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Takeaways from tennis campaign

By Zac Camacho | May 3, 2018

The men’s tennis team had a solid year with 15 wins and eight losses. The season ended in disappointment when NIU was knocked out in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Championship Friday by the University at Buffalo.1. Poor doubles play...

Ortega deserving of MAC award

By Zac Camacho | April 30, 2018

It’s not easy for a 19-year-old student-athlete to make the transition of transferring schools and having to adapt to a new team and home ,and a stress fracture in his right femur couldn’t have made the process any easier for Kristopher Ortega, redshirt...

Huskies set for MAC Championships

By Zac Camacho | April 26, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s tennis team finished the regular season in a second-place tie with Buffalo University and will face the Bulls again at the Mid-American Conference Championships.The Huskies lost to the Bulls in their final regular season match,...

Mens tennis falls to conference rival

Men’s tennis falls to conference rival

By Zac Camacho | April 21, 2018

The men's tennis team ended its regular season in a 6-1 loss Friday to University at Buffalo in DeKalb.The Huskies had a three-game winning streak heading into Friday's match and failed to end the season on a hot streak.“Buffalo was tougher, it’s...

Huskies take third consecutive match

Huskies take third consecutive match

By Zac Camacho | April 15, 2018

DeKalb — The men’s tennis team picked up its 15th win of the season Friday by defeating the University of Toledo 5-2.The win marks the Huskies’ third consecutive victory, but the match came with its fifth straight doubles point loss.“Our struggles...

Men’s tennis defeats Binghamton

By Zac Camacho | April 9, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s tennis team improved its Mid-American Conference record to 4-1 Sunday with a 4-3 win over Binghamton University in Binhamton, New York.Despite the win, the Huskies’ (14-6, 4-1 MAC) double play continued to struggle as the team...

Redshirt freshman Kristopher Ortega and senior Eric Marbach compete in the Huskies’ 7-0 home win Jan. 25 against Cardinal Stritch University.

Men’s tennis wins again over Cardinals

By Zac Camacho | April 2, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s tennis team beat Ball State University 4-3 in its closest match since defeating them Feb. 3.The Huskies (13-6, 3-1 Mid-American Conference) claim sole possession of second place in the MAC with the win.The Huskies fell behind early...

Tennis drops first conference match

Tennis drops first conference match

By Zac Camacho | March 23, 2018

The men’s tennis team lost its first Mid-American Conference matchup Friday in a 6-1 loss to Western Michigan University.“It was a rough day,” said Head Coach Patrick Fisher. “Western was a better team than us. They were more aggressive.”The...

Huskies go 1-1 in Nebraska

By Zac Camacho | March 4, 2018

In its final matches before conference play begins, the men’s tennis team split matches between Creighton University Bluejays on Friday and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday.They beat Creighton 6-1 for their tenth win this year and...

Men’s tennis enjoying solid start

By Zac Camacho | March 1, 2018

Excellent play from the two lone underclassmen on the team and incredible leadership from the seniors has been key for the men’s tennis team picking up on its success from the 2016-17 season.Since arriving in DeKalb nine years ago, Head Coach Patrick...

Men’s tennis splits weekend in Ohio

By Zac Camacho | February 26, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s tennis team went 1-1 Saturday and Sunday against Xavier University and Wright State University.The Huskies lost Saturday to Xavier 6-1 and claimed their first road win Sunday 5-2, despite Head Coach Patrick Fisher saying the team...

Redshirt freshman Kristopher Ortega hits the ball in the Huskies’  7-0 home win Jan. 26 against St. Louis. The Huskies are 7-3 this season.

Tennis goes 1-1 over weekend

By Zac Camacho | February 12, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s tennis team split a pair of matches Saturday and Sunday, bringing its overall record to 7-3.The Huskies beat the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay (5-2) Saturday at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee but were dealt a tough...