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A Message from the Coach Welcome to JMU women’s tennis! It has been my privilege to be the head coach of the Dukes for the past 36 years. My longevity is a testament to the wonderful administration and student-athletes with whom I have had the pleasure to work. Our program has been improving yearly since becoming a fully funded program in 2010. We expect JMU to become a dominant force in the CAA as well as the NCAA Atlantic Region through the hard work and commitment of both players and staff. At JMU we are seeking prospective players who have their best years of tennis ahead of them. Our state of the art Athletic Performance Center, and an atmosphere of learning both on and off the court, combined with a competitive Division I schedule, will allow players to achieve their desired goals. This is our tradition and we hope to continue attracting the fine caliber of student-athletes as we have in the past. It would be my pleasure to speak to you at any time about our women’s program and how you may become a JMU Duke. Until that time I remain,

2012 Fall Schedule For the most up-to-date schedule, please visit JMUSports.com

September 14-15

October 5-7 12-14 19-23

at Liberty Invitational, Lynchburg, Va. at William & Mary Invitational, Williamsburg, Va. at Navy Invitational, Annapolis, Md. at ITA Atlantic Regional, Blacksburg, Va.

Schedule subject to change

Sincerely yours,

Maria Malerba

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2012-13 Women’s Tennis Team (top l to r): Cara Wirth, Taylor Pinchoff; (middle l to r): Jacqueline Palmucci, Ruxandra Andriescu; bottom (l to r): Michelle Nguyen, Katherine Bulling, Megan Douglass 2012-13 JMU Tennis - 3


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Katherine Bulling

Senior Loveland, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy • Returning No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles player • Won Flight 2 Doubles title with Cara Wirth at Liberty Fall Classic in fall 2012 • VaSID Academic All-State as a junior • Gary ’81 & Fredericka (Cookie) McCollum Female ScholarAthlete of the Year as a junior • Second Team All-CAA singles player as a sophomore • ITA Scholar Athlete as a freshman, sophomore and junior • President’s List as a freshman, sophomore and junior • Published research, “A Schism in the South: The Formation of Slave Religion,” in Appalachian State’s May 2012 issue of History Matters: An Undergraduate Journal of Historical Research • Double major in history and English • Exceptional on-court demeanor • Strong work ethic • Unflappable

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Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2009-10 7 4 5 4 2010-11 5 6 2 8 2011-12 3 2 2 4 Career 15 12 9 16

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 7 9 4 10 14 5 10 8 12 5 11 7 33 19 25 25

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 14 13 9 14 19 11 12 16 15 7 13 11 48 31 34 41


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Megan Douglass

Senior Wilton, Conn./St. Luke’s • Returning No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles player • 2012 Team MVP • Determined and relentless on the court • Very coachable • Pre-physical therapy major in exercise science • Gives a new meaning to the word empathetic

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Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Career

Singles Doubles W L W L 2 5 2 4 6 4 8 3 3 3 4 3 11 12 14 10

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 10 5 8 7 10 7 9 4 14 5 8 5 34 17 25 16

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 10 10 11 16 11 17 7 17 8 12 8 45 29 39 26


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Michelle Nguyen

Senior Springfield, Va./South County • Returning No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles player • Won Flight A Doubles title with Taylor Pinchoff at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational in fall 2012 • Advanced to “round-of-32” in doubles bracket of ITA Atlantic Regionals with Taylor Pinchoff in fall 2012 • Most improved player • Received Coaches Award in 2011 • Great athlete with a wicked lefty serve • Dean’s list student as a junior • Hospitality management major • Unique game style fits her one-of-a-kind personality

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Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 Career

Singles Doubles W L W L 9 2 6 2 6 3 4 3 0 0 2 1 15 5 12 6

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 9 7 9 5 11 7 9 9 9 5 8 11 29 19 26 25

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 18 9 15 7 17 10 13 12 9 5 10 12 44 24 38 31


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Ruxandra Andriescu

Junior Brampton, Ontario/Turner Fenton • Returning No. 7 singles and No. 3 doubles player • Won Flight B Singles title at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational in fall 2012 • Won Flight 3 Doubles title with Jacqueline Palmucci at Liberty Fall Classic in fall 2012 • ITA Scholar-Athlete as a freshman • President’s List Fall 2010 & Dean’s List Spring 2011 • Team captain (2011-12, 2012-13) • SAAC treasurer • Pre-Med major in biology • Fastest player on the team • Unique sense of humor along with a prolonged reaction to jokes!

