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Illini women’s tennis team heads to Puerto Rico for season opener

Illini women’s tennis team heads to Puerto Rico for season opener

By Emma McGowen

September 24, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team left for Puerto Rico on Wednesday to open its season at the Puerto Rico Invitational, hosted by the University of Georgia. The tournament will start Friday, September 25, and last until Sunday, Sept. 27.The Illini will face three teams over the weekend, including th...

Illini women’s tennis extends winning streak to seven games

April 20, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team has been rolling since the beginning of April, and that momentum didn’t stop this weekend. Illinois defeated Nebraska 6-1 on Saturday and Iowa on Sunday by the same score to extend its winning streak to seven games and finish the season 14-9. Saturday’s match was ...

Illinois women’s tennis loses all 5 spring break matches

Illinois women’s tennis loses all 5 spring break matches

March 30, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team boasted a 7-4 record­ going into spring break but went on to lose five straight matches on four different road trips. The team now stands at 7-9 and head coach Michelle Dasso admitted that the spring break matches did not go as planned. “Spring break was painful,...

Freshman step up and Illini women’s tennis squeaks past San Jose State

By Cole Henke

February 9, 2015


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Freshmen Grace Tapak and Jade Hilton were crucial in the Illini’s 4-3 win over San Jose State Spartans on Saturday at Atkins Tennis Center. The Illini started off strong, taking the doubles point from the Spartans with two 6-2 victories from the pairings of senior Melissa Kopinski and sophomore Louise Kwo...

Illinois women’s tennis unable to win pressure points

By Cole Henke

February 4, 2015


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Illinois women’s tennis head coach Michelle Dasso said that the score of Tuesday’s match did not reflect how close it actually was. The Illini won just a single set and fell to No. 26 Kentucky, 4-0, in Lexington, Kentucky, in their first dual-match loss of the season. “This one hurts, but it will n...

Illini women’s tennis finish fall season with mixed results

By Cole Henke

November 4, 2014


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The Illinois women’s tennis team had to look outside of the win/loss column to see signs of improvement as it concluded its fall season. The team split up this weekend; four players traveled to the USTA Clay Court Invitational in Orlando, Florida, while the other four went to Purdue University for the Sch...

Kopinksi, Illini women’s tennis looks to bounce back in last fall tournaments

Kopinksi, Illini women’s tennis looks to bounce back in last fall tournaments

October 30, 2014


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Senior Melissa Kopinski and the Illinois women’s tennis team are looking for redemption this weekend. After a disappointing performance at the Midwest Regional two weeks ago, the Illini have turned their sights to their last fall competition. The team will be splitting up and going to two different to...

Freshman adjusting well to college tennis

October 7, 2014


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There were a few fresh faces for Illinois women’s tennis when it opened its fall season on Sept. 27. Freshmen Grace Tapak of Hinsdale, Ill., and Jade Hilton of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, made their debuts at the Notre Dame Invitational. Both came out of the weekend with winning records. Tapak fini...