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Junior Cami Moreno transferred from Pitt after the tennis program was discontinued and now plays at the University of South Alabama.

Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor October 24, 2019
When Pitt athletics discontinued varsity women’s tennis, the program’s three underclassmen were given little more than a week to pick up the pieces, prepare for the season and determine their next move. Now, they’re adjusting to life after Pitt.
Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer congratulate each other after their historic singles championship match at Wimbledon on Sunday. Djokovic prevailed, 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12, to win his fifth championship.

Federer falls short in Wimbledon epic

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer July 16, 2019
Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer put on a Masterclass in Sunday’s Wimbledon epic, but it wasn’t enough to beat his rival Novak Djokovic, even though Federer was the superior player throughout most of the match.
Alison Riske of the United States plays a backhand in her Ladies' Singles fourth round match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia during day seven of Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 8 in London.

Pittsburgher beats world no. 1 at Wimbledon, falls to Serena Williams

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer July 9, 2019
Against all expectations, Pittsburgh native Alison Riske had 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams on the brink of defeat in their Tuesday quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Dominic Thiem of Austria during their final match on Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the French Open tennis tournament at Roland Garros Stadium in Paris.

No, Nadal won’t beat Federer at Wimbledon

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer June 25, 2019
No man has ever beaten Rafael Nadal in a French Open final. And after he secured an unprecedented 12th title on the Parisian red clay two weeks ago, it’s hard to believe anyone ever will.
 Australia's Casey Dellacqua returns the ball to USA's Venus Williams during the Sony Open tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida, on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Women’s tennis leads the field on coming out

By Neena Hagen, Senior Staff Writer June 11, 2019
Women's tennis players were way ahead of the curve when it came to coming out.
Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer April 15, 2019
Some of Pitt’s teams didn’t earn their desired end result, but the weekend still provided standout moments across Panther athletics.
Senior gymnast Brittany West earned a 9.750 on beam at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship on Friday.

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

By Alexa Marzina, Staff Writer April 8, 2019
Despite the hype for Pitt athletics to reveal the new team uniforms in “retro” colors Sunday, the Panthers didn’t have a great weekend — only the track team provided top finishes.
Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer April 1, 2019
While Brad Pitt’s acting has been perfect in all 71 movies he’s been in, the Panthers’ weekend had far more mixed results.
First-year Abby Edwards pitched against Ohio University during a March 19 game. This past weekend, the Panthers lost all three of their games against Virginia Tech.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, softball suffer sweeps

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 25, 2019
While the sun came out for the first time in a long time, it was a bleak, dark weekend for Pitt athletics.
Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi, pictured here against North Carolina on Feb. 2, won his match against Duke on Friday.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling rolls, softball stumbles

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer February 18, 2019
The Panthers didn’t fare so well on the diamond — the baseball and softball teams went a combined 1-7 in their respective tournaments over the weekend.
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