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Meeting the 2016 women’s tennis team

By Danielle Brown | January 21, 2016

Women’s tennis is coming off an 11-9 record last season, but lost six of its last eight games.The Huskies have a chance to improve this season as most of their players have returned. Sports writer Danielle Brown breaks down key players for the Huskies...

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,...

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 ranked No. 74 by ITA

By Northern Star staff | February 24, 2015

Women’s tennis’ 8-0 start to the spring season has earned the team a No. 74 ranking in the country, according this week’s Intercollegite Tennis Association NCAA Division I Women’s Team Rankings.The Huskies are tied with the University of South...

Back in MAC: First-year head coach Tanya Gombera returns with hopes of building women’s tennis conference powerhouse

By Frank Gogola | February 2, 2015

Tanya Gombera isn’t fazed by being the youngest head coach of any Division I sport at NIU.Gombera was hired in August as the ninth head coach in the history of the women’s tennis program. She replaced Ryun Ferrell, who resigned over the summer after...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies open 2015 season 2-0

By Northern Star staff | January 26, 2015

Women’s tennis is off to a 2-0 start under first-year head coach Tanya Gombera.The Huskies (2-0) beat the Lewis Flyers, 6-1, Friday in Aurora. Sunday, the Huskies eked out a 4-3 win over the Cleveland State Vikings in Cleveland, Ohio.The 6-1 win over...

NIU women’s tennis: Huskies open 2015 campaign

By Northern Star Staff | January 22, 2015

Women’s tennis will serve up its first action of 2015 with a pair of matches this weekend.The Huskies take on the Lewis Flyers 11 a.m. Friday in Aurora. They then travel to the Cleveland State Vikings 11 a.m. Sunday in Cleveland.NIU is under the direction...