WILMINGTON, N.C. – After dropping a hard-fought match yesterday to UNCW, the College of Charleston women’s tennis team got back on track with a quality 5-2 CAA win over James Madison today at the UNCW Tennis Complex.
“It was a great match today,” College of Charleston Director of Tennis Angelo Anastopoulo said. “I’m proud of the way that the rest of the team stepped up with our two top singles players out sick. We had players take on leadership roles today and really shine to help us pull off a quality win over a very talented JMU team.”
CofC came out hot in doubles when the junior-senior duo of Samantha Maddox (Lexington, Ky.) and Jamie Harrell (Charleston, S.C.) took down Cara Wirth and Rachel Nelson of JMU 8-5 on Court 3. The junior-sophomore tandem of Jenny Falcone (Davidson, N.C.) and Katherine Schofield (Franklin, Tenn.) followed suit on Court 1 when they took down Taylor Pinchoff and Alex Huie 8-6 on Court 1 to clinch the doubles point.
In singles, Falcone claimed the first Cougar victory when she dispatched Emily Bradshaw of the Dukes 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 4 position. Next, Maddox knocked off Huie 7-6, 6-2 in the No. 2 slot to bring the match score to 3-2 in favor of the College. Finally, junior Grace Baker sealed the match for the Cougars when she took care of Ruxadra Andriescu 6-4, 7-6 on Court 5.
The Cougars will now head back to Charleston for a week of classes before they host former Southern Conference foe Wofford at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 11 for CofC’s Senior Day.
Tennis Match Results
James Madison vs. College of Charleston
April 5, 2014 at UNCW Tennis Complex
College of Charleston 5, JMU 2
1. Mara Argyriou (CofC) def. Taylor Pinchoff (JMU) 6-7, 6-0
2. Samantha Maddox (CofC) def. Alex Huie (JMU) 7-6, 6-2
3. Rachel Nelson (JMU) def. Katherine Schofield (CofC) 6-3, 6-2
4. Jenny Falcone (CofC) def. Emily Bradshaw (JMU) 6-1, 6-2
5. Grace Baker (CofC) def. Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) 6-4, 7-6
6. Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Thai Thompson (CofC) 6-0, 6-0
1. Jenny Falcone-Katherine Schofield (CofC) def. Taylor Pinchoff-Alex Huie (JMU) 8-6
2. Kelly Kambourelis-Mara Argyriou (CofC) def. Jacqueline Palmucci-Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) 7-6.
3. Samantha Maddox-Jamie Harrell (CofC) def. Cara Wirth-Rachel Nelson (JMU) 8-5
College of Charleston: 15-7 (4-1 CAA)
JMU: 10-4 (2-2 CAA)