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Cross-town Rivals Meet on Wednesday




April 2, 2013

Match Notes

PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh tennis team (8-8) will square off with Duquesne (5-9) on Wednesday afternoon at the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center. First serve is set for 1:30 p.m.

As both teams share the Alpha Tennis and Fitness Center, Duquesne will be the designated home team and the Panthers will be the away team. The Panthers defeated the Dukes last season 4-3.

PANTHERS LOOK TO REBOUND:

Coming off back-to-back losses to Marshall and No. 38 VCU, the Panthers look to win their final three matches of the regular-season before heading to Tampa for the Big East Tournament. Prior to this two match skid, Pitt had won four matches in a row; it's longest streak since the 2007-08 campaign.

Despite the rough stretch in Huntington, Taylor Washington notched a singles win against Marshall in No. 1 singles action. Washington defeated Dominika Zaprazna in straight sets, 6-4-6-3, for Pitt's lone victory of the day. Washington is 9-7 in singles this season.  

COMING DOWN THE STRETCH:

Following the match with Duquesne, the Panthers will honor their seniors against Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers are 2-2 in Big East action this season and the Bearcats represent the final conference foe for Pitt before the league tournament on April 18-20. The Panthers will end the regular-season on April 10th against Carnegie Mellon.

Fans can receive updates of the match by following @PittTennis on Twitter.