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Women's Tennis Closes Out the 20th Annual Tribe Invite
Updated: Saturday 10/07/2012 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The William and Mary women's tennis team closed out play at the 20th annual Tribe Invitational on Sunday at the McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center. Weather in Williamsburg forced the final day indoors, and the Green and Gold closed out competition with a trio of singles wins.

Junior Maria Belaya wrapped up the Tribe Invite at 2-1 in singles competition, winning the third-place match in the Megan Moulton-Levy. Belaya improved to 4-3 overall on the season with a dominating 6-1, 6-2 victory over Penn's Stephanie Do.

A pair of matches on Sunday pitted Tribe teammates against one another. In the fifth-place match of Kristine Kurth Singles Flight, senior Nina Vulovich evened her singles ledger at 4-4 with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over sophomore teammate Sydney Smith. In the fifth-place match of the Lauren Nikolaus Singles Flight it was junior Hope Johnson getting the better of freshman teammate Leeza Nemchinov in three sets, 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (5). Johnson upped her season mark to 4-3 with the victory.

VCU's Olga Terteac won the Megan Moulton-Levy Singles Flight over Kansas' Maria Belen Luduena, who retired after trailing, 7-5, 0-1. In the Lauren Nikolaus Singles Flight, Devan McCluskey of Penn State took the title with a three set win, 5-7, 6-3, 10-5, over Harvard's Amanda Lin. Hai-Li Kong of Harvard won the Cherie Dow Singles Flight, 6-1, 6-0, over Penn's Alex Ion, while Kansas' Claire Dreyer took home the Julie Shiflet Singles Flight with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Harvard's Crystal Yen.

Old Dominion's Nika Khmolovska downed JMU's Jacqueline Palmucci to win the Margie Waters Singles Flight in three sets, 7-5, 2-6, 10-5. Victoria Khanevskaya of Kansas won the Marion Gengler Singles Flight over Penn State's Sarah Henderson, 6-2, 7-6 (5).

The Tribe returns to action when it takes part in the in the ITA Atlantic Regional, Oct. 19-23. Virginia Tech will host the regional at the Burleson-Burrows Tennis Center in Blacksburg.

W&M Results from the 20th Annual Tribe Invitational
Third-Place Match
Maria Belaya (W&M) def. Stephanie Do (Penn) - 6-1, 6-2

Lauren Nikolaus Singles Flight
Fifth-Place Match
Hope Johnson (W&M) def. Leeza Nemchinov (W&M) - 7-6 (4), 3-6, 7-6 (5)

Cherie Dow Singles Flight
Third-Place Match
Karina Alesha (VCU) def. Anik Cepeda (W&M) - 3-6, 6-2, 12-10

Kristine Kurth Singles Flight
Fifth-Place Match
Nina Vulovich (W&M) def. Sydney Smith (W&M) - 6-2, 6-0

Margie Waters Singles Flight
Third-Place Match
Karlyn Timko (Marshall) def. Jackie Lee (W&M) - 6-0, 6-0










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