April 19, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. – The tenth-seeded University of Pittsburgh women’s tennis team (10-11) was defeated by No. 2 USF on Friday morning in the quarterfinals of the Big East Tournament, 4-0, at the USF Varsity tennis courts.
The Panthers will now aim for a fifth place finish as they move to the consolations bracket. Pitt will play No. 4 Syracuse at 12 p.m. on Saturday and will look to avenge a 6-1 loss to the Orange earlier this season.
The Bulls started the morning by winning the doubles point with victories on courts two and three.
USF, who is ranked 57th in the nation, continued to apply pressure in singles and recorded its second consecutive 4-0 sweep of the tournament and punched its ticket into the semifinals. Taylor Washington fell to Ecaterina Vasenina in straight sets 6-1, 6-0 on court one, while Jocelyn Lu lost to L. Alonso-Martinez 6-0, 6-3 in second singles. USF clinched the victory on court four as Paula Montoya topped Amanda Wickman 6-1, 6-3.
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