers Fall to Cavaliers

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