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Katherine Bulling is the CAA women's tennis Co-Player of the Week for March 19.Courtesy: JMUSports.com
Bulling Honored as CAA Women’s Tennis Co-Player of the Week
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:03/19/2013

RICHMOND, Va., March 19, 2013 - Senior Katherine Bulling (Loveland, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) was honored as the women's tennis Co-Player of the Week by the Colonial Athletic Association Tuesday afternoon, her first of the season and the second week in a row a James Madison women's tennis player has earned the honor.

Bulling notched a three-set victory over Georgetown's Sophie Panerese at the No. 4 singles position on March 15 to help the Dukes win 5-2 over the Hoyas.  Bulling jumped out to a one-set lead following a 6-4 victory, but Panerese knotted the match when she grabbed a 6-4 win of her own in set two.  In the decisive set three, Bulling dropped Panerese 6-3 to take the point and win her fourth straight match.  She is now 7-1 in single duals this spring.

In doubles competition, Bulling paired with freshman Cara Wirth (Reading, Pa./Wilson) to clinch the doubles point for JMU against Georgetown.  The duo defeated Liz Hamlin and Madeline Jaeger 8-5 at the No. 2 position.  Last week, Wirth was named the CAA women's tennis Co-Player of the Week.

JMU returns to the courts March 23 for the first home match of the season.  The Dukes play UMBC at 2 p.m. this coming Saturday.

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