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Do-or-die in last week of season for women’s tennis

By Danielle Brown | April 21, 2016

Women’s tennis heads into its final week of the season at sixth place in the MAC, and must defeat both Miami University and Eastern Michigan University in order to make it to the tournament.Continuing to lead the Huskies is junior Adey Osabuohien, who...

Senior Cristina Alvarez serves against Toledo on April 18, 2014. Alvarez and the Huskies fell to Akron on Friday by a score of 7-0.

Women’s tennis looks to end two-game losing streak

By Danielle Brown | April 7, 2016

Following a tough 7-0 loss to the University of Akron on April 1, women’s tennis (6-9, 1-2 MAC) will look to break its current two-game losing streak as it matches up with the University of Toledo on Friday.NIU head coach Tanya Gombera said she’s...

Women’s tennis looks to win Bowling Green matches following losing streak

By Danielle Brown | March 24, 2016

Women’s tennis (5-7) will look to break its recent struggles as it begins conference play this week against Bowling Green State University(2-11) and Ball State University (13-2).The Huskies are currently on a three-game losing streak and have won just...

Sophomore Evelyn Youel serves against Western Michigan University on April 12.

Women’s tennis falls short in Florida over spring break

By Danielle Brown | March 21, 2016

Women’s tennis (5-7) traveled to Florida over spring break to play matches against Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Atlantic University, losing both games and winning just one match.The Huskies struggled with their first outdoor matches of...

Women’s tennis starts spring break with match versus Drake

By Danielle Brown | March 10, 2016
Senior Cristina Alvarez returns a volley. .
Evelyn Youel serves against Western Michigan University on April 12.

Women’s tennis looks to get back on track for Green Bay match

By Danielle Brown | March 3, 2016

Women’s tennis (4-4) will look to get back on track this week as it takes on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (0-5) in its first match since falling to the University of Illinois at Chicago on Saturday.Head coach Tanya Gombera said the most important...

Women’s tennis back over .500 after big win

By Danielle Brown | February 22, 2016

Women’s tennis (4-3) picked up a 6-1 win against Chicago State University (0-8) on Saturday, its largest road win of the season.The Huskies won five of their six matches from singles and the rest from doubles. It was the second straight win for the...

Tennis to face winless Cougars

By Danielle Brown | February 18, 2016

Women’s tennis (3-3) will look to win its second consecutive game this weekend as it travels to play Chicago State University (0-6).NIU is coming off a victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (3-4) on Saturday. Senior Cristina Alvarez earned...

Good practices helping women’s tennis

By Danielle Brown | February 4, 2016

Women’s tennis is off to a 2-2 start this season and, if the team’s practices are any indication, it is set to be a much more improved team than it was last season.The Huskies went 11-9 last year, but ended the season with a five-game losing streak,...

Women’s tennis drops to 2-2

By Danielle Brown | February 1, 2016

Women’s tennis (2-2) played Bradley University on Saturday, dropping the 4-3 bout in a hard-fought contest.Saturday’s loss marks the first time NIU has lost to Bradley in seven years. “It was a tough loss for the team [Saturday],” said head coach...

Women’s tennis beats Lewis for another win

By Danielle Brown | January 28, 2016

Women’s tennis (2-1) went to work against Lewis University on Friday, outplaying the Flyers by a 6-1 score.The Huskies managed to win against Lewis in singles matches, going 5-1. They got singles wins in the top two matches from both junior Adey Osabuohien...

Then-freshman Christina Alvarez returns a serve on March 29, 2013 in a doubles match versus Bowling Green University at the Huskie Tennis Courts as then-sophomore Stephanie McDonald stands ready for the volley.

Women’s tennis picks up first win of season

By Danielle Brown | January 21, 2016

Women’s tennis (1-1) went toe-to-toe with North Dakota (0-2) on Monday, downing the Hawks with a 6-1 score line.The Huskies dominated in singles matches for the day, winning five of the six matches. The No. 1 singles match featured NIU junior Adey Osabuohien...