March 22, 2013
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Currently riding a three match win streak that included victories over Rutgers, Savannah State and Coastal Carolina, the University of Pittsburgh women’s tennis team (7-6) will take on Robert Morris (1-14) this Saturday afternoon. First serve at the Robert Morris Outdoor Facility in Moon, Pa. is set for 1:30 p.m.
The Panthers defeated both Savannah State and Coastal Carolina on the road during Pitt’s spring break trip to South Carolina and Georgia. Pitt blanked Savannah State 7-0 and followed that triumph with a convincing 5-2 win over Coastal Carolina the following day. Kimmy Borza, Karma Parbhu and Amanda Wickman won all four of their matches during the two match ups. Borza collected a pair of straight set singles victories while Parbhu and Wickman captured impressive three-set wins against Coastal Carolina. The doubles tandems of Borza/Parbhu and Amanda Wickman/Molly Wickman secured the doubles point in both matches.
Amanda Wickman enters this weekend’s match with a team-best 12-1 record in singles play this spring. Wickman claimed the deciding match for the Panthers to defeat Rutgers in a dramatic three set battle. She has also seen singles victories against Big East foes Georgetown and Villanova.
Robert Morris holds a 1-14 dual match record this season. The Colonials are coming off of a trip to Orlando, Fla. where they dropped four matches against South Dakota (5-2), Bethune-Cookman (6-1), Gonzaga (7-0) and Creighton (7-0). The Colonials’ Carolina Mourao Teixeira at number one singles and Samantha Alves at number three singles both picked up singles victories against South Dakota. Dounia Zinbi captured the lone point for Robert Morris with a singles win against Bethune-Cookman at number four singles.
Following this weekend, the Panthers hit the road to take on Marshall and No. 43 VCU. Pitt finishes their regular season with five of six matches on the road.