Feb. 21, 2014
The Pitt tennis team (3-0) opens up Atlantic Coast Conference action for the first time ever on Saturday when they travel to 47th-ranked Virginia Tech for an 11 a.m. match. The Panthers follow up the weekend with a trip to No. 50 Wake Forest on Sunday at noon.
“It’s a historical moment for Pitt Tennis to be playing in our first ever ACC match,” said head coach Alex Santos. “It’s a privilege to be part of one of the most competitive women’s tennis conferences in the country with seven teams currently in the top 25 in the country. When you are given something great in life you have to run with it, and competing regularly against programs that sit at the highest levels of collegiate tennis will allow us to become a better program. We understand the opportunity —responsibility relationship, and since day one we have been preparing as hard as we possibly can to be competitive and ultimately successful.
“Tomorrow we will be playing a highly ranked and experienced Virginia Tech team,” continued Santos. “Nothing less than our best tennis in every single position will allow us to have a chance to win the match. Everyone is excited to get on the road and to start our conference schedule.”
Virginia Tech enters the weekend with a 6-2 overall record, while Wake Forest sits at 7-0 on the year. The Hokies are currently ranked 47th in the nation and the top 50-ranked Demon Deacons are hot entering the weekend as they have recently defeated three top 100 teams.