Feb. 2, 2013
Despite getting off to an early lead, the Panthers (1-2) lost their second match of the season to the Georgetown Hoyas (2-1) with a score of 5-2.
Pitt won the doubles point early to capture a 1-0 lead. The third doubles duo of Kimmy Borza and Gabrielle Catanzariti finished first with a convincing 8-4 victory over Georgetown's Liz Hamlin and Taylor Perz. Amanda and Molly Wickman clinched the doubles point shortly after with another 8-4 score over Madeline Jaeger and Sophie Panarese. The Panthers have seized the doubles point in every match they have played this season.
Singles play proved to be more difficult for Pitt as Amanda Wickman's 6-3, 6-0 victory over Liz Hamlin at the number six spot was Pitt's only other win of the day.
Several other Pitt players competed in close matches, included Gabrielle Catanzariti who lost a tough 7-6 (5), 3-6, 6-3 battle full of momentum shifts against Madeline Jaeger at the number three spot.
At the number four spot, Molly Wickman also fell short in three sets, dropping a hard fought 3-6, 7-6 (3), 3-3 (3) contest against Sophie Panarese. Because it was the last match to finish, the third set was cut to an early tiebreaker when the Hoyas clinched the overall match with four singles victories at the one, two, three and five singles spots.
The Panthers quickly return to action tomorrow against St. Bonaventure. The match will be played at the Alpha Fitness and Tennis Center at 2 p.m.