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Dukes Win Four Flight Titles on Final Day of Navy Blue & Gold Invitational
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/14/2012

HARRISONBURG, Va. - The James Madison women's tennis team tallied three singles championships and a doubles championship on the final day of play at the Navy Blue & Gold Invitational.  JMU went 4-2 on day three in Annapolis, Md., giving them a 22-7 record on the weekend.

Sophomore Taylor Pinchoff (Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield) and senior Michelle Nguyen (Springfield, Va./South County) won the doubles A Flight championship on Sunday 8-4 over Pitt's Amanda Wickman and Molly Wickman.  Pinchoff added a second flight title to her name when she defeated Long Island's Sanne Louwers 6-1, 6-4 in the singles A Flight championship match.

In the singles B Flight championship, junior Ruxandra Andriescu (Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Turner Fenton) won the title over Navy's Logan Antill with a two-match shutout. 

Rounding out the day for the Dukes was freshman Cara Wirth (Reading, Pa./Wilson) taking the singles D Flight championship against Pitt's Kimmy Borza.  Wirth battled for a 7-6(3) win in set one before falling 4-6 in set two.  She won a decisive third match 10-5 to take the title.

JMU finishes out its fall tournament season next weekend at the ITA Atlantic Regionals in Blacksburg, Va.  Hosted by Virginia Tech, match-play is set to begin on Friday, October 19.


Singles (Day 03)

A (Championship): Taylor Pinchoff def. Sanne Louwers (LIU) 6-1, 6-4

A (Back draw Finals): Erin Snook (Navy) def. Katherine Bulling 7-5, 6-3

B (Championship): Ruxandra Andriescu def. Logan Antill (Navy) 6-0, 6-0

D (Championship): Cara Wirth def. Kimmy Borza (Pitt) 7-6(3), 4-6, 10-5


Doubles (Day 03)

A (Championship): Pinchoff/Nguyen def. Wickman/Wickman (Pitt), 8-4

B (Championship): Lu/Washington (Pitt) def. Palmucci/Andriescu, 8-6

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