WIMBLEDON, England - Former William and Mary women's tennis standout Megan Moulton-Levy and former VCU men's tennis standout Frank Moser will compete in the main doubles draw at The 125th Wimbledon Championships.
Moulton-Levy will be making the first Grand Slam appearance of her career. Pairing with Lindsay Lee-Waters of Dunwoody, Ga., the tandem won a pair of qualifying matches on the grass courts at Bank of England Sports Ground in Roehampton, England, to earn a berth in the 64-team field at the third Grand Slam event of the year.
Moulton-Levy and Lee-Waters drew the doubles team of Alexandra Dulgheru of Romania and Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia, who have advanced to the third round of the last two Grand Slam tournaments, in the first round on Wednesday, June 22.
After knocking off Arantxa Rus of the Netherlands and Anna Tatishvili of Georgia in the opening round of qualifying, 6-3, 6-3, Moulton-Levy and Lee-Waters rallied for a three-set victory, 6-7 (6), 6-4, 8-6, over the Russian pair of Nina Bratchikova and Valeria Savinykh in the final round of qualifying on Saturday. The final qualifying match was pushed back twice due to rain. A six-time All-American at W&M, Moulton-Levy owns eight ITF Women's Circuit doubles titles to go along with one singles title during her pro career. She is currently ranked No. 111 in the World Doubles Rankings and was ranked as high as No. 103 earlier this season. Moulton-Levy owns a career-best World Singles Ranking of No. 237 in 2009, but has focused on doubles this year.
One of the most decorated players in W&M and CAA history, Moulton-Levy was a two-time winner of the ITA National Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. A four-time CAA Player of the Year, Moulton-Levy won the most combined (singles and doubles) matches in school history at 249. She still ranks second in program annals with 125 doubles wins, third in singles wins (124) and singles winning percentage (.775) along with being fifth on the doubles winning percentage list (.758). In 2007, Moulton-Levy teamed with 2009 graduate Katarina Zoricic to win the ITA National Indoor Doubles Championship and advance to the finals of the NCAA Doubles Championship.
Moser will be making his fourth appearance at a Grand Slam Event and his second appearance at Wimbledon. He previously
competed in the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2009. He has been active in Europe in many doubles competitions since then.
Moser will partner with fellow German Matthias Bachinger in a tough draw against Australia's Lleyton Hewitt and Peter Luczak. That's the same Hewitt who won the 2002 Wimbledon Singles Championship. Their match is also set for Wednesday, June 22.
A two-time All-American during his time at VCU, Moser helped the Rams earn a spot in the only National Championship Appearance in school history when the Black & Gold battled perennial power Stanford in the 2000 NCAA National Championship.
During his senior year in 2001, Moser teamed with Florian Marquardt to make a run into the quarterfinals of the NCAA Doubles Championship. He was honored as the CAA Player of the Year in 2001.