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Women's Tennis to Face JMU in CAA Championships
Courtesy: George Mason Athletics
Release: 04/18/2012

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The George Mason women's tennis team will take on JMU Thursday at the CAA Championships held at Old Dominion in Norfolk, Va.

The Patriots were 13-11 overall on the season, however they fell to JMU here in Fairfax in the teams' only meeting this season by a 7-0 decision.  If Mason were to prevail against the Dukes, they would go on to face the No. 3 seed, Georgia State.

William and Mary will look to defend their 2011 title, as they come in at the No. 4 seed.  The Tribe have won three of the last five titles.  VCU holds the No. 1 overall seed followed by UNCW as the No. 2 seed.

Brooke Blackwell led the way for the Patriots this season, as she notched 13 singles wins, playing mostly out of the No. 3 and No. 4 positions respectively.  Despite battling injury most of the season, Kiersten Pappas proved to be very effective when in the Patriots' lineup, posting an 8-2 singles record.

Underclassmen also held their own this season, as Kate Desiatnikova and Tori Zalewski each posted double-digit singles win totals on the year.  Desiatnikova finished with a record of 11-10 overall, while Zalewski compiled a 10-9 campaign.  Despite a plethora of injuries during the season, the Patriots have shown relience all year, and will look to continue that trend in the CAA Championships.

 


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