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Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2010-11 2011-12 Career

Singles Doubles W L W L 2 8 1 7 3 2 3 3 5 10 4 10

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 10 4 10 6 8 3 10 6 18 7 20 12

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 12 11 13 11 5 13 9 23 17 24 22


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Jacqueline Palmucci

Junior Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail • Returning No. 2 singles player • Won Flight 2 Singles title at Liberty Fall Classic in fall 2012 • Won Flight 3 Doubles title with Ruxandra Andriescu at Liberty Fall Classic in fall 2012 • All-CAA Third Team for singles competition in 2012 • Ranked as high as 106th nationally by the ITA • Undefeated fall season and 15-2 spring dual-match record as a freshman • Voted team’s Most Valuable Player in 2011 • Received 2012 Coaches Award • Dean’s list in spring 2011 • Team captain (2011-12, 2012-13) • Business management major • Enjoys fashion so obviously loves to shop! • Loves to play practical jokes on her teammates

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Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2010-11 2011-12 Career

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 0 6 4 4 4 2 1 16 4 8 5

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 15 2 11 4 11 6 8 11 26 8 19 15

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 27 2 17 8 15 10 10 12 42 12 27 20


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Taylor Pinchoff

Sophomore Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield • Returning No. 4 singles and No. 1 doubles player • Won Flight A Singles title at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational in fall 2012 • Won Flight A Doubles title with Michelle Nguyen at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational in fall 2012 • Advanced to “round-of-32” in singles bracket of ITA Atlantic Regionals in fall 2012 • Advanced to “round-of-32” in doubles bracket of ITA Atlantic Regionals with Michelle Nguyen in fall 2012 • All-CAA Third Team for doubles in 2012 • Justice studies major • Loves to cook and bake • Dry sense of humor and great story teller

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Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2011-12 4 1 5 3 Career 4 1 5 3

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 10 4 14 6 10 4 14 6

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 14 5 19 9 14 5 19 9


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Cara Wirth

Freshman Reading, Pa./Wilson • Won Flight D Singles title, her first collegiate singles title, at Navy Blue & Gold Invitational in fall 2012 • Won Flight 2 Doubles title, her first collegiate doubles title, with Katherine Bulling at Liberty Fall Classic in fall 2012 • Four-time singles and doubles conference champion from Wilson H.S. in West Lawn, Pa. • Two-time state quarterfinalist and qualified for states all four years • Third generation ranked Middle States Tennis Association member • Pre-physical therapy major in biology • Great instincts in doubles play • Loves playing on a team

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coaching staff

Maria Malerba

Head Coach • 37th year at JMU • Surpassed 400-win plateau on March 26, 2011 at Longwood and has a 415-275 (.601) career coaching record • Three individual players garnered AllCAA honors in 2012—one All-CAA Second Team for singles, one All-CAA Third Team for singles and two All-CAA Third Team for doubles competition • United States Tennis Association 1997 and 2003 Virginia Coach of the Year • 1989-90 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year • Coached three NCAA national qualifiers (1986, 1987, 2000) • Team recognized as ITA All-Academic in 1997, ’98, ’99. ’00, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, and ’10 • Coached 28 ITA Scholar Athletes • Received bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from William & Mary • Earned master’s degree in kinesiology from James Madison • Loves Star Trek and antiques

Candynce Boney Assistant Coach • Second year at JMU • Two-time First Team All-Atlantic 10 at UMass • A-10 Rookie of the Year in 2008 • Won singles state title in Nevada as a senior in high school (64-0) and doubles title as a freshman • Played for Team Agassi from age 10 until completion of high school in Las Vegas • Obsessed with Tweety Bird and Michael Jackson

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Tradition

Kelly Maxwell • 2010 ITA Scholar-Athlete

Barrett Donner • 2008 ITA Scholar-Athlete

Chris Gillies • 1987 & 1988 CAA Player of the Year • NCAA Qualifier • CAA 25th Anniversary Team

Lauren Graham • 2007 Finalist JMU ScholarAthlete of the Year • Two-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2006 and 2007)

Ashley Reyher • 2006 JMU Female ScholarAthlete of the Year • 2002-03 ITA Scholar-Athlete

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Tradition

Kristin Nordstrom • 2005-06 ITA Scholar-Athlete

Rebecca Vanderelst • Three-time ITA Scholar-Athlete (2003-05) • 2004 and 2005 Finalist, JMU Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Terry Gaskil • NCAA Qualifier

