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Women’s tennis sophomore Abigail Dekkinga prepares a swing in a 2014 practice. Dekkinga is up to 46 wins in her second season, helping to lead the Huskies in their 6-8 season.

Dekkinga makes strong impression on team within 2 years

By Danielle Brown | March 31, 2016

Women’s tennis sophomore Abigail Dekkinga prepares a swing in a 2014 practice. Dekkinga is up to 46 wins in her second season, helping to lead the Huskies in their 6-8 season.

Women’s tennis stalls in season finales

By Shaquil Manigault | April 20, 2014

Women’s tennis went winless at home this weekend.The Huskies lost to the Toledo Rockets (14-3, 5-3 MAC) Friday, 5-2. They also fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles Saturday, 6-1.After Friday’s loss, the Huskies were eliminated from the playoffs. The...

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 close season with a loss

By Thomas Hiley III | April 22, 2013

The women’s tennis team’s season finally came to a close last weekend as it lost its eighth straight conference match. The Huskies finished the season 14-10 and 0-8 in conference play. At the beginning of the season the Huskies won three of their...

No senior players in women’s tennis a ‘blessing and a curse’

By Sean Anderson | October 1, 2012

Without any seniors on NIU women’s tennis, someone needed to step up and fill the empty leadership role. It appears that sophomore Nelle Youel and junior Haley Dekkinga are working on becoming the leaders of the squad. “Vocally speaking, the leader...

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

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...

Womens tennis goes winless over weekend

Women’s tennis goes winless over weekend

By Mike Romor | March 25, 2012

Opening MAC play this weekend, NIU women’s tennis failed to win a match. NIU (7-7, 0-2 MAC) lost 7-0 to Western Michigan (12-7, 1-0 MAC) Friday before falling to Bowling Green (5-5, 1-0 MAC) by the same score Saturday. In a matchup that lasted over...

Northern Star File Photo - NIUs Sarah Mclaughlin backhands a tennis ball.

Men’s women’s tennis set for weekend matches

By Sean Anderson | February 22, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both hit the hard top this weekend.The women’s team will travel south to Carbondale for matches against Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.The Huskies (5-2) opened the season with a loss, but have turned their...

Brad Dieckhaus

Huskie Briefs for 2/7/12

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2012

Dieckhaus, Dekkinga named NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week DeKALB | NIU wrestler, Brad Dieckhaus and women's tennis' Haley Dekkinga gained NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week Awards for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, according to a press release.Dieckhaus, a redshirt senior,...