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Women’s tennis pick up two wins Saturday

James Krause

February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team dropped a meeting Friday with the University of Wisconsin Badgers. The team rallied on Saturday by taking two matches against Eastern Illinois University and the University of Milwaukee.After sophomore Paula Veyhle picked up the sole win Friday against the Badgers the Husk...

Strong effort proved to be crucial in a successful weekend for women’s tennis

James Krause

February 4, 2020

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team dropped a meeting Friday with the University of Wisconsin before taming two sets of Panthers on Saturday.After sophomore Paula Veyhle picked up the sole win against the Badgers on Friday, the Huskies beat the University of Milwaukee and Eastern Illinois University team...

Fall season ends for women’s tennis, Huskies stumble at Redbird Invitational

Junior Lara Slisko prepares for an opponents swing at the NIU Tennis Courts.

James Krause

October 29, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team finished its fall season Sunday with the Redbird Invitational at Illinois State University where NIU failed to pick up a bracket finish better than fourth place.“This was a tough tournament for us,” Head Coach Eric Burns said in an NIU athletics news release. “We had prepared...

Women’s tennis competes at ITA regional, team can compete with anyone says Coach Burns

Junior Maria Potsi prepares to for a serve during a match at the NIU Tennis Courts.

James Krause

October 22, 2019

DeKALB — NIU didn’t leave the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regionals in East Lansing, Michigan with any titles Monday, but it did pull off a major upset in doubles competition.Juniors Lara Slisko and Maria Potsi upset the Notre Dame duo of junior Ally Bojczuk and sophomore Zoe Taylo...

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 – 10/27)

This week in NIU Athletics (10/22 -  10/27)

Kyle Mathas

October 21, 2019

DeKALB —  Women’s Tennis will finish its play in the ITA Regional and the football team will play Saturday against the University of Akron for the 113th homecoming game. This week in NIU athletics (Oct. 21-Oct. 27) Women’s TennisThe Huskies will finish play in the ITA Regional in East Lansi...

Head Coach Burns ready for big coaching opportunity at NIU

Head Coach Burns ready for big coaching opportunity at NIU

James Krause

September 25, 2019

DeKALB — Coaching wasn’t the obvious choice for women’s tennis coach Eric Burns after graduating from Franklin College as a four-year letterman in the sport.It took some time away from the game and persuading from those in a top-level program for Burns to find his calling.“I just really loved th...

Women’s tennis competes at Purdue, Naves falls in bracket final

Sophomore Fernanda Naves follows though on her swing during a 2018 match.

James Krause

September 23, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team comes out of this weekend’s Purdue University Invitational with one bracket finals appearance and one consolation bracket championship.Sophomore Fernanda Naves made the finals of the Basham Courts Draw while fellow sophomore Paula Veyhle won the consolation portion of the Hammer Down...

Women’s tennis opens season with a strong showing at the Bowling Green Invitational

Junior Maria Potsi prepares to for a serve during a match at the NIU Tennis Courts.

James Krause

September 16, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team put on an impressive showing in its first invitational under new Head Coach Eric Burns in Bowling Green, Ohio.The Bowling Green State University Invitational took part Friday and Saturday, featuring players from Mid-American Conference foes like Bowling Green and Uni...

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

New athletics ticket system set to take place this fall

Maddie Barrett

August 23, 2019

DeKALB— NIU Athletics is launching a new and convenient way to gain access into athletic events. The days of forgetting your OneCards are over, as students can now present their tickets at the gate electronically through their smartphones.All full-time graduate and undergraduate students receive fr...

Women’s Tennis ends season with a 0-7 loss to Ball State

Women's Tennis ends season with a 0-7 loss to Ball State

Marcel Carrasco

April 17, 2019

DeKALB — The final game of the season was a fitting end to a unfortunate season for the women’s tennis team. The Huskies hosted Ball State University, but fell to the Cardinals 0-7. With Sunday’s loss, NIU continues its Mid-American Conference winless streak, as it reaches 14.NIU’s loss to B...

Women’s tennis goes scoreless in two weekend MAC meets

Junior Lara Slisko prepares for an opponents swing at the NIU Tennis Courts.

Marcel Carrasco

April 9, 2019

DeKALB — After two weekend conference shutout losses, the women’s tennis team failed to score in a Mid-American Conference match for the first time since the 2015-16 season.The Huskies fell 0-7 to the University of Akron Friday. The last time NIU was shutout in an away conference match was March 22, 2013 when the ...

Huskies drop two MAC matches to fall to 0-4 in conference play

Marcel Carrasco

April 2, 2019

DeKALB — Two defeats over the weekend saw the women’s tennis team stay winless in Mid-American Conference play. The Huskies faced Bowling Green State University Friday, and Miami University Sunday, losing both matches 1-6.The two road losses keep the Huskies winless in away conference matches sinc...