Feb. 7, 2013
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh women’s tennis team (2-2, 0-1) continues its home stand this weekend with matches against Bucknell and St. John’s at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center. The match with Bucknell is set for Friday afternoon at 2 p.m., while the contest with the Red Storm is on Saturday evening at 6 p.m.
For Saturday’s match against St. John’s, there will be a free shuttle for Pitt students leaving from Sutherland Hall. One bus will depart at 4:30 p.m., while another bus will run at 5:30 p.m. There will be one bus to take students home at the completion of the match.
RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND:
The Panthers split a pair of matches last weekend at home as Pitt suffered a 5-2 defeated to Georgetown, then rebounded to blank St. Bonaventure, 7-0.
Amanda Wickman OFF TO AN UNDEFEATED START:
Sophomore Amanda Wickman is off to a perfect start this season. She is 4-0 in doubles with her sister Molly Wickman, and is also 4-0 in singles as she has won all of her matches from court six. She has dominated her singles competition by winning every match in straight sets, and has not allowed an opponent to win more than three games in any set.
PITT CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN DOUBLES:
The Panthers have won the doubles point in every match this season and hold an overall doubles mark of 10-2. The Wickman sisters are 4-0 in second doubles, while Kimmy Borza and Gabrielle Catanzariti are a perfect 4-0 in third doubles.
A LOOK INTO THE WEEKEND SERIES:
This will be the 27th all-time meeting between Pitt and Bucknell and the series is locked at 13-13. The Panthers defeated the Bison last season by a score of 6-1. Pitt battles St. John’s for the 11th time in program history with SJU leading 7-3. Pitt fell to the Red Storm last season 6-1.
The Panthers hit the road next weekend with a match against Binghamton on Friday, followed by a Saturday morning tilt at Syracuse. Both matches will take place at Drumlins Country Club in Syracuse.
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