Women's Tennis rolls Pitt, 7-0, in final road match

Syracuse continued its hot play of late, demolishing Pittsburgh, 7-0 on the road. The win gave the Orange a 4-2 mark on their recent six-game road trip.

In its final road match of the 2011 season, the Syracuse women’s tennis team dominated the Pittsburgh Panthers, 7-0. The Orange finished the season 6-6 away from home, including going 4-2 over a difficult six game road trip.

In Friday’s match in Pittsburgh, the girls looked as sharp as they have all season. Senior Christina Tan dominated at fifth singles, winning 6-0, 6-1. Fellow senior Simone Kalhorn looked equally impressive at fourth singles, winning her matches 6-1, 6-1.

Friday’s win was Kalhorn’s 104th win during her career at SU. The senior was named Big East Player of the week during the week of March 30, amassing an 8-0 record during that week. Kalhorn, a psychology major, was also named a Scholar Athlete of the week earlier this month, an honor given to those gifted academically as well as athletically.

Kalhorn was paired with freshman Aleah Marrow at second doubles in Pittsburgh. The duo won a close match 9-8, outlasting the Panther pair. Marrow continued her hot streak in singles play as well, winning 6-1, 6-2. She has not lost a singles match since March 16th.

Power pair Emily Harman and Maddie Kobelt once again proved their strength in doubles, winning 8-1. The two were recently ranked No. 32 in the nation in doubles play.

Harman and Kobelt each won their respective singles matches as well. Kobelt, a freshman, struggled in the first set 4-6, but came back to control the second set 6-1 and then won the tiebreaker to secure the victory. Harman had an easier time, winning her first set 6-3 before her opponent retired, giving Harman the win.

The Orange will have some time to practice before the final match of the regular season. SU’s next match will be April 22 at 10:00 a.m. against Big East rival Connecticut. The Huskies are 5-9 on the season and have lost five of their past six matches.

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