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

Fall season ends for women’s tennis, Huskies stumble at Redbird Invitational

By James Krause | October 29, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team finished its fall season Sunday with the Redbird Invitational at Illinois State University where NIU failed to pick up a bracket finish better than fourth place.“This was a tough tournament for us,” Head Coach...

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...

Sophomore Fernanda Naves follows though on her swing during a 2018 match.

Women’s tennis competes at Purdue, Naves falls in bracket final

By James Krause | September 23, 2019

DeKALB — The women’s tennis team comes out of this weekend’s Purdue University Invitational with one bracket finals appearance and one consolation bracket championship.Sophomore Fernanda Naves made the finals of the Basham Courts Draw while fellow...

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...

Women’s Tennis splits weekend meets in Milwaukee

By Marcel Carrasco | January 27, 2019

The women’s tennis team traveled to Milwaukee to kick off their 2019 season with two matches,; beating the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee before losing to Marquette University over the weekend. The Huskies have started the season with a win for...

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...