Women’s tennis looks to end two-game losing streak


Senior Cristina Alvarez serves against Toledo on April 18, 2014. Alvarez and the Huskies fell to Akron on Friday by a score of 7-0.

By Danielle Brown

Following a tough 7-0 loss to the University of Akron on April 1, women’s tennis (6-9, 1-2 MAC) will look to break its current two-game losing streak as it matches up with the University of Toledo on Friday.

NIU head coach Tanya Gombera said she’s stressed in practice that in order to win these games, every player on the team needs to step up. Gombera said she wants her players to do better in doubles matches — lately the team has performed poorly outside of singles matches, losing five of its last six games, and it is working in practice to fix its problems.

“The team needs more energy and [needs] to get excited,” Gombera said. “Everyone needs to step up and cheer each other on.”

Matches are set to begin at 1 p.m. Friday in Toledo, Ohio.