WCU Tennis team wins second match in a row

The Western Carolina women’s tennis team continued their winning ways on Sunday, March 4, as they took down Mercer, 5-2, for their second straight match win. The win was their third of the season, and represents a vast improvement over last year when they only won three matches altogether. The Cats got out to a good start in the match as they won the doubles point. The Cats took two out of three doubles matches to get the point. Junior Trish Hanson and freshman Tessie Salame combined to squeak past the Mercer team of Lauriane Auvergne and Anna Wieslander by a score of 8-6. Fellow juniors Susanna Sjokvist and Mariona Trilla Jane combined to win the second doubles match against Mercer’s Cali Sachs and Irys Citko also by a score of 8-6. Amanda Massey and Holly Stocks would drop the third doubles match, but Western would still win the overall point. Western also dominated singles action as they took four out of the six matches. Hanson started the Cats off with a straight set victory over Auvergne (7-5, 6-3). Salame would win the next match as Wieslander was forced to withdraw from the match. Sjokvist would dominate the third match as she took the victory in straight sets over Citko (6-2, 6-3). The final Catamount win came from Massey as she won in three sets over Priscilla Dias (6-3, 4-6, 6-4). Western’s next match will be March 5-9 at a spring tournament in Hilton Head, S.C.