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NIU senior Mikael Vollbach (left) serves to University of North Dakota players as senior Cheng En Tsai ducks behind the net to prepare for the return. Tsai and Vollbach locked in with the other Huskie doubles, giving up only 2 games. (Totus Tuus Keely | Northern Star)

Men’s tennis dominates North Dakota, earn third win

By Sana Polizzi, Sports Reporter | January 27, 2024

Following a 6-1 defeat on the road against the Drake University Bulldogs, the NIU men's tennis team returned home to crush the University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks in a 6-1 win. NIU was undefeated in doubles and only had one loss in singles.  NIU...

NIU freshman tennis player Iker Gaztambide Arrastia completes a serve against University of Toledo’s Marko Galic, a senior, during their singles match on April 7 at DeKalb High School. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Three Huskies earn MAC postseason honors

By Zack Rodriguez, Sports Reporter | April 26, 2023

DeKALB - Three of NIU's men’s tennis team members received post-season honors, NIU announced Wednesday Iker Gaztambide Arrastia won the MAC Freshman of the Year award while senior Oliver Valentinsson and junior Mikael Vollbach secured Second Team...

This Week in Huskie Sports is highlighted by baseball and softballs weekend series. (Eddie Miller | Northern Star)

Baseball, softball highlight week of Huskie sports

By Northern Star Sports Staff | March 26, 2023

DeKALB – NIU Athletics kicks off another full slate of sports this week, headlined by baseball’s trip to Northwestern and softball’s home series with Central Michigan.  BASEBALL Tuesday, March 28: at Northwestern University, 3:30 p.m. Evanston,...

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.