April 17, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. – The University of Pittsburgh tennis team (9-10, 2-3) is set to face Georgetown (14-6, 3-3) in the first round of the Big East Tournament hosted by USF on Thursday morning at 9 a.m. The Panthers earned the 10 seed in the tournament while the Hoyas are the seven seed.
The winner of this match will take on the winner of No. 2 USF vs. No. 15 Villanova.
PITT AND GEORGETOWN ROUND TWO:
The contest between the two schools will be a rematch from a February 2nd match in which Georgetown came out victorious 5-2. Pitt won the doubles point with victories on court two and three, while Molly Wickman was the only Panthers to win in singles. Wickman was triumphant on court six 6-3, 6-0 over Liz Hamlin.
RECAPPING THE REGULAR-SEASON:
The Panthers finished the regular-season campaign with an overall record of 9-10 and 2-3 in conference. Their signature win came against conference foe Rutgers, winning a 4-3 decision in mid-March. That win was the start of a four-match winning streak which was Pitt’s longest since the 2007-08 campaign. The win over Rutgers was also its first in program history.
Amanda Wickman led the Panthers in singles with a 15-4 overall record. She played the majority of her matches from the No. 4 position, and also saw some time at five and six. The Wickman twins also played every doubles match together this season and held a 12-7 record. Amanda Wickman’s 27 victories is a team-high.
Kimmy Borza led the Panthers in doubles. The junior had a team-best 13-6 mark while playing alongside three different partners, including an 8-1 mark with partner Gabrielle Catanzariti, but Catanzariti suffered a season-ending injury. Since then, Borza has played doubles with Taylor Washington and Karma Parbhu.
Fans can stay up to date with the events in Tampa by visiting the Big East Championship Central Page. Updates will also be available by following @PittTennis on Twitter.