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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 37 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-athlete 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, Sincerely yours,

Maria Malerba

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Ruxandra Andriescu

Senior Brampton, Ontario, Canada (Turner Fenton) • In 2012-13: No. 3 singles player, No. 3 doubles player • All-CAA Third Team singles • CAA Doubles Team of the Week, 3/26/13, with Megan Douglass • ITA Scholar-Athlete as a freshman • President’s List Fall 2010, Dean’s List Spring 2011, Dean’s List Fall 2012 • Team captain (2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14) • SAAC president, 2013-14 • SAAC treasurer, 2012-13 • Pre-Med major in Biology • Unique sense of humor along with a prolonged reaction to jokes!

2013 Fall Tournament Titles • Liberty Fall Classic (Sept. 13-14): Flight ‘7’ Singles Champion

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Career

SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 2 7 1 6 10 5 10 7 3 2 3 3 8 3 10 6 8 2 8 2 9 8 12 3 6 2 6 3 19 13 18 14 27 16 32 16

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 12 11 13 11 5 13 9 17 10 20 5 6 2 6 3 46 29 50 30

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Jacqueline Palmucci

Senior Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail • In 2012-13: No. 2 singles player, No. 3 doubles player • All-CAA Third Team for singles competition in 2012, 2013 • Ranked as high as 106th nationally by the ITA • Undefeated fall season and 15-2 spring dualmatch record as a freshman • Voted team’s Most Valuable Player in 2011 • Received 2012 Coaches Award • Dean’s list in spring 2011,2013 • Team captain (2011-12, 2012-13) • Business management major • Enjoys fashion so obviously loves to shop! • Loves to play practical jokes on her teammates

2013 Fall Tournament Titles • Navy Blue & Gold Invitational (Oct. 11-13): Flight ‘B’ Doubles Champion with Rachel Nelson

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Career

SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 11 0 5 4 16 2 12 4 4 4 3 3 11 6 5 1 5 4 8 2 10 7 11 2 5 5 6 4 25 13 22 13 37 15 28 7

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 27 2 17 8 15 10 8 4 15 11 19 4 5 5 6 4 62 28 50 20

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Sarah Khan

Redshirt Junior Islamabad, Pakistan/Overseas Pakistani Foundation College (New Mexico) • In 2012-13: No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles player for the University of New Mexico • Ranked No. 1 women’s single in Pakistan • Represented Pakistan in the 2011 Fed Cup • Tallied over 60 national titles (Ladies’ and Under-18), including her first at age 14 • Majoring in communication studies • In perpetual motion – wears you out just watching her!

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 2012-13* 3 4 4 3 8 10 7 11 2013-14 7 3 3 4 Career 10 7 7 7 8 10 7 11 (*at New Mexico)

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 11 14 11 14 7 3 3 4 18 17 14 18

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Taylor Pinchoff

Junior Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield • In 2012-13: No. 1 singles player, No. 1 doubles player • Became the first JMU women’s tennis player to earn All-CAA First Team honors in both singles and doubles (2013) • All-CAA Third Team for doubles in 2012 • CAA Player of the Week, 4/16/13; CAA Doubles Team of the Week, 2/19/13 & 4/2/13, with Michelle Nguyen • Dean’s List Fall 2012 • Justice studies major with a minor in criminal justice • Loves to cook and bake • Dry sense of humor and great story teller

2013 Fall Tournament Titles • Liberty Fall Classic (Sept. 13-14): Flight ‘1’ Doubles Champion with Alex Huie • Navy Blue & Gold Invitational (Oct. 11-13): Flight ‘A’ Doubles Champion with Alex Huie

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 Career

SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 4 1 5 3 10 4 14 6 9 2 8 3 9 9 14 3 4 4 9 3 17 7 22 9 19 13 28 9

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 14 5 19 9 18 11 22 6 4 4 9 3 36 20 50 18

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Cara Wirth

Sophomore Reading, Pa./Wilson • In 2012-2013: No. 5 singles, No. 2 doubles • All-CAA Second Team doubles in 2013 • CAA Co-Player of the Week, 3/13/13 • Pre-physical therapy major in health sciences • Great instincts in doubles play • Loves playing on a team

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 2012-13 6 2 6 2 12 4 12 6 2013-14 7 2 3 2 Career 13 4 9 4 12 4 12 6

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 18 6 18 8 7 2 3 2 25 8 21 10

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Emily Bradshaw

Freshman Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/Blyth Academy • Finalist in doubles play at the 30th All-Canadian Junior Championships (ITF) • Quarterfinalist at the Under-18 Outdoor Canadian Rogers Junior National Championships in 2012 • Finished in sixth place at Outdoor Under-18 Provincial Championships in singles play 2011 • Placed in the top-12 of the Under-18 Indoor Canadian Rogers Junior National Championships in 2012 • Health sciences major • Fastest player on the team • Very, very dry sense of humor

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

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SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 6 2 3 4 6 2 3 4

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 6 2 3 4 6 2 3 4

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Alex Huie

Freshman Woodlands, Texas/Woodlands • Undefeated in district play 2009-2012 at both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles • 2012 Texas High School Class 5A Doubles finalist • 2012 Team MVP • Woodlands Team Captain • Media arts and design major • Very creative voice imitator – makes jokes that much funnier

2013 Fall Tournament Titles • Liberty Fall Classic (Sept. 13-14): Flight ‘1’ Doubles Champion with Taylor Pinchoff • Navy Blue & Gold Invitational (Oct. 11-13): Flight ‘A’ Doubles Champion with Taylor Pinchoff

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

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SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 4 5 9 3 4 5 9 3

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 4 5 9 3 4 5 9 3

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Rachel Nelson

Freshman Big Prairie, Ohio/West Holmes • Three-time Ohio Cardinal Conference champion and Player of the Year • 2012 Division 2 State Singles Champion • Three-time Southeast Sectional singles champion (2011, 2012, 2013) • Three-time Southeast District singles champion (2011, 2012, 2013) • Four-time team MVP • English major • Knees bend in a weird way on certain shots, but it works for her!

