April 18, 2014
PITTSBURGH - The Pitt tennis team (4-13, 0-13 ACC) concludes its regular season Friday evening at home against No. 70-ranked NC State at 5 p.m. at Alpha Tennis and Fitness. Prior to the match, Pitt's three seniors will be recognized for Senior Day.
"We are looking forward to our last home match," said head coach Alex Santos. "I feel that the girls are eager for more tennis and excited to get on the court. We are as close as we have ever been to be a complete team. We understand that NC State is a great team and that they will be ready to play. We will face adversity on every single court and our willingness to sacrifice and give a little more of ourselves will be the determining factor in the outcome.
"It's a bittersweet moment with it being Kimmy, Jocelyn and Taylor's Senior Day," continued Santos. "But they will be accomplishing even bigger and better things in the near future. We will miss them and it will be impossible to replace their collective intelligence, passion and athleticism."
The NC State squad is hoping to break out of its nine-match losing streak when they come to Pitt on Friday evening. The Wolfpack's last victory came in a 6-1 win over 62nd-ranked Winthrop on March 6. They sit at 7-12 overall and are 1-11 in ACC play. The Wolfpack concluded their home season last weekend, recognizing seniors Joelle Kissell and Christy Sipes. Head coach Hans Olsen is in his 15th season at the helm.
Pitt will wrap up its season next week at its first ACC Tournament in Cary, N.C. The Panthers will play on Wednesday at noon, but have yet to find out who they will be playing.