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Weekend sports: Panthers provide weak performances

Junior catcher Cole Maclaren (43) puts the ball in play at Sunday afternoon’s 6-5 loss to Duke. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Jon Shaiken | Staff Writer

March 26, 2018

Basketball season may be officially over for Pitt, but it was still a packed weekend for athletics, as four teams took the stage with varied results. Gymnastics saw strong individual performances once again and softball swept their series. Baseball had a mixed bag against a ranked Duke, and tenn...

Few bright spots for Panthers in cloudy sports weekend

Senior Desiree Garland earned Pitt’s first ACC women’s indoor track and field gold medal in the 400m dash at the ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships Saturday. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

As winter sports athletes are attempting to close out their seasons, the spring sports are just getting started. And while some members of the track and field team set personal bests and both baseball and softball hit the diamond with winning weekends, both Panthers basketball squads and the tennis ...

Weekend sports: Baseball opens season, wrestling tries to pack the Pete

Senior Dom Forys grapples with his opponent during Pitt’s 28-9 victory over Virginia Friday night. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Stephen Cuddy | Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

It was a quiet weekend on upper campus as Pitt sports traveled across the states to take on new and familiar foes. While many students stayed in Oakland this weekend, the baseball team travelled to Florida to compete against Oakland University. And while Pittsburgh experienced some snow, baseball and s...

Preview: Panther softball, tennis prepare for spring through exhibition

Softball players cheer on their teammate at a Sept. 23 game against Saint Francis University. (Photo by Issi Glatts / Staff Photographer)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

The Panther softball and tennis teams have been preparing for the spring season through fall exhibition play, both while working through major hang-ups from last season. Winning only seven combined games in the ACC, the two teams are looking for big turnarounds this year. After bursting out of the g...

Pitt falls in first round of ACC Tournament

Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics

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...

After sectionals win, club tennis has eyes on nationals

After sectionals win, club tennis has eyes on nationals

By Ashley Drwal / Staff Writer

November 19, 2014

For the first time in the club’s history, Pitt’s Club Tennis team qualified for the National Championship in Cary, N.C., this upcoming April.In the USTA Tennis on Campus Middle States Sectional Championships, Pitt was able to defeat the University of Pennsylvania in the quarterfinals, Penn State’s seco...

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