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NIU men’s tennis: Huskies split weekend in Indiana

By Patrick Smith | April 7, 2015

Men’s tennis lost its first conference game of the season Saturday before rebounding Sunday.The Huskies (15-5, 2-1 MAC) suffered a tough 4-3 road loss to the Ball State Cardinals, who improved to 7-1 at home Saturday in Muncie, Ind. The Huskies are...

NIU men’s tennis: Simon Formont named MAC Scholar Athlete of Week

By Northern Star staff | March 4, 2015

Men’s tennis junior Simon Formont was named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week, the conference announced Wednesday.Formont picked up the weekly conference honor for the second time this spring and the third time in his career.Formont went 2-0 in his No....

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies serve Butler a 4-3 loss

By Northern Star staff | February 23, 2015

Men’s tennis squeaked out win over the Butler Bulldogs to pick up its first road win of the spring season.The Huskies (6-2) beat the Bulldogs, 4-3, Saturday in Indianapolis, Ind. NIU improved to 1-2 on the road with the win.The Huskies dropped the doubles...

NIU men’s tennis: Huskies stymie Western Illinois

By Northern Star staff | February 16, 2015

Men’s tennis remained perfect at home this season as it took down its fifth victim Saturday.The Huskies (5-2) beat the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 6-1, at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford. NIU is 5-0 at home during the spring season, but it won’t...

NIU student-athletes sweep weekly MAC awards

By Northern Star staff | January 29, 2015

A pair of NIU student-athletes swept the MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week awards for the first time since 2012, the conference announced Thursday.Men’s tennis junior Simon Formont and women’s tennis senior Nelle Youel were honored with the weekly conference...

Men’s tennis: Huskies claim wins over weekend

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Men’s tennis bounced back from a season-opening loss with a winning record in its second weekend of competition.The Huskies beat the Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks, 7-0, and the Illinois-Chicago Flames, 5-2, Friday in Rockford. Sunday, the Huskies beat...

Men’s tennis upset in MAC Tournament

By Darwin Minnis | April 27, 2014

Men’s tennis lost its semi-finals match of the MAC Tournament to Buffalo (11-7) 4-2 Friday morning.This is the third year in a row the Huskies have lost in the MAC Tournament, last year losing in the finals.The Huskies were the No. 1 seed heading into...

Men’s tennis wins MAC regular season championship

By Darwin Minnis | April 20, 2014

DeKalb | The Huskies are sole owners of the title MAC regular season champions after taking down the Buffalo Bulls (11-6, 1-2 MAC) with a 5-2 win Friday.This marks the first time in program history NIU has claimed the MAC regular season championship.“It...

Men’s tennis dismantles Ball State

By Darwin Minnis | April 6, 2014

Men’s tennis (15-5, 2-0 MAC) took down its second conference opponent of the season Saturday.The Huskies beat Ball State, 6-1, in their first match played at NIU on the season. The win puts them at a perfect 12-0 at home and 1-0 in DeKalb.NIU jumped...

Formont racking up singles wins for tennis

By Darwin Minnis | April 1, 2014

Despite men’s tennis being loaded with experienced seniors, sophomore Simon Formont has stepped into a key role.With a 16-2 singles record, Formont leads the Huskies in individual wins on the season. He was undefeated on the season before losing in...

Men’s tennis takes down MAC rival

By Darwin Minnis | March 30, 2014

Men’s tennis (14-5, 1-0 MAC) won its first conference game of the season on Friday at Western Michigan (10-9, 0-1 MAC).The Huskies’ 5-2 win comes after two seasons in which the Broncos knocked the Huskies out of the MAC Tournament. WMU defeated NIU...

Men’s tennis ups home streak to 11

By Darwin Minnis | March 23, 2014

Men’s tennis (13-5) added another win to its record this weekend in Rockford.On Saturday, NIU took on St. Louis (7-6), which was looking to continue its four-game win streak, but much to the Billikens’ dismay, everything went the Huskies’ way as...