NORFOLK, Va., April 19, 2012 - In the first round of the 2012 Virginia 529 Colonial Athletic Association Women's Tennis Championships, James Madison downed George Mason 4-0 at the Folkes-Stevens Tennis Center on Thursday. The sixth-seeded Dukes now move on to the quarterfinal round to face No. 3 seed Georgia State, Friday, April 20 at 8:30 a.m.
JMU earned the doubles point with a pair of 8-1 victories as the Dukes' top team of Kinsey Pate (Matthews, N.C./Butler) and Taylor Pinchoff (Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield) defeated Ashley Delaney and Brooke Blackwell and the No. 2 duo of Michelle Nguyen (Springfield, Va./South County) and Katherine Bulling (Loveland, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) beat Liza Davis and Sara Novakovic.
The Dukes wrapped up the match with victories from the bottom three singles spots. Pinchoff downed Victoria Zalewski, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 4, Megan Douglass (Wilton, Conn./St.Luke's) topped Kate Desiatnikova, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 5 and Bulling beat Andrea Londen, 6-1, 6-0, at No. 6.
In Friday's quarterfinals, #3 Georgia State faces #6 James Madison at 8:30 a.m., #2 UNCW meets #7 Delaware at 11 a.m., #1 VCU takes on #8 Drexel at 1:30 p.m. and #4 William & Mary challenges #5 Old Dominion at 4 p.m.
#6 James Madison 4, #11 George Mason 0
#1 Kinsey Pate (JMU) vs. Ashley Delaney (Mason) - DNF, 6-2, 3-3
#2 Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) vs. Liza Davis (Mason) - DNF, 6-1, 3-1
#3 Michelle Nguyen (JMU) vs. Sara Novakovic (Mason) - DNF, 6-3, 5-2
#4 Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) d. Victoria Zalewski (Mason), 6-1, 6-0
#5 Megan Douglass (JMU) d. Kate Desiatnikova (Mason), 6-1, 6-0
#6 Katherine Bulling (JMU) d. Andrea Londen (Mason), 6-1, 6-0
#1 Pate/Pinchoff (JMU) d. Delaney/Brooke Blackwell (Mason), 8-1
#2 Nguyen/Bulling (JMU) d. Davis/Novakovic (Mason), 8-1
#3 Douglass/Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) vs. Desiatnikova/Londen (Mason) - DNF, 3-4
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