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Ruxandra Andriescu won the Flight '3' Doubles title with partner JacquelineCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Comm
Women's Tennis Finishes Strong at Liberty Fall Classic
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:09/15/2012

HARRISONBURG, Va. - James Madison women's tennis finished strong on day two at the Liberty Fall Classic as it collected six flight titles in Lynchburg on Saturday.

Junior Jacqueline Palmucci ( Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail) won the Flight '2' singles title after downing Longwood's Malin Allgurin 6-0, 6-2 and Appalachian State's Jennifer Ansari 6-3, 6-0. She also won the Flight '3' doubles title alongside junior Ruxandra Andriescu (Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Turner Fenton), taking the final match 8-3 against Liberty's Jessie Boda and Cameron Richard. Andriescu saw her own singles success in the Flight '6' consolation bracket following shutouts against Jackie Gaine (CNU) and Rebecca Graff (NSU).

The senior/freshman duo of Katherine Bulling (Loveland, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy) and Cara Wirth (Reading, Pa./Wilson) notched a second doubles title for the Dukes in Flight '3' doubles.  Bulling and Wirth defeated Longwood's Malin Allgurin and Sarah Moomau, 8-5.

In singles action, Wirth won her semifinal match after battling back against Appalachian State's Mackenzie Lasure, but fell to Jessica Thaggard (ASU) in the Flight '5' singles finals.  Bulling took third in Flight '3' singles following a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Radford's Taylor Fay

Sophomore Taylor Pinchoff (Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield) took home the Flight '1' singles consolation title after defeating Virginia Tech's Carol Kahoun 6-3, 6-2.  Senior Megan Douglass (Wilton, Conn./St. Luke's) rounded out the day with the Flight '4' singles consolation title following her 6-2, 6-0 victory over Christopher Newport's Marion Glorr.

JMU takes a three-week hiatus from tournament play before heading to the William and Mary Invitational in Williamsburg, Va.  The three-day tournament begins on Friday, October 5. 

Doubles (Day Two)

FLIGHT 1 (finals): Ivanovic/Kahoun (VT) def. Nguyen/Pinchoff, 8-2

FLIGHT 2 (finals): Bulling/Wirth def. Allgurin/Moomau (Longwood), 8-5

FLIGHT 3 (finals): Andriescu/Palmucci def. Boda/Richard (Liberty), 8-3

FLIGHT 3 (third place): Hill/Parker (Longwood) def. Douglass/Graff (NSU), 8-5


Singles (Day Two)

FLIGHT 1: Taylor Pinchoff def. Laura Gutierrez (NSU) 6-1, 6-0 (consolation quarterfinals)

FLIGHT 1: Taylor Pinchoff has BYE (consolation semifinals)

FLIGHT 1: Taylor Pinchoff def. Carol Kahoun (VT) 6-3, 6-2 (consolation finals)

FLIGHT 2: Jacqueline Palmucci def. Malin Allgurin (Longwood) 6-0, 6-2 (semifinals)

FLIGHT 2: Jacqueline Palmucci def. Jennifer Ansari (ASU) 6-3, 6-0 (finals)

FLIGHT 3: Clare Cox (ASU) def. Katherine Bulling 6-1, 6-7, 1-0 (semifinals)

FLIGHT 3: Katherine Bulling def. Taylor Fay (RU) 6-2, 6-0 (third place)

FLIGHT 4: Megan Douglass def. Allison Michael (RU) 6-2, 6-1 (consolation quarterfinals)

FLIGHT 4: Megan Douglass has BYE (consolation semifinals)

FLIGHT 4: Megan Douglass def. Marion Glorr (CNU) 6-2, 6-0 (consolation finals)

FLIGHT 5: Cara Wirth def. Mackenzie Lasure (ASU) 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (semifinals)

FLIGHT 5: Jessica Thaggard (ASU) def. Cara Wirth 6-4, 6-2 (finals)

FLIGHT 6: Ruxandra Andriescu def. Jackie Gaine (CNU) 6-0, 6-0 (consolation quarterfinals)

FLIGHT 6: Ruxandra Andriescu has BYE (consolation semifinals)

FLIGHT 6: Ruxandra Andriescu def. Rebecca Graff (NSU) 6-0, 6-0 (consolation finals)

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