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April 27, 2012

PITTSBURGH—Head women’s tennis coach George Dieffenbach named sophomore Taylor Washington and freshman Amanda Wickman the Co-Most Valuable Players for the 2011-12 season.

Playing in the No. 3 slot, Washington led the Panthers with 22 singles wins on the year. As a result, she moved into ninth place on the single-season wins list. Washington registered her 22nd singles victory against St. John’s during the 2012 Big East Championship. That triumph was her seventh consecutive straight-set win. Previously, Washington won five consecutive matches from Feb 3-12.

Washington teamed with sophomore Jocelyn Lu at the No. 1 doubles position. The duo recorded 11 victories, while claiming a string of four consecutive wins in February. On the year, Washington tallied 33 victories in her first season as a starter and boasts 43 total in her career.

Wickman accumulated 30 victories during her freshman campaign. Alongside her twin sister Molly Wickman, she compiled a 17-6 doubles record, including two five-match win streaks.

Wickman was competitive in No. 4 singles, as well. She posted 14 wins, including the deciding point in a 4-3 victory against city rival Duquesne.

Pitt (10-10) claimed its fourth Big East Championship berth in the past five seasons. The squad returns 10 members next fall, while seniors Minh Evans and Melissa Bostwick both graduate this April.

Washington and Wickman Named Co-Most Valuable Players

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