Women’s Tennis: Wildcats fall to Pitt, Hofstra

Alex Gallucci

Last weekend proved to be a difficult one on the courts for the women’s tennis team as it took on the Pittsburgh Panthers on March 28 and the Hofstra Pride on March 29.

In its third home match of the season, the Panthers swept all singles and doubles matches, although there were several close ones. In No. 2 singles, freshman Emily Urda lost 5-6, while the No. 2 doubles team of sophomore Courtney Reed and junior Daniella Phillis narrowly lost 6-8 in their match. The Panthers (8-6) defeated the Wildcats (6-10) by a final score of 7-0.

Returning to the courts, the Wildcats faced Hofstra the next day. Sophomores Carla Erskine and Phillis each had a close match in singles, both losing 5-7. However, none of the Wildcats’ singles players were able to win any of their matches. Phillis and Courtney Reed were the sole winners of the day, as they took the No. 2 doubles match 8-5. The Wildcats ultimately faced another 7-0 loss to the Pride (5-7).

The team will travel to Washington D.C. to face Georgetown tomorrow. — A.G.