Oct. 20, 2013
The Pitt tennis team concluded its fall season on Sunday at the USTA/ITA Regional Championships in Charlottesville, Va., on the campus of the University of Virginia.
Senior Taylor Washington competed in the only main draw match of the day as she fell in a hard-fought 7-5, 7-5 decision to Kelly Williford of Virginia Tech in the round of 16.
"As a coaching staff we are very happy with the way we ended our competitive schedule in the fall," said first year head coach Alex Santos. "We have concluded this stage with every single player feeling healthy, playing their best tennis, and eager to keep improving. Taylor lost a very competitive match today but fought her heart out on the court and stayed composed even when things didn't go her way. Taylor is maturing as a tennis player and with that increased maturity her talent will blossom. The most exciting aspect of this team is not only how much they've improved, but also how much potential growth they still have ahead of them."
Additionally on Sunday, Katherine Castro earned a 6-4, 7-5 win over Pascarella of George Washington in consolation main draw singles and Amanda Wickman fell 6-2, 6-3 to Kahoun of Virginia Tech.
In extra singles play, Audrey Ann Blakely defeated Anais Naussaume of Temple, 6-3, 6-1; Molly Wickman defeated Yana Mavrina of Temple, 6-4, 6-3; Kaja Mrgole of West Virginia defeated Jocelyn Lu, 6-2, 6-4; Lolade Ogungbesan defeated Karli Timko of Marshall, 6-1, 6-2 and Kimmy Borza defeated Oana Manole of West Virginia, 6-4, 6-4.