UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond women’s tennis team battled the James Madison Dukes but fell 5-2 Wednesday afternoon at the Westhampton Tennis Courts.
“James Madison is a very strong team,” commented Richmond head coach Mark Wesselink. “I thought we competed very well. Anna raised her game to another level today as she got a come-from-behind win today at the No. 1 spot. We are definitely setting ourselves up to finish the season strong as we head into A-10s in two weeks.”
Senior Elizabeth Sims picked up the first point for the Spiders, a 6-1, 6-1 victory on court four to start the singles portion of the day. Then, sophomore Anna Abadias Morales capped off the afternoon, battling to the end for a come-from-behind victory on court one.
Morales rallied with JMU’s top player, Taylor Pinchoff, in the first set, coming on top of a 7-5 win, before falling 4-6 in the second and then raced out to a 7-2 tie breaker that eventually secured the victory, 10-7.
The Spiders will hit the road for non-conference match up at Liberty Friday, April 11 at 2 p.m.
Tennis Match Results
Richmond vs. James Madison
April 9, 2014 at Westhampton Tennis Courts
James Madison 5, Richmond 2
1. Taylor Pinchoff/Alex Huie (JMU) def. Anna Abadias Morales/Melissa Kandinata (RICH), 8-1
2. Brittany Boys/Katya Salas (RICH) def. Jacqueline Palmucci/Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU), 8-3
3. Cara Wirth/Sarah Khan (JMU) def. Denny Lamachia/Elizabeth Sims (RICH), 8-5
Order of Finish: 2, 1, 3
1. Anna Abadias Morales (RICH) def. Taylor Pinchoff (JMU), 7-5, 4-6 (10-7)
2. Alex Huie (JMU) def. Brittany Boys (RICH), 6-1, 6-4
3. Rachel Nelson (JMU) def. Melissa Kandinata (RICH), 6-4, 6-2
4. Elizabeth Sims (RICH) def. Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU), 6-1, 6-1
5. Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Denny Lamachia (RICH), 6-1, 6-2
6. Emily Bradshaw (JMU) def. Katya Salas (RICH), 6-2, 6-4
Order of Finish: 4, 2, 5, 3, 6, 1