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Kwong named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Kwong named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 29
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Illinois senior Louise Kwong earned the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honor Tuesday, coming off a 5-0 weekend on the court. Kwong clinched the Illini’s 5-2 win over No. 33 Maryland on Sunday with her defeat of Alexandra Stanova at No. 1 singles. She bounced back from losing the first...

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 27
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's tennis team defeated both Maryland and Southern Illinois Carbondale on Sunday, ending with three wins over the weekend. The first win came against Rutgers on Saturday. Illinois captured the doubles point with doubles pair Alexis Casati and Daniela Pedraza Novak taking down...

Illinois women’s tennis team to play three matches in two days

Illinois women’s tennis team to play three matches in two days

Christian Evans, Staff writer
March 23
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After splitting its doubleheader last Friday against Texas Tech and Saint Louis, the Illinois women’s tennis team will take on Rutgers, Maryland and Southern Illinois this weekend. The team will first host Rutgers on Saturday morning. The Scarlet Knights (5-6) have had difficulties with their s...

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Texas Tech and SLU in Friday doubleheader

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Texas Tech and SLU in Friday doubleheader

Christian Evans, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After a big win against Florida State, the Illinois women’s tennis team is coming back to Atkins Tennis Center to play Texas Tech and Saint Louis this weekend. Against Florida State, the team struck first with the doubles point. The doubles point will be a deciding factor this weekend. Texas...

Illinois women’s tennis team ends three-game skid

Illinois women’s tennis team ends three-game skid

Christian Evans, Staff writer
March 13
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team beat Florida State on Friday, 4-0, snapping its three-game losing streak. The Illini improved their record to 4-8 while the Seminoles dropped to 8-5. Head coach Evan Clark said that the team needed to come out with more energy in this match, and they did just th...

Illinois women’s tennis ready to take on Arkansas and Oklahoma

Illinois women’s tennis ready to take on Arkansas and Oklahoma

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 23
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After losing 6-1 against Northwestern on Sunday, the Illinois women’s tennis team has Arkansas next on its schedule this Friday. Arkansas (8-2) has won five straight matches and has moved up to No. 27 in the latest ITA Rankings. Head coach Evan Clark said the team is ready for the challenge. “Arkansas is a real...

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first win against Northwestern since 2004

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first win against Northwestern since 2004

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 16
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team is looking to defeat Northwestern for the first time in over in a decade. After losing to the Wildcats 4-3 last year, the Illini will head to Evanston, Illinois, on Sunday. Louise Kwong, Alexis Casati and Ines Vias all dropped singles matches to the Wildcats. Kwong...

Illini go 2-1 on weekend, beat Middle Tennessee, Eastern Illinois

Illini go 2-1 on weekend, beat Middle Tennessee, Eastern Illinois

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 13
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Illinois women's tennis head coach Evan Clark told his team to not overlook its next matchup with Middle Tennessee. The Illini listened, defeating the Blue Raiders, 6-1 on Friday, earning the doubles point and winning all but one singles match. Illinois improved to 2-4 with the win, while Middle...

Illinois women’s tennis not overlooking Middle Tennessee

Illinois women’s tennis not overlooking Middle Tennessee

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 9
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team is coming off two losses against top-15 teams in the nation. The team will play this weekend against a Middle Tennessee team that is unranked, just like the Illini. Head coach Evan Clark said to get a win against Middle Tennessee, the team will have to execute its...

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Auburn this weekend

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Auburn this weekend

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 2
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After splitting the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Athens, Georgia, the Illinois women’s tennis team is heading back home for a matchup against Auburn this weekend. While the team lost against No. 5 Georgia in the last match of Kickoff Weekend, head coach Evan Clark said there are positives to take from ...

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first victory of spring season

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first victory of spring season

Christian Evans, Staff writer
January 26
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will head to Athens, Georgia, this weekend to face off against Georgia State in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Illinois dropped its first two matches of the spring season to Alabama and Washington, but Head Coach Evan Clark still has optimism going forward. Clark said ...

Women’s tennis looks to spring season

Women’s tennis looks to spring season

Christian Evans, Staff writer
December 12
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Women’s Tennis had completed it’s fall season but has a spring season ahead. After having its best season since 2012 last year, the Illinois women’s tennis team had high expectations for the 2016-2017 season. Most notably among those players were sophomore Ines ...

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