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April 20, 2012

TAMPA, Fla.-Due to lightning, the 2012 Big East Championship match between the University of Pittsburgh women's tennis team and St. John's has been suspended and will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 at USF's Varsity Courts.

With the score tied at 3-3, junior Gabrielle Catanzariti and Diamond Adams of St. John's will continue their match in No. 2 singles tomorrow morning. Both have won one set a piece.

The contest began with the Red Storm winning the doubles point. However, freshman Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman were dominate in an 8-1 victory in the No. 3 slot. The duo improved to 17-6 on the year.

Later in No. 5 singles, M. Wickman gave the Panthers their first point of the match when she captured a pair of 6-0 sets to earn her 14th win of the season.

Next, sophomore Kimmy Borza tied the contest at 2-2, as she claimed her 16th singles victory of the year in the No. 6 spot. Borza posted scores of 6-2, 6-1.

In No. 3 singles, sophomore Taylor Washington gave Pitt a short-lived 3-2 advantage. Washington recorded her 22nd singles win of the year and her seventh consecutive straight-set victory with scores of 6-2, 6-4.

St. John's answered with a victory in No. 4 singles to tie the match at 3-3.

1 Nevena Selakovic (STJ) def. Jocelyn Lu (Pitt) 6-1, 6-2
2 Diamond Adams (STJ) vs. Gabrielle Catanzariti (Pitt)
3 Taylor Washington (Pitt) def. Joanna Zwirbulis (STJ) 6-2, 6-4
4 Nakita Austin (STJ) def. Amanda Wickman (Pitt) 6-1, 7-5
5 Molly Wickman (Pitt) def. Ece Firat (STJ) 6-0, 6-0
6 Kimmy Borza (Pitt) def. Terri Thomas (STJ) 6-2, 6-1

1 Nevena Selakovic/Diamond Adams (STJ) def. Jocelyn Lu/Taylor Washington (Pitt) 8-6*
2 Ece Firat/Joanna Zwirbulis (STJ) def. Gabrielle Catanzariti/Kimmy Borza (Pitt) 8-3
3 Amanda Wickman/Molly Wickman (Pitt) def. Nakita Austin/Terri Thomas (STJ) 8-1

Big East Women's Tennis Action Halted Due to Lightning

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