W&M's Faure advances to ITA region semis

William and Mary senior Marie Faure ousted top-seeded Francesca Fusinato of Virginia Tech 6-3, 7-6 (7-3) to advance to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Atlantic Regional semifinals at Old Dominion.

Faure, who grew up in France and transferred from Virginia, faced Cassie Mercer of U.Va. on Tuesday. The other semifinal will pit Virginia Tech's Natalie Novotna against Marshall's Derya Turhan.

A Mercer-Turhan final would provide family competition; Mercer's father is Marshall head coach John Mercer.

Maryland seniors Kristina Hovsepyan and Alexandra Stanova took the doubles championship in thrilling fashion.

The Terrapins saved two match points to edged Novotna and Elena Cerezo-Codina 3-6, 6-4, 1-0 (12-10) in a semifinal, then beat Turhan and Anna Pomyatinskaya 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-5).

Women's soccer

Sarah Segan and Kady Kriner scored in the first half Sunday, and William and Mary beat Drexel 2-1.

Vanessa Kara scored seven minutes into the second half for the visiting Dragons (8-6-3, 4-2-2 Colonial Athletic Association). The Tribe improved to 10-6, 4-3.

Men's soccer

Ryder Bell had two goals and an assist and Tabb High graduate Reilly Maw added one goal and two assists in William and Mary's 4-0 home win Saturday over Michigan.

The Tribe, which scored three goals between the match's 81st and 86th minutes, improved to 7-5-2. The Wolverines fell to 2-8-4.

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