Team received ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award (April 2010)

Kristin Nimitz • 2008 Third Team All-CAA doubles • 2010 ITA Scholar-Athlete

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Sarah Granson • 1999-2000 and 2000-01 ITA Scholar-Athlete


CAA

Tory Schroeder

• 1994 CAA Rookie of the Year • 1997 All-CAA Team, Singles and Doubles • ITA National Arthur Ashe Winner • Eastern Region Sportsmanship Winner

Leah DeMasters & Rebecca Erickson • 2009 Third Team All-CAA doubles

Katherine Bulling • 2010 Second Team All-CAA singles player • 2010, 2011 and 2012 ITA Scholar Athlete • 2012 VaSID Academic AllState

Kinsey Pate & Taylor Pinchoff

Kinsey Pate • 2012 Second Team All-CAA singles player • 2010, 2011 Two-time Third Team All-CAA singles player

• 2012 Third Team AllCAA doubles

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CAA The CAA extends from Boston in the north to Atlanta in the south.

Maria Malerba • 1990 CAA Coach of the Year

Lauren Dalton • 2001 Second Team All-CAA singles • 2001 Second Team All-CAA doubles • 1999, 2000 First Team All-CAA doubles

Jacqueline Palmucci • 2012 All-CAA Third Team singles player

Sheri Puppo Margie Zesinger • 2002, 03, 04 Second Team All-CAA

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• 2000, 2001 Second Team AllCAA singles • 2001 Second Team All-CAA doubles • 1998, 1999 First Team All-CAA singles • 1999, 2000 First Team All-CAA doubles


This is JMU

This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,800 students may choose from 109 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 15/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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• U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public, master’s-level universities for the 17th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2012 ranked JMU 28th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine in 2012 ranked JMU’s College of Business 12th nationally among business schools at public universities and 32nd among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 75 “Best Value” public universities in the 2012 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. A Great College Town

Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s high-tech, educational world.

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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more then 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge

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(above, l to r) Jacqueline Palmucci, Cara Wirth and Taylor Pinchoff take advantage of the open study room at the APC

(above, l to r) Katherine Bulling and Taylor Pinchoff hit the books in a small group study room at the APC

(left) Cara Wirth utilizes the state-of-the-art computer lab in the APC

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Alise Svihla Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Services Team Academic Advisor Virginia Tech ‘05

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strength & conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists

Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91

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sportsxx medicinE • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-athletes • Staff includes 20 board-certified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowship-trained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of student-athletes

Jessalyn Stone Team Athletic Trainer Kansas State University ‘11

Nell Morgan Team Athletic Trainer Grand Valley State University ‘05

Tom Kuster, ATC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician

Dr. Mark Miller Team Orthopedic Surgeon

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sport psychology • The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) is committed to addressing the unique challenges that face student-athletes at JMU. • The CSDC provides a supportive environment to empower student-athletes to achieve personal, academic and athletic goals in the context of individual and/or group counseling. • Staff includes two full-time professionals with doctorates specifically tailored towards sports psychology.

Dr. Robert Harmison Director

Dr. Challace McMillin

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Tennis info

Office Location: Godwin Hall 318 Telephone: (540) 568-6527 Fax: (540) 568-3901 Mailing Address: Women’s Tennis James Madison University 261 Bluestone Drive, MSC 2301 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (For overnight delivery, add Godwin 318 to address) Head Coach Maria Malerba, William and Mary ’76 James Madison, MS ’78 E-mail: malerbma@jmu.edu Phone: (540) 568-6527 Assistant Coach Candynce Boney, Massachusetts ’11 E-mail: boneycd@jmu.edu Phone: (540) 568-5326 Administrative Assistant Michelle Carter: (540) 568-6692 Athletics Communications Devon Howard E-mail: howardbd@jmu.edu Telephone: (540) 568-3701

Directions & Maps

A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at www.jmu.edu/ map. For directions visit JMUSports.com and click on Facilities.

Credits:

Template Design: Grant Hawkins Design, McKinney, Texas Design: Teresa Craig Photography: Cathy Kushner, Diane Elliott, Melinda Westhoff, Tommy Thompson, Virginia Convention and Vistors Bureau and others

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne Athletics Director

Geoff Polglase Deputy Athletics Director

Casey Carter Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Brian Frerking Associate AD, Development

Jen Phillips

Kevin White

Associate AD, Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator

Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Ty Phillips

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

Assistant AD, Facilities & Events



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