Women's Tennis falls 6-3 to visiting Keuka

Stephanie Krall

The Pitt-Bradford women’s tennis team suffered a 6-3 defeat to visiting Keuka on Sunday afternoon at the Kessel Athletic Complex. The Panthers played a 10-game pro set.

Pitt-Bradford (4-8, 3-5) opened the match with its top doubles team, Stephanie Krall and Jamie VanAlstine, losing 9-7. Emily Fowkes and Constance Cui kept it close before also being defeated 9-7. The Panthers final doubles team, Sara James and Amy Thomas, suffered an 8-1 defeat.

In singles play, Fowkes retired in the first game due to an undisclosed injury. Krall defeated Nikki Wilkins 10-6 in game two to keep the Panthers hopes alive. In game three, VanAlstine went toe-to-toe with Sarah Schneider of Keuka for the entire set. She finally put the game away and earned the victory with a final score of 10-10 (8).

Down 4-2 heading into game four, Cui was outmatched and lost 10-5. James lost 10-8 in game five and Thomas defeated Savannah Fuller 10-5 in game six to equal the final score.

The Panthers will begin preparations for AMCC Preliminaries that take place on Saturday, Oct. 12.