Women's Tennis |
Feb. 23, 2012
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati women's tennis team welcomes BIG EAST foes Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Connecticut this weekend in a three-match homestand in the Western Tennis and Fitness Club.
The Bearcats begin the homestand on Friday, Feb. 24, at 5 p.m. when they take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. Pittsburgh (4-3) enters the match having lost a 4-3 heartbreaker to the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Freshman Molly Wickman pushed NJIT's Carolina Zanotta to three sets before falling 1-6, 6-2 and 7-5.
On Saturday, Feb. 25, at 4 p.m. the Bearcats will face-off against West Virginia. The Mountaineers (2-6) return to action after being dropped by the Marquette Golden Eagles in a 6-1 decision. This loss ended a two-match winning streak by WVU in which they escaped with 4-3 decisions against both George Washington and Connecticut. The Mountaineers are led by Veronica Cardenas, who carries a 4-4 overall singles play record with a 2-1 BIG EAST singles play record.
The homestand will conclude on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 10 a.m. when the Bearcats battle the Connecticut Huskies. The Huskies are reeling after four-straight losses to begin their spring season. The latest defeat was a 4-3 heartbreaking loss to West Virginia in which Lucy Nutting fell to WVU's Veronica Cardena 6-1 in a tiebreaking third set.
Cincinnati looks to rebound after a 7-0 defeat against Akron. Ashleigh Witte leads the Bearcats with a 3-6 singles play record. The duo of Witte and Jasmine Lee account for two of the three doubles play wins of the season for UC.
The Western Tennis and Fitness Club is located at 5490 Muddy Creek Road (Directions). Admission is free. Follow along with live stats here.