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

Illinois' Louise Kwong attempts to return the ball during the meet against UIUC at Atkins Tennis Center on Jan. 25, 2015. The Illini won 7-0.
September 24, 2015

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...

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

Illinois' Melissa Kopinski attempts to return the ball during the match against Rutgers at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday. The Illini won 7-0.
April 27, 2015

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...

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

Illinois’ Madie Baillon attempts to return the ball during the match against Rutgers on April 5. The Illini will face Northwestern on Friday.
April 23, 2015

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,...

Illini women’s tennis extends winning streak to seven games

April 20, 2015

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...

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

Illinois' Madie Baillon returns the ball during the game against Maryland on Saturday, April 4.
April 13, 2015

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...

Tennis hits the road on a hot streak

Illinois' Louise Kwong runs to the ball to make a return during the game against Maryland on Saturday, April 4.
April 9, 2015

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...

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

Illinois' Julia Jamieson attempts to return the ball during the match against Indiana at Atkins Tennis Center, on Sunday, March, 1. The Illini won 6-1.
April 2, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s tennis loses all 5 spring break matches

Illinois’ Jerricka Boone attempts to return the ball during a match against Indiana at Atkins Tennis Center on March 1 during the Illini’s 6-1 win against Indiana. 
March 30, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s tennis bounces back against USF

March 16, 2015

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...

Illinois women’s tennis unable to win pressure points

February 4, 2015

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,...

Illinois women’s tennis to face ISU and UIC Sunday

January 22, 2015

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 women’s tennis finish fall season with mixed results

November 4, 2014

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...

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