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Tennis transfers settle into new homes after Pitt

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

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.

Federer falls short in Wimbledon epic

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

No, Nadal won’t beat Federer 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.

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.

Women’s tennis leads the field on coming out

 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.

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.

Weekend Sports: West K’s 12 at Cost Field

Redshirt junior Derek West (46) struck out 12 Wake Forest batters in 6.0 frames.

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.

Weekend Sports: Track team paces Pitt athletics

Senior gymnast Brittany West earned a 9.750 on beam at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Championship on Friday.

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.

Weekend Sports: Pitt track goes for gold

Senior first baseman Gabrielle Fredericks (pictured) and junior catcher Walker Barbee recorded the lone Panthers’ RBIs on the day.

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.

Weekend Sports: Baseball, softball suffer sweeps

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.

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.

Weekend Sports: Wrestling rolls, softball stumbles

Redshirt freshman Micky Phillippi, pictured here against North Carolina on Feb. 2, won his match against Duke on Friday.

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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