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Top 10 athletes | No. 1: Women’s tennis’ Nelle Youel serves up sensational senior season

By Frank Gogola | May 4, 2015

Women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel ends her NIU career as the most accomplished player in program history and the No. 1 athlete on Sports’ top 10 list.Youel, selected to the All-MAC First Team, became the first player in program history to be selected...

NIU women’s tennis: Nelle Youel named MAC Women’s Tennis Player of Year

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2015

Women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel became the first player in program history to be selected as the MAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, the conference announced Thursday.Youel, selected to the All-MAC First Team, posted a record of 31-3 in 2015,...

NIU women’s tennis: No postseason for Huskies

By Frank Gogola | April 20, 2015

Women’s tennis failed to qualify for the MAC Championships as it went 0-2 over the weekend to close the season.The Huskies (11-9, 2-6 MAC) dropped a 6-1 decision to the Akron Zips on Friday in Akron, Ohio. Their hopes were dashed when they lost, 4-3,...

Perfection achieved: NIU women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel goes 20-0 in singles

By Frank Gogola | April 20, 2015

Women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel’s final match of her 20-0 season proved to be one of her toughest matches of 2015. She wouldn’t have had it any other way.Youel finished the spring season with a pair of victories over the weekend. She beat Akron’s...

NIU women’s tennis: Nelle Youel earns MAC weekly distinction

By Northern Star staff | April 16, 2015

Women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel was named MAC Singles Player of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.This marks the fourth time this season and ninth time in her career Youel earned the weekly honor.Youel stretched her undefeated start in...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies drop pair of 4-3 matches

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

Women’s tennis went winless in two matches over the weekend, dropping it to sixth in the MAC.The Huskies (11-7, 2-4 MAC) dropped a pair of 4-3 matches, losing to the Ball State Cardinals on Friday in Rockford and the Western Michigan Broncos on Sunday...

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 seek big win at Eastern Michigan

By Northern Star staff | April 5, 2015

Women's tennis is seeking to win three conference matches in the same season for the first time since spring 2005.The Huskies (11-4, 2-1 MAC) will get that opportunity when they travel to the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-11, 1-2 MAC) at noon Sunday in Ypsilanti,...

Junior Cristina Alvarez (left) and senior Nelle Youel celebrate after a Jan. 31 win over the Bradley Braves at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford. The duo have exploded to a 10-0 start for women’s tennis in their first season together as partners as the No. 1 doubles team.

NIU women’s tennis: Huskie duo dominates

By Frank Gogola | March 30, 2015

Women’s tennis junior Cristina Alvarez didn’t hesitate when asked which match has stood out the most this season: “DePaul.”Senior Nelle Youel, who makes up the other half of the Huskies’ No. 1 doubles team with Alvarez, nearly simultaneously...

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: Nelle Youel named MAC Singles Player of Week

By Northern Star staff | March 26, 2015

Women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel was named MAC Singles Player of the Week, the conference announced Thursday.Youel went 2-0 over the weekend, earning victories at No. 1 singles against Bowling Green’s Megan Miller and Alix Thurman of Miami (Ohio)...

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