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Pitt tennis falls to Notre Dame in ACC Tournament

Senior Amber Washington lost 6-4 in her double's match with junior Callie Frey on Wednesday. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

After a winless regular season in the ACC, the Pitt women’s tennis team was knocked out of the conference tournament and concluded its season with a first-round loss to Notre Dame. The No.15 Panthers (3-16, 0-14 ACC) simply couldn’t keep up with the No. 10 Fighting Irish (17-8, 7-6 ACC) on Wednesday in...

Pitt tennis remains winless in ACC

Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 17, 2017

The struggling Pitt tennis team, which hasn't won a team match since March 11, went into this weekend completely winless in the ACC. That didn't change over Easter weekend as the Panthers (3-14, 0-13 ACC) lost at home Friday against the No. 40 Virginia Cavaliers and Sunday to the No. 45 Miami Hurricane...

Pitt tennis trounced at Louisville, 6-1

Pitt sophomore Natsumi Okamoto dropped a 6-2, 6-4 decision in the No. 6 singles spot Saturday at Louisville. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

After finding early season success at home, the Pitt tennis team has now dropped two straight matches on the road. The Panthers squared off against the No. 49 Louisville Cardinals Saturday and suffered a one-sided 6-1 defeat in Louisville, Kentucky. Pitt sophomores Gabriela Rezende and Natsumi ...

Pitt tennis served up loss to Penn State, 4-3

Sophomore Gabriela Rezende won her match at Penn State Sunday afternoon in straight sets. Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2017

The Panthers were one match away from winning, but the hosting Penn State Nittany Lions came away with a victory over the Pitt women’s tennis team Sunday afternoon, 4-3. “Unfortunately, today we weren't able to get the outcome we were looking for, but we left the courts with no regrets in terms o...

Pitt tennis racks up pair of resounding wins to start 2017 season

Senior Amber Washington won all four of her matches at the Vartabedian Invite in Harmarville, Pennsylvania. Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

January 17, 2017

Coming off its most successful season in four years, the Pitt women’s tennis team built off that momentum with an emphatic performance in its 2017 season-opening meet. Last season, the Panthers claimed their first-ever ACC win and finished with seven victories total — the most since their 2012 ...

Pitt falls in first round of ACC Tournament

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By Ryan Reichardt / Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

Pitt women’s tennis struggled to put up a fight against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first round of the ACC Women’s Tennis Tournament. Pitt traveled down to Cary, North Carolina, to face off against No. 57 Notre Dame, suffering an early exit in the ACC tournament.. After defeating Pitt, No...

Foreign freshman acing American adjustment

Gabriela Rezende| Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

Pitt tennis coach Alex Santos has a simple recruiting philosophy: He wants the best tennis players, regardless of where they come from. This philosophy took him to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Brazil and Spain to find his recruiting class, which now consists of first-years Natsumi Okamoto, Carina Ma, Gabriela Re...

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