Women's Tennis Drops Opening Match of Conference Play
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Women's Tennis Drops Opening Match of Conference Play

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.-  Mason's women's tennis began Colonial Athletic Association action yesterday against James Madison at the Greenbriar. The Dukes swept the Patriots 5-0, winning the only doubles match of the day as well as all four singles matches. The teams played five matches due to a electrical issues at the facility.

The Mason pair of senior Kiersten Pappas and freshman Erdenesuren Erdenebat was unable to stop the Dukes' Cara Wirth and Katherine Bulling, falling 8-4 in the only doubles match of the day.

James Madison earned all four possible points in the singles matches. The Duke's Taylor Pinchoff defeated the Patriot's freshman Brittany Pilkington at the top singles position in two sets by a score of 6-2 and 6-3.

The Patriots return to action Sunday, February 3 against Navy in Annapolis, Md.



#1 Cara Wirth/Katherine Bulling (JMU) def. Kiersten Pappas/Erdenesuren Erdenebat (Mason), 8-4



#1 Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) def. Brittany Pilkington (Mason) 6-2, 6-3

#2 Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Maya Hicks (Mason) 6-1, 6-1

#3 Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) def. Ashley Delaney (Mason) 6-2, 6-1

#4 Michelle Nguyen (JMU) def. Ekaterina Desiatnikova (Mason) 6-0, 6-1

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