April 17, 2010
Cullowhee, N.C. - The Western Carolina women's tennis team will finish its season on Sunday when Samford visits the Catamount Athletic Complex. Senior Day festivities will take place before the first-serve, which is scheduled for an 11:00 am start.
WCU (4-13, 1-8 SoCon) is coming off a 5-2 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday, April 14. Samford (16-5, 8-1 SoCon) enters Sunday's contest with an eight-match win streak that included a 6-1 victory at Appalachian State on Saturday.
Senior Amanda Massey and graduate student Emily Turke will play in their final home match as Catamounts on Sunday morning.
Massey, a native of Weaverville, N.C., enters Sunday's match with 24 victories in singles action and 17 wins in doubles action in her four-years at WCU. In her first two seasons at Western Carolina, Massey also was a member of the Catamount Women's Track and Field, where she competed in the pole vault.
Turke joined the program for the 2006-07 season as a walk-on. Since then, the Raleigh, N.C., native has been a valuable part of the program. Her continued support and leadership has set forth a great precedent for her teammates to follow. Turke earned her bachelor's degree from WCU in the fall and is currently pursuing her masters.
The two seniors also were part of the squad's first conference win since 2003 after the Catamounts downed Wofford, 4-3, on April 3.
Results for Sunday's match will be available online at CatamountSports.com.