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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 35 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

2012 Schedule September -11 9 16-18

October 4-16 1 21-25

January 28 29

February 11 12 18 25

March

6 7 9 13 16 18 23 25 30 31

April 5 12 14 15 19-22

at Tribe Invitational, Williamsburg, Va. at Liberty Fall Tournament, Lynchburg, Va. at Navy Blue and Gold Invitational, Annapolis, Md. at ITA Atlantic Regional, Norfolk, Va. vs. Georgetown, Greenbrier, W.Va. . . . . . . . . . . Noon vs. Appalachian State, Greenbrier, W.Va.. . . . 10 a.m. vs. Norfolk State, Norfolk, Va.. . . . . . . . . . . . 1:30 p.m. at Old Dominion, Norfolk, Va.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. at Washington and Lee, Lexington, Va. . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at George Washington, Washington, D.C.. . . . . 1 p.m.

vs. Toledo, Orlando, Fla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. vs. Ball State, Orlando, Fla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. vs. Evansville, Orlando, Fla.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. HOWARD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. RADFORD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. ST. FRANCIS (PA.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. CALIFORNIA (PA.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 p.m. LONGWOOD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. vs. Delaware, Norfolk, Va.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. vs. UNC Wilmington, Norfolk, Va.. . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. LIBERTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. at Richmond, Richmond, Va.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2:30 p.m. at George Mason, Fairfax, Va.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Towson, Towson, Md. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. at CAA Championship, Norfolk, Va.

Home matches in BOLD Colonial Athletic Association matches in italics All matches played in Norfolk this year hosted by Old Dominion Schedule subject to change

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2011-12 Women’s Tennis Team Front row (l-r): Jacqueline Palmucci, Kinsey Pate, Megan Douglass, Ruxandra Andriescu Back row (l-r): Michelle Nguyen, Katherine Bulling, Leah DeMasters, Taylor Pinchoff 2011 JMU Tennis - 3

athletes

Leah DeMasters

Senior Lititz, Pa./Manheim Township • Back in action after shoulder surgery • 2010-11 team captain and SAAC President • Third team All-CAA doubles as a freshman • Voted team’s Most Valuable Player as a freshman • Best singles record on the team (15-6) as a freshman • Media arts and design major • Is always on a mission

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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2008-09 3 2 4 5 2009-10 3 5 3 4 2010-11 1 1 2 5 Career 7 8 9 14

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 4 10 7 - - - - 0 1 8 3 12 5 18 10

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 15 6 14 12 3 5 3 4 1 2 10 8 19 13 27 24

athletes

Kinsey Pate

Senior Matthews, N.C./Butler • Returning No. 1 singles and doubles player • Third Team All-CAA singles player as a sophomore and junior • Voted team’s Most Valuable Player and received Coaches Award as a sophomore • Mentally tough, never-say-die attitude on the court • Game is bigger than it looks • Always has a story

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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2008-09 7 4 2 5 2009-10 3 2 7 3 2010-11 4 6 1 7 Career 14 12 10 15

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 11 8 7 11 10 5 4 10 10 9 9 9 31 22 20 30

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 18 12 9 16 13 7 11 13 14 15 10 16 45 34 30 45

athletes

Katherine Bulling

Junior Loveland, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy • Returning No. 5 singles and No. 2 doubles player • Second Team All-CAA singles player as a freshman • Exceptional on-court demeanor • Strong work ethic • ITA Scholar-Athlete as a freshman and sophomore • President’s List as a freshman and sophomore • Double major in history and English • Unflappable

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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2009-10 7 4 5 4 2010-11 5 6 2 8 Career 12 10 7 12

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 7 9 4 10 14 5 10 8 21 14 14 18

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 14 13 9 14 19 11 12 16 33 24 21 30

athletes

Megan Douglass

Junior Wilton, Conn./St. Luke’s • Returning No. 4 singles and No. 3 doubles player • Determined and relentless on the court • Very coachable • Exercise science major • Gives a new meaning to the word empathetic

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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

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

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 10 5 8 7 10 7 9 4 20 12 17 11

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 10 10 11 16 11 17 7 28 21 27 18

athletes

Michelle Nguyen

Junior Springfield, Va./South County • Returning No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles player • Most improved player • Received Coaches Award as a sophmore • Great athlete with a wicked lefty serve • Sports management major • Unique game style fits her one-of-a-kind personality

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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2009-10 9 2 6 2 2010-11 6 3 4 3 Career 15 5 10 5

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 9 7 9 5 11 7 9 9 20 14 18 14

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 18 9 15 7 17 10 13 12 35 19 28 19

athletes

Ruxandra Andriescu

Sophomore Brampton, Ontario/Turner Fenton • Returning No. 6 singles and No. 2 doubles player • ITA Scholar-Athlete as a freshman • President’s List Fall 2010 & Dean’s List Spring 2011 • 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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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

2010-11 Career

Singles Doubles W L W L 2 8 1 7 2 8 1 7

SPRING

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

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 12 12 11 13 12 12 11 13

athletes

Jacqueline Palmucci

Sophomore Aurora, Colo./Cherokee Trail • Ranked as high as 106th nationally last year by the ITA • Undefeated fall season and 15-2 spring dual-match record in singles as a freshman • Voted team’s Most Valuable Player as a freshman • Dean’s List in spring 2011 • Accounting major • Enjoys fashion so obviously loves to shop! • Loves to play practical jokes on her teammates

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athletes

Career Statistics YEAR FALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 2010-11 12 0 6 4 Career 12 0 6 4

SPRING

Singles Doubles W L W L 15 2 11 4 15 2 11 4

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OVERALL

Singles Doubles W L W L 27 2 17 8 27 2 17 8

athletes

Taylor Pinchoff

Freshman Sylvan Lake, Mich./West Bloomfield • Four Star Tennis recruit as listed on tennisrecruiting.net • Ranked fourth in the state of Michigan, 10th amongst all graduating seniors nationally and 29th in the Midwest region for 18 & under girls • U.S. National Championships qualifier as a freshman at West Bloomfield • Two-time All-State • Led West Bloomfield to a third-place finish (best finish in school history) at state tournament as a freshman • Dry sense of humor and great story teller

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coaching staff

Maria Malerba

Head Coach • 36th year at JMU • Surpassed 400-win plateau on March 26, 2011 at Longwood and has a 403-269 (.600) career coaching record • 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 AllAcademic in 1997, ’98, ’99. ’00, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’06, and ‘10 • Coached 27 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 • First 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 ITA ScholarAthlete • 2010 Second Team All-CAA singles

Ruxandra Andriescu

Kinsey Pate • 2010 and 2011 Third Team All-CAA singles

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• 2011 ITA ScholarAthlete

CAA

Maria Malerba • 1990 CAA Coach of the Year

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

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

Sheri Puppo Margie Zesinger • 2002, 03, 04 Second Team AllCAA

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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 19,000 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 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 2011 ranked JMU 19th 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 magazine in 2011 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 28th 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 was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 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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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 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

Lee Rowland Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Iowa State ‘05

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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 (boardcertified 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 studentathletes

Brittany Vorndran Team Athletic Trainer Bridgewater State University ’10

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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plecker center • 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

Chris Brooks E-mail: brookscp@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

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Brian Frerking

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Associate AD, Development

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications


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