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Women’s Tennis Falls at No. 30 William & Mary

March 7, 2015

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Navy women’s tennis team (8-6) fell on the road to #30 William & Mary (10-2), 7-0, on Saturday afternoon. Navy suffered its third straight defeat after opening the spring season at 8-3.

Currently ranked 30th in the ITA national rankings, William & Mary is the highest-ranked opponent Navy has ever faced in its six-year history as a varsity program.

The nationally 48th-ranked doubles team of Leeza Nemchinov and Jeltje Loomans defeated Navy’s Summer Ralston and Claudia Mackenize at the No. 1 position, 6-2. The Tribe also picked up doubles wins at the No. 2 and No. 3 slots to win the doubles point.

Nemchinov, who is ranked 44th in the nation as a singles player, defeated Navy’s Sam Droop at the No. 1 position, 6-1, 7-6 (9-7).

Freshman Kristine Rojo pushed her match at No. 6 singles against Cecily Wuenscher to a third-set tiebreak. Rojo won the first set, 7-6 (7-4), and then Wuenscher won the second set, 7-5. Wuenscher then won the third-set tiebreaker at 10-8.

William & Mary won in straight sets at the No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 singles positions.

Navy will return to action tomorrow (Sunday) by hosting a doubleheader at the Tose Family Tennis Center in the Brigade Sports Complex. The Mids will host Marist at 9:00 AM and Towson at 2:00 PM.

#30 William & Mary defeats Navy, 7-0Doubles - William & Mary wins the doubles point, 3-0 No. 1 #48 Leeza Nemchinov / Jeltje Loomans (W) def. Summer Ralston / Claudia Mackenzie (N), 6-2No. 2 Olivia Thaler / Maria Groener (W) def. Noelle Kaufmann / Kristine Rojo (N), 6-1No. 3 Melanie Roy / Julia Casselbury (W) def. Logan Antill / Amanda Keller (N), 6-2

SinglesNo. 1 #44 Leeza Nemchinov (W) def. Sam Droop (N), 6-1, 7-6 (9-7)No. 2 Jeltje Loomans (W) def. Logan Antill (N), 6-1, 6-1No. 3 Olivia Thaler (W) def. Katie Porter (N), 7-6 (7-0), 6-1No. 4 Melanie Roy (W) def. Amanda Keller (N), 6-1, 6-0No. 5 Maria Groener (W) def. Audrey Channell (N), 6-0, 6-0No. 6 Cecily Wuenscher (W) def. Kristine Rojo (N), 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 1-0 (10-8)

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