tennis team inks premier Turkish player
Since 1999, Altinay has been a member of Turkish National Team. From 1995-2002, she won her age bracket at the Antalya Tennis Championships. In addition, Altinay has been ranked as high as No. 72 by the European Tennis Association.
"I feel Melis with be an immediate impact player in the top portion of our singles line up," head coach Jamie Campbell said. "We're excited to have an international student-athlete on our team. She'll bring a lot of positive energy onto the court. She's also an exceptional student."
Altinay joins Lya Kushnirovich (Brooklyn, N.Y.) as the two women's tennis players who have sent their national letters of intent to Binghamton so far this year.
finished the 2002-03 season with a 16-8 record and was the runner-up
at the America East Conference Championship. The 16 wins set
a single-season school record and Campbell was honored as the
conference Coach of the Year.
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