Bearcats Down Pittsburgh
Safiyya Ismail

Feb. 24, 2012


Complete Results

CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's tennis team picked up its first BIG EAST win of the seaon with a 6-1 decision against Pittsburgh on Friday evening at the Western Tennis and Fitness Club.

The Bearacats were able to take an early 1-0 lead by taking two out of the three doubles matches. The duo of Jasmine Lee and Ashleigh Witte dropped Jocelyn Lu and Taylor Washington, 8-5, while Safiyya Ismail and Kristina Georgieva defeated Pittsburgh's Gabrielle Catanzariti and Kimmy Borza with an 8-5 decision as well.

Multiple Bearcats won their singles matches in straight sets. Jasmine Lee dropped Jocelyn Lu 6-3, 6-2, with Ashleigh Witte topping Taylor Washington in a 6-4, 6-2 decision.  

Sierra Sullivan came away victorious against Amanda Wickman with a 6-4, 6-3 decision, while Safiyya Ismail dropped the Panthers' Molly Wickman 6-3, 7-6.

Kristina Georgieva came through with a win as well, this time in a tiebreaking third set. Georgieva took the first set against Gabrielle Catanziriti, 7-5, but came up short in the second set, falling in a 7-6 decision. The third set saw a quick lead that was never relinquished as Georgieva battled to a 10-5 decision which gave the Bearcats their sixth point of the evening.



Pittsburgh earned their lone point of the evening with a 6-2, 6-1 straight set victory by Kimmy Borza against Carly Wilson.  

Cincinnati continues their BIG EAST homestand tomorrow, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. when they face the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Western Tennis and Fitness Club.

The Western Tennis and Fitness Club is located at 5490 Muddy Creek Road (Directions). Admission is free. Follow along with live stats here