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Panthers to Host Robert Morris on Saturday




Feb. 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH -

Match Notes

Pitt's tennis team (2-0) returns to action on Saturday at 5 p.m. when they host cross-town rival Robert Morris (1-3) at Alpha Tennis and Fitness.

"I feel that one of the biggest accomplishments you can achieve in college is transforming the `me' mentality, that we as tennis players grew up with, to a `we' mentality," said head coach Alex Santos. "This group of girls understands that each player is important and that as a whole they can conquer bigger and better things than they can individually. With that understanding comes a sense of accountability and an overall desire to practice and compete as hard as we possibly can.

"Saturday we are playing a tough team in Robert Morris and we have to be ready to play aggressive tennis while at the same time be willing to play awesome defense. Time always seems to move more quickly in-season and we are happy that we are making the most out of our preparation time."

The Panthers are coming off a 5-2 win over Youngstown State on Feb. 7 and the Colonials fell 6-1 in their most recent match -- a decision at home against Niagara.

Pitt plays all of its home matches at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness facility in Harmarville, Pa. Admission is free to the public.