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NIU women’s tennis: Huskies return to campus for pair of games

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Women’s tennis will play on campus this weekend for the first time in 2015 unless weather forces changes.The Huskies (11-5, 2-2 MAC) will host the Ball State Cardinals (11-4, 1-2 MAC) 1 p.m. Friday and the Western Michigan Broncos (13-8, 5-1 MAC) 1...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies fall to Eastern Michigan

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2015

Senior Nelle Youel suffered her first loss of 2015 as women's tennis was upset by a struggling Eastern Michigan team over the weekend.The Huskies (11-5, 2-2 MAC) lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (6-12, 2-3 MAC), 5-2, Sunday in Ypsilanti, Mich. NIU...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies upset Toledo

By Northern Star staff | March 27, 2015

Women’s tennis earned its first victory over the Toledo Rockets since 2012 Friday.The Huskies (11-4, 2-1 MAC) defeated the Rockets (11-6, 2-1 MAC), 4-3, at Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford. This is the first time since 2012 the Huskies have won more...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies dominate Milwaukee, push record to 5-0

By Northern Star staff | February 13, 2015

Women’s tennis continues to serve up victory after victory as it pushed its record to 5-0 Thursday.The Huskies beat the Milwaukee Panthers, 6-1, at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford.NIU opened the day by taking the doubles point with a 3-0 sweep...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies open 2015 season 2-0

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Women’s tennis is off to a 2-0 start under first-year head coach Tanya Gombera.The Huskies (2-0) beat the Lewis Flyers, 6-1, Friday in Aurora. Sunday, the Huskies eked out a 4-3 win over the Cleveland State Vikings in Cleveland, Ohio.The 6-1 win over...

Women’s tennis ends three-game skid

By Shaquil Manigault | April 13, 2014

Women’s tennis (7-10, 1-5 MAC) snapped its three-game losing streak as it beat Cardinal Stritch (18-4), 6-0, Friday in DeKalb.The win should give NIU some much-needed momentum as it heads into the final two games of the season. The Huskies will try...

Women’s tennis winless on road

By Northern Star Staff | April 6, 2014

Women’s tennis failed to pick up any wins during its weekend road trip.The Huskies fell to Bowling Green, 6-1, on Friday in Bowling Green, Ohio, and lost to Western Michigan, 5-2, Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich.Arantza De La Torre picked up NIU’s lone...

Women’s tennis goes 1-1 over weekend

By Shaquil Manigault | March 30, 2014

Women’s tennis split this weekend’s games, beating the Akron Zips Friday and falling to the Buffalo Bulls Saturday.On Friday, the Huskies beat Akron, 4-3.In singles, Nelle Youel defeated Olga Shkundina, 6-1, 6-0, while Cristina Alvarez knocked off...

Women’s tennis goes two for two

By Rhema Rhea | February 9, 2014

Women’s tennis took to the home court this weekend with wins against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and Cleveland State.The Huskies ended the weekend with a 2-0 record to make them 3-1 on the season.On Friday, the Huskies took on SIUE, winning...

Women’s tennis lose winning streak over break

By Thomas Hiley III | March 17, 2013

The women’s tennis team’s unbeaten streak of nine games came to a close over spring break by the hands of a 6-1 loss to University of Illinois-Chicago. The Huskies bounced back with wins against Missouri-Kansas City, 6-1, and Emporia State, 7-0, to...

Women’s tennis wins at Drake Invitational

By Sean Anderson | September 16, 2012

Women’s tennis opened up its season with success in both doubles and singles at the Drake Invitational. Friday, the Huskies concluded doubles with a total record of 5-4. Freshmen Cristina Alvarez and junior Haley Dekkinga were the highlights of the...

Women’s tennis earns 10th win of season

By Mike Romor | April 8, 2012

For the first time in Ryun Ferrell’s five years as coach, NIU women’s tennis picked up 10 wins in the regular season. NIU (10-8, 1-3 MAC) split its two MAC matches over the weekend. After a 5-2 loss against Eastern Michigan (7-12, 3-1 MAC), NIU bounced...