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Senior Christy Robinson swings her racket during a tennis match against Ball State University on Friday in DeKalb.

Women’s tennis continues win streak, beats Western Michigan

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | April 24, 2022

The NIU women’s tennis team edged out a win over the Western Michigan Broncos 4-3 on Sunday in DeKalb. With the win, the Huskies’ regular season ends at 17-11. Doubles: 1-0 WMU NIU was only able to take one of the three doubles matches on...

Senior Fernanda Naves hits the ball with an overhand swing during a match against Ball State University Friday in DeKalb.

Women’s tennis earns back-to-back win after Ball State matches

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | April 22, 2022

The women's tennis team has won back-to-back matches for the first time since March 6, winning their match Friday 4-3 against Ball State University at the Chick Evans Field House.  Singles NIU did well in their singles matchups, winning four of six...

Senior Fernanda Naves swings her racket during a tennis match against Miami University April 1 in DeKalb.

Women’s tennis beats Eastern Michigan on the road

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | April 16, 2022

The women’s tennis team was able to bounce back from their last match, earning their second conference matchup victory of the year as they won their match Friday 4-3 on the road against the Eastern Michigan University Eagles.  Doubles: 2-1 NIU The...

Sophomore Diana Lukyanova and freshman Reagan Welch high-five during a tennis match.

Women’s tennis beats first MAC opponent Eastern Michigan

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | April 10, 2022

How it happened The NIU women’s tennis team won in singles play 4-3 over the Eastern Michigan Eagles Friday at the Nelson Tennis Center in the Chick Evans Field House in DeKalb. The victory was NIU's first in Mid-American Conference play this season. No....

Freshman Reagan Welch assumes the ready position during a match against the University of St. Francis on Feb. 11. Welch earned victories in two singles matches and one doubles match during NIUs weekend trip in the state of Iowa. (Summer Fitzgerald | Northern Star)

Women’s tennis drops road match at Ball State

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 4, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s tennis finished off weekend play Sunday with a road trip to Ball State University, falling 6-1 at Cardinal Creek Courts in Muncie, Indiana. Doubles: 1-0 Ball State The Cardinals got to a hot start in Sunday’s Mid-American Conference...

Senior Fernanda Naves swings her racket during a tennis match against Miami University April 1 in DeKalb.

Women’s tennis falls short in MAC home opener

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 2, 2022

DeKALB — Women’s tennis faced struggles early in their Mid-American Conference home opener against the Miami University at Ohio RedHawks Friday. The Huskies lost 5-2 in the Nelson Tennis Center at Chick Evans Field House in DeKalb. Doubles: 1-0 Miami The...

Freshman Reagan Welch assumes the ready position during a match against the University of St. Francis on Feb. 11. Welch earned victories in two singles matches and one doubles match during NIUs weekend trip in the state of Iowa. (Summer Fitzgerald | Northern Star)

Women’s tennis defeats Binghamton, loses three matchups in weekend

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | March 28, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU women's tennis team won one out of three matches over the weekend, defeating Binghamton University but falling to the University of Buffalo and the University of Toledo. Friday The Huskies were unable to get anything going on Friday...

Freshman tennis player Erika Dimitriev swings a racket during practice.

Women’s tennis dominates Roosevelt, loses first MAC game to Bowling Green

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | March 21, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU women's tennis team split their matches on the day as they defeated the Roosevelt University Lakers 7-0, but fell to the Bowling Green State University Falcons 3-4 to lose their first conference game. Match 1 The first match of the...

Sophomore Diana Lukyanova and freshman Reagan Welch high-five during a tennis match.

Women’s tennis victorious in 3 of 4 on weekend tour

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | March 7, 2022

The NIU women’s tennis team earned three victories over a four-game stretch this weekend. The Huskies dropped their first match Friday before proceeding to a three-game win streak ahead of their first matchup against Mid-American Conference opponents. How...

Freshman Reagan Welch assumes the ready position during a match against the University of St. Francis on Feb. 11. Welch earned victories in two singles matches and one doubles match during NIUs weekend trip in the state of Iowa. (Summer Fitzgerald | Northern Star)

Women’s tennis splits matches in Iowa road trip

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | February 28, 2022

The women’s tennis team went 1-1 over the weekend after a road series that saw them defeat the University of Northern Iowa 5-2 Sunday and fall to Drake University 5-2 Sunday. How it happened Saturday: Huskies 5, Panthers 2 The Huskies took to a...

Left: Senior gymnast Gabby Welch performs on floor exercise during a dual meet against Illinois State University on Feb. 13 in DeKalb. (Zohair Khan/Northern Star). Right: Freshman womens tennis player Reagan Welch competes in a home match against the University of St. Francis on Feb. 11 at Chick Evans Field House in DeKalb. (Summer Fitzgerald/Northern Star)

From Greenbrier to DeKalb: Welch sisters seek to leave impression on NIU

By Noah Silver, Sports Reporter | February 21, 2022

From playing in the backyard as kids to competing at the same college, siblings Gabby and Reagan Welch have been each other's biggest supporters, best friends and most importantly, sisters. Growing up in Greenbrier, Tennessee, senior psychology major...

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

Huskies toppled in fight with Irish

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | February 7, 2022

DeKALB — The University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish snapped the women’s tennis team’s three match win streak in a 5-2 victory in South Bend on Sunday. Senior Christy Robinson and freshman Reagan Welch notched NIU’s lone victories of the day....

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