2013 Fall Tournament Titles • Liberty Fall Classic (Sept. 13-14): Flight ‘4’ Singles Champion • Navy Blue & Gold Invitational (Oct. 11-13): Flight ‘B’ Doubles Champion with Jacqueline Palmucci

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

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SPRING

Singles Doubles Singles Doubles W L W L W L W L 9 2 7 3 9 2 7 3

OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 9 2 7 3 9 2 7 3

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ATHLETE

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HOMETOWN (PREV. SCHOOL)

Ruxandra Andriescu

Senior

Brampton, Ontario, Canada/Turner Fenton

Emily Bradshaw

Freshman

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/Blyth Academy

Alexandra Huie

Freshman

Woodlands, Texas/Woodlands

Sarah Khan RS Junior Islamabad, Pakistan/Overseas Pakistani Foundation College (New Mexico) Rachel Nelson

Freshman

Big Prairie, Ohio/West Holmes

Jacqueline Palmucci

Senior

Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail

Taylor Pinchoff

Junior

Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield

Cara Wirth

Sophomore

Reading, Pa./Wilson High School

Head Coach: Maria Malerba (William & Mary ’76) – 37th season Assistant Coach: Candynce Boney (Massachusetts ’11) – 3rd season

2013-14 Women’s Tennis Team Top Row (L to R): Rachel Nelson, Cara Wirth, Sarah Khan, Emily Bradshaw. Bottom: Taylor Pinchoff, Jacqueline Palmucci, Ruxandra Andriescu, Alex Huie.

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coaching staff

Maria Malerba

Head Coach • 38th year at JMU • Surpassed 400-win plateau on March 26, 2011 at Longwood and has a 415-275 (.601) career coaching record • Advanced to the CAA Tournament Semifinals in 2013 for the first time since 2003 • Led 2012-13 squad to eight All-CAA honors for six athletes • In 2013, the JMU Scholar-Athlete of the Year was a women’s tennis player, Katherine Bulling • United State 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 • Third 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 • 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 for both singles and doubles • CAA 25th Anniversary Team

Lauren Graham Ashley Reyher • 2006 JMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year • 2002-06 ITA Scholar Athlete

Team received ITA National Team Sportsmanship Award (April 2010)

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• 2007 finalist for JMU Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Two-time ITA Scholar Athlete (2006, 2007)


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Rebecca Vanderelst Kristin Nordstrom • 2005-06 ITA Scholar Athlete

• Three-time ITA Scholar Athlete (2003-05) • 2005 & 2005 finalist for JMU Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Terry Gaskil • NCAA Qualifier in singles

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

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

Katherine Bulling • 2013 All-CAA Second Team doubles, All-CAA Third Team singles; 2010 Second Team All-CAA singles player • 2012 and 2013 JMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year • 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ITA Scholar Athlete 2012-13 2013-14JMU JMUTennis Tennis- 23 - 23


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

Ruxandra Andriescu • 2013 All-CAA Third Team singles

Taylor Pinchoff & Michelle Nguyen

Kinsey Pate

• 2013 All-CAA First Team doubles

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

Taylor Pinchoff Kinsey Pate & Taylor Pinchoff • 2012 Third Team All-CAA doubles

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• 2013 All-CAA First Team singles


caa The CAA extends from Boston in the north to Charleston in the south. Maria Malerba • 1990 CAA Coach of the Year

Lauren Dalton • Two-time First Team All-CAA doubles player (1999, 2000) • 2001 Second Team All-CAA singles and doubles player • Ranked as high as 23rd nationally

Jacqueline Palmucci • 2012, 2013 All-CAA Third Team singles

Sheri Puppo • Two-time First Team All-CAA singles player (1998, 1999) • Two-time First Team All-CAA doubles player (1999, 2000) • Two-time Second Team All-CAA singles player (2000, 2001) • Second Team All-CAA doubles player in 2001 • Ranked as high as 23rd nationally

Margie Zesinger • Three-time Second Team All-CAA (2002, 2003, 2004)

Katherine Bulling • 2010 Second Team All-CAA singles player • 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 ITA Scholar Athlete • 2012 VaSID Academic All-State 2012-13 2013-14JMU JMUTennis Tennis- 25 - 25


This is JMU This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 148 buildings on 721 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,927 students may choose from 115 degree programs in eight colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Studies, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, 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: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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this is jmu • 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 2013 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 29th 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 than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge

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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

Christian Carter Senior Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Wisconsin ‘06

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sports 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

Jackie Leonard

Team Athletic Trainer

Associate Athletic Trainer

Kansas State ‘11

MS, ATC, CSCS, CES North Carolina ‘00

Tom Kuster, ATC

Dr. Kent Diduch

Dr. Mark Miller

Team Physician

Team Orthopedic Surgeon

Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

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tennis information

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 Diane Lawson: (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:

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

David Biancamano

Brian Frerking

Associate AD, Development

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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