WCU had six women’s tennis student-athletes recognized for 2016-17
Four student-athletes post a perfect 4.00 GPA during the 2015-16 academic year
The 2016 team sets school record with most wins in program history
WCU closes out regular season at 12-10
The Catamounts fall to 10-9 on the season
2014-15 (Junior): Competed in all 23 matches for the Catamounts ... Played all but one singles match at No. 3 while spent most of the season at No. 2 doubles before moving up to No. 1 for the final four matches ... Finished with a 9-14 singles mark while going 1-0 at No. 2 and 8-14 at No. 3 ... Was 3-3 in conference matches with wins against Mercer (03/07), ETSU (03/21) and UNCG (04/17) ... Had a three-match winning streak to close out the regular season ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ... Named to the 2014-15 Southern Conference Honor Roll ... Selected to the 2015 SoCon Spring Academic All-Conference Team.
2013-14 (Sophomore): Played in 10 matches on the season, finishing 1-9 overall - all coming in the No. 5 position ... Played doubles with two different partners, all in the No. 2 flight with one match victory ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
2012-13 (Freshman): Played in all 17 matches for the Catamounts ... Played as the No. 3 singles in nine matches and the No. 4 singles in eight matches ... Finished with a 2-15 singles record including a pair of wins at No. 4 ... Played eight doubles matches with Shannon Bettiol as the No.1 doubles ... Played a total of nine matches at No. 2 doubles including eight with Sara Ruiz Pajares ... Won individual matches against Presbyterian and Gardner-Webb ... Was named a Scholar-Athlete by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).
Prior to Western Carolina: Ranked in the top 10 in the state of Georgia ... Played No. 1 singles all four years of high school ... As team captain at Woodstock High School in Canton, Ga., Nielly led the Wolverines to Georgia's state tournament for the first time in school history in 2010, accomplishing the same feat again in the 2011 season ...Nielly also received the team's leadership and academic excellence award for the Woodstock High School tennis team ... Was the Wolverines' No. 1 singles player since her freshman season and was 10-4 in the 2010 regular season ...She earned Ledger-News' First Team All-County honors as a junior.
Personal: Daughter of Mike and Lisa Nielly ... Has one sister, Lauren.