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

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

By 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...

Women’s tennis falls to SIUE for fifth straight loss

By Marcel Carrasco | February 25, 2019

After splitting six matches in singles play the women's tennis team dropped a hard fought 3-4 meet Sunday to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.Although it ended in defeat, the Huskies had their best performance in an away loss. Prior to Sunday’s...

Huskies remain winless in conference play

By Hector Infante | March 26, 2018

The Huskies could not pull of the win Sunday as it struggled against the Miami University RedHawksThe first doubles match of the day was played by freshman Thisuri Molligoda and senior Abigail Dekkinga at the No. 1.They couldn’t get the win again this...

Huskies drop third consecutive match

Huskies drop third consecutive match

By Hector Infante | March 8, 2018

The women’s tennis team took its third straight loss in two weeks as they lost Monday to University of Illinois-Chicago.The Huskies, who have struggled in the doubles competition, weren’t able to take the doubles point for a third straight week.Georgie...

Huskies fall to Golden Eagles

Huskies fall to Golden Eagles

By Hector Infante | March 4, 2018

The women’s tennis team struggled against Marquette University Friday and dropped its second consecutive match.NIU dropped its second straight doubles point and couldn’t score more than one point in doubles competition.“We played two tough teams...

Blue Demons handle Huskies

Blue Demons handle Huskies

By Hector Infante | February 27, 2018

The women’s tennis team was notable to click Sunday as it was shut out against the DePaul University Blue Demons.“Nothing really went wrong," said Head Coach Tanya Mahefu. "We went up against a great team.”The Blue Demons didn’t give any room...

Womens tennis wins two at home

Women’s tennis wins two at home

By Hector Infante | February 19, 2018

The women’s tennis team is still undefeated as the home team as it added two wins Saturday against Valparaiso University and Eastern Illinois University.“It was a great day for the team,” said NIU head coach Tanya Mahefu, according to NIU Media...

Women’s tennis falls to Illinois State

Women’s tennis falls to Illinois State

By Hector Infante | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team (2-4) couldn’t use its momentum from the last two wins to carry it over Illinois State Saturday and fell 5-2.“We just need to close [matches] out,” said Head Coach Tanya Mahefu. “We weren’t able to capitalize...

Huskies fall to Golden Eagles

Huskies run past Cougars

By Hector Infante | February 5, 2018

An undefeated showing Sunday against the Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Cougars concluded a 2-0 weekend getaway for the women’s tennis team.The Huskies, who are 2-3 on the year, were able to get the doubles point and win all singles matches...

Womens tennis earns first win

Women’s tennis earns first win

By Hector Infante | February 4, 2018

The women’s tennis team got its first win of the season Friday with a 6-1 victory against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers.The win followed a shutout loss Thursday against the University of Wisconsin Badgers. However, they bounced back...

Womens tennis opens spring season Peoria

Women’s tennis opens spring season Peoria

By Hector Infante | January 29, 2018

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team started its spring season Saturday with two tough losses to Southeast Missouri State University and Bradley University.The Huskies (0-2) were defeated by Southeast Missouri State 4-3 Saturday morning before taking...