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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...

Illinois women’s tennis falls to Northwestern in Big Ten tournament

Illinois women’s tennis falls to Northwestern in Big Ten tournament

April 27, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team wanted revenge against Northwestern after the Illini lost to them 6-1 on March 20. An upset was in the works on Friday in Evanston, Illinois, during the Big Ten Tournament opener, but Illinois’ bid fell short in a 4-3 decision. The loss marks the end of the Illini...

Illinois women’s tennis to face Northwestern in Big Ten Tournament

Illinois women’s tennis to face Northwestern in Big Ten Tournament

April 23, 2015


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The last time the Illinois women’s tennis team went to Evanston, Illinois, on March 20, its players were confident that they would leave with a victory; however, the team suffered a 6-1 loss. On Friday, head coach Michelle Dasso’s team returns to Evanston with much higher stakes. The No. 6 seed ...

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 stays hot, picks up fifth-straight win

Illinois women’s tennis stays hot, picks up fifth-straight win

April 13, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team won both of its road matches this weekend, proving that the team can sustain success away from its home court. Illinois moved to 12-9 on the season after defeating Wisconsin 5-2 on Friday and Minnesota 5-2 on Sunday. Despite a win in doubles on court one from the tandem of senior Mel...

Tennis hits the road on a hot streak

Tennis hits the road on a hot streak

April 9, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team has had an up-and-down season with a 10-9 record, but don’t tell the players that. The Illini are as confident as ever as they head out of town this weekend. The last time the team hit the road they lost five straight. The difference now is that Illinois is on a three-ga...

Illinois women’s tennis returns to Atkins for three-game homestand

Illinois women’s tennis returns to Atkins for three-game homestand

April 2, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team is desperate for a win. So much so that head coach Michelle Dasso is making changes in practice in hopes of resolving the issues surrounding the team. The Illini return to the Atkins Tennis Center for a three-game homestand beginning on Thursday against No. 33 Long Beach...

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,...

Illinois women’s tennis bounces back against USF

By Jonathan Joffe

March 16, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team moved to 7-4 on the season with a win over South Florida on Sunday. The Illini, led by sophomore Louise Kwong and freshman Grace Tapak, defeated the Bulls 4-3. Illinois started hot in Tampa Bay, Fla., winning the doubles point after impressive performances at the N...

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...

Illinois women’s tennis to face ISU and UIC Sunday

By Cole Henke

January 22, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team begins its spring dual match season with a doubleheader against two in-state teams on Sunday. UIC and Illinois State will make the trip to Champaign to face the Illini. The Illini look to use these two duals to get some momentum for the rest of the season. That being...

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...

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