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Pitt Tennis Heads Back on the Road; Faces Binghamton, Syracuse

Junior Taylor Washington

Junior Taylor Washington

Feb. 14, 2013

Match Notes

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh women's tennis team (3-2) heads back on the road for two matches to be played at Drumlins Country Club this weekend in Syracuse, N.Y. The Panthers square off with Binghamton on Saturday and Big East foe Syracuse on Sunday. First serve for both matches is at 10 a.m.  

RECAPPING LAST WEEKEND:
Pitt is coming off of a successful weekend at home where the Panthers defeated the Bucknell Bison 6-1 for their second-consecutive victory. The Panthers won the doubles point and also earned singles victories on courts one, three, four, five, and six. 

Pitt's back end of the lineup finished their singles matches first, and together Molly Wickman, Amanda Wickman and Kimmy Borza dropped only five games total to their opponents.

The Panthers were scheduled to play St. John's last Saturday, but SJU's flight was canceled due to the Northeastern blizzard Nemo.    

PITT CONTINUES TO SHINE IN DOUBLES:
Doubles continues to be a major strength for the Pitt team. The Panthers have won the doubles point in every match this season. The pairings of Amanda and Molly Wickman, along with the duo of Gabrielle Catanzariti and Kimmy Borza are both undefeated in doubles play. Pitt looks to improve on their 5-0 doubles point record this weekend.  

SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS:
Binghamton enters the match with a 2-3 record following a 5-2 victory over Seton Hall. Earlier in the season, the Bearcats suffered a 7-0 loss to Dartmouth and also 6-1 defeats by both Army and Boston. 

Syracuse is on two match win streak after defeating both Navy and WVU by a score of 6-1 at home. The Orange now has a 2-5 record after dropping their first matches of the season to USC, USF, Georgia Tech, Georgia State and Boston College. Syracuse defeated the Panthers 7-0 last season.

LOOKING AHEAD:
Pitt will open another four match home stand after this weekend road trip. Two of those matches will be Big East contests against Villanova and Rutgers.