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Pitt Tennis to Host Crosstown Rival Duquesne Saturday




March 14, 2014

PITTSBURGH -

Match Notes

The Pitt tennis team will host crosstown rival Duquesne on Saturday at 3 p.m. at Alpha Tennis and Fitness.

“I think we are playing our best tennis,” said head coach Alex Santos. “Tomorrow against Duquesne our goal is to come out with a lot of energy and intensity in doubles and to make sure we are dictating play. In singles we have been playing quality tennis but we definitely want more than that.

“We are still fighting to find that perfect day where we find that overall consistency across the line-up. All the ACC competition that we have faced thus far has made us stronger and given us a clear picture of our strengths and areas of improvement. Everyone is excited to get on the tennis court understanding that it will be a great opportunity to put our words into actions.”

Pitt sits at 3-5 overall, while the Dukes are 5-5. There will be no homecourt advantage for the Panthers, however, as Duquesne plays their home matches at Alpha as well.

This week Pitt freshman Audrey Ann Blakely earned the Panthers’ first-ever ranking as she entered the ITA singles rankings tied at No. 86 this week.

All home Pitt tennis matches are free and open to the public at Alpha Tennis and Fitness.