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Women’s tennis splits Friday showdown

By Adrien De La Peña, Sports Reporter | March 25, 2023

DeKALB – NIU women’s tennis rallied with a 6-1 win over the University of St. Francis (USF) after a shutout loss to the University of Toledo Friday morning. The Huskies dominated in the doubles against USF in the second match Friday, improving to...

Mens tennis loses four of six matches against Ball State

Men’s tennis loses four of six matches against Ball State

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | March 14, 2022

DeKALB — The men's tennis team dropped its fifth straight game in a row Sunday in Rockford, Illinois after losing to Ball State University 5-2.  There were six singles matches that took place between the Huskies and Cardinals. Ball State was able...

Sophomore Diana Lukyanova and freshman Reagan Welch high-five during a tennis match.

Women’s tennis victorious in 3 of 4 on weekend tour

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 7, 2022

The NIU women’s tennis team earned three victories over a four-game stretch this weekend. The Huskies dropped their first match Friday before proceeding to a three-game win streak ahead of their first matchup against Mid-American Conference opponents. How...

Third-seeded Garin beats Coric to reach Rio Open final

By MAURICIO SAVARESE | February 23, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Third-seeded Christian Garin of Chile reached the final of the Rio Open after beating Croatia's Borna Coric 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday.Their match was interrupted shortly after midnight due to heavy rains, when Garin had already won the...

The Latest: Djokovic’s tribute to Kobe after Australian win

February 2, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest on the Australian Open (all times local):1:15 a.m.Novak Djokovic had the Australian Open trophy in his hands for the eighth time, and his thoughts turned to Kobe Bryant.The Los Angeles Lakers great, his daughter,...

Tennis Fed Cup event moved from China amid viral illness

January 26, 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation has moved a regional Fed Cup qualifying event out of China because of concerns over the outbreak of a viral illness that has already caused 56 deaths.The ITF issued a statement Sunday saying...

Pierce remembers time playing in different states, overseas

By Matt Boecker | December 5, 2019

DeKALB — Not many people can say they’ve lived in five states and three countries by the time they were 18 years old. Even fewer can say they played hockey while doing so.Hunter Pierce was born in North Pole, Alaska. When Hunter was eight years old,...

Sophomore Fernanda Naves follows though on her swing during a 2018 match.

Women’s tennis competes at Purdue, Naves falls in bracket final

By James Krause | September 23, 2019

Sophomore Fernanda Naves follows though on her swing during a 2018 match.

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NIU to host Power of the Pack

By Northern Star Staff | February 7, 2018

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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...

Editorial: Athletics plan needs clear goals

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 22, 2014

Athletics looks to be headed in the right direction during the first year of Sean Frazier’s tenure as Athletics director. His strategy to improve Athletics and the school as a whole through renovations to Huskie Stadium are well-intentioned but vague.The...