Panthers Earn Spot In AMCC Championship Tournament, Land Two On All-Conference Teams

Panthers Earn Spot In AMCC Championship Tournament, Land Two On All-Conference Teams

Panthers Earn Spot In AMCC Championship Tournament

The Pitt-Bradford women's tennis team captured a 6-0 victory over D'Youville in its 2017 regular-season finale on a wet, misty evening on the outdoor courts at the Kessel Athletics Complex on Oct. 6, and with the win, the Panthers finished 3-5 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference action and earned the sixth playoff spot in the 2017 conference championship tournament.

As the No. 6 seed, the Panthers took on the No. 3 seeded Penn State-Behrend on Oct. 14. In the playoff defeat, the Panthers picked up a pair of wins, one in doubles and one in singles action.

In doubles, Rebecca Jordan and Aaliya Smith earned a convincing 8-4 win in the third position to put the Panthers on the board.

Ashley Stoltz claimed the second Panthers' victory with a 6-4, 6-2 win in the No. 4 singles spot.

Stoltz, Jordan Earn All-AMCC Honors

The AMCC named freshman Jessica Jordan and sophomore Ashley Stoltz of the Pitt-Bradford women's tennis program to its All-Conference Second Team. 

In her first collegiate season, Jordan gave the Panthers consistent production from the No. 6 singles spot. The St. Mary's Pa., native earned five singles wins, all of which against AMCC opponents.

Jordan's five total conference wins out of the No. 6 spot were the most in the AMCC at that position.

In doubles action, she played in the No. 2 spot, splitting time with Maya Bingaman and Katelyn Wells to pick up five total wins.

A two-time AMCC Player of the Week this season, Stoltz led the Panthers with nine singles wins and eight against conference opponents. Playing mostly out of the No. 4 spot, she posted the third-highest singles winning percentage of any player in the conference at .818 (9-2). 

The Bradford, Pa., native's eight AMCC singles wins is tied for the second most of any player in the conference, and her six conference No. 4 singles wins were also tied second-most in the AMCC at that spot. 

In doubles action, she teamed up with Alexa Holleran in the No. 1 spot all season. The duo earned five wins, four of which against AMCC opponents.

Jordan and Stoltz were instrumental in the Panthers claiming a berth in the 2017 AMCC Championship Tournament after missing the playoffs in 2016.

Coach Information:
Head Coach Susan Schenfield (Eight Years)
Phone: 814-362-5055