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NIU sophomore Iker Gaztambide Arrastia gets set for an opponents serve during a doubles match on March 2. Gaztambide Arrastia was the only Huskie to win a match as NIU mens tennis lost 6-1 to the University of Toledo Sunday. (Northern Star File Photo)

Men’s tennis loses 6-1, snaps MAC win streak at 5

By Kalin Schaefer, Sports Reporter | April 9, 2024

NIU men’s tennis (17-4, 6-2 MAC) earned its second MAC loss after losing to the University of Toledo (11-10, 6-3 MAC) in a 6-1 defeat, snapping the five match win streak in the conference. After staring slow in doubles matches, the Huskies couldn’t...

Arrastia shines at MAC Indoor Championships

By Lucas Didier | November 8, 2023

Sophomore Iker Gaztambide Arrastia led a strong showing for NIU men’s tennis at the 2023 MAC Indoor Championships, taking first place in both flight three singles and flight two doubles. Arrastia won every set he faced the entire weekend. In singles,...

NIU freshman tennis player Iker Gaztambide Arrastia completes a serve against University of Toledo’s Marko Galic, a senior, during their singles match on April 7 at DeKalb High School. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Three Huskies earn MAC postseason honors

By Zack Rodriguez, Sports Reporter | April 26, 2023

DeKALB - Three of NIU's men’s tennis team members received post-season honors, NIU announced Wednesday Iker Gaztambide Arrastia won the MAC Freshman of the Year award while senior Oliver Valentinsson and junior Mikael Vollbach secured Second Team...