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Men’s, women’s tennis set for weekend

By Mike Romor | March 28, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both go up against non-conference foes this weekend. For the men, the two home matches begin Saturday against St. Louis (5-10) and finish Sunday against Bradley (7-10). The Huskies (15-5, 1-0 MAC) easily handled St....


Mens, women’s tennis set for action

By Sean Anderson | March 8, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will be in action over the weekend and during spring break. The men’s team will be home to play against Brown March 9. After that, the Huskies will travel to Daytona and Orlando to play matches against North Carolina...

Northern Star File Photo - NIUs Sarah Mclaughlin backhands a tennis ball.

Men’s women’s tennis set for weekend matches

By Sean Anderson | February 22, 2012

NIU men’s and women’s tennis will both hit the hard top this weekend.The women’s team will travel south to Carbondale for matches against Arkansas State and Southern Illinois.The Huskies (5-2) opened the season with a loss, but have turned their...

Brad Dieckhaus

Huskie Briefs for 2/7/12

By Northern Star Staff | February 6, 2012

Dieckhaus, Dekkinga named NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week DeKALB | NIU wrestler, Brad Dieckhaus and women's tennis' Haley Dekkinga gained NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week Awards for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, according to a press release.Dieckhaus, a redshirt senior,...

Men’s, women’s tennis teams see similar outcomes

By Mike Romor | April 18, 2011

NIU men's and women's tennis teams had similar outcomes over the weekend, as both squads lost their two matches. Men's tennis was downed on the road by MAC frontrunners Toledo (23-8 overall, 4-0 MAC) on Saturday before losing a 4-3 battle against a tough...

Women’s tennis needs a big win

By Mike Romor | March 24, 2011

To say that NIU women's tennis has had a lengthy break from action is an understatement. The Huskies have not played a match since their 7-0 home loss to Northern Iowa on March 6. In what will be its first match in 20 days, NIU will try to improve its...

Coach’s Corner with NIU women’s tennis head coach Ryun Ferrell

March 2, 2011

Ryun Ferrell is in his third season as NIU women's tennis head coach. After leaving Drake with a Missouri Valley Conference record of 51-19, Ferrell joined NIU to help rebuild the current program. Ferrell spoke with the Northern Star to discuss his time...

Women’s tennis goes 1-2 on weekend

By Mike Romor | February 15, 2011

NIU women's tennis has been off to a slow start this season, but head coach Ryun Ferrell is pleased with the team's attitude and visible improvement.NIU (1-5 overall) went 1-2 over the weekend, losing two tough matches to UIC (4-2) and SIU (1-3).NIU was...

Huskie Briefs: Men’s golf, women’s tennis, cross country

By Andrew Singer | September 14, 2010

Men's golf Earlier this week, the NIU men's golf team broke the seal on its 2010 season as it grabbed a 12th place finish at the Marshall Invitational. The Huskies were led by Bryce Emory, who enjoyed a career best performance in the final round with...

Huskie Briefs: Cross country, women’s tennis and men’s golf

By Andrew Singer | September 8, 2010

Cross Country opens season, finishes sixthLast Friday, the NIU cross country team opened its 2010 regular season with a sixth place finish at the Wisconsin Badger Classic. Sophomore Courtney Oldenburg led the way for the Huskies, with an eighth place...