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Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

By Tim Griffin

April 10, 2016


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#Illini register another undefeated weekendThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its hot streak over the weekend.The Illini registered an undefeated weekend after defeating both Indiana and Purdue. Illinois is now 12-6 on the spring season and 6-1 in the Big Ten, with their only conf...

Illinois women's tennis go 2-0 against Big Ten counterparts

Illinois women's tennis go 2-0 against Big Ten counterparts

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016


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The Illinois women’s tennis team entered this weekend's matches on a hot streak, winning its last five matches. The Illini continued that trend against their matches over the weekend, downing the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday evening, defeating Big Ten counterpart, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Sunda...

Illinois women's tennis finishes perfect spring break record with win over Maryland

Illinois women's tennis finishes perfect spring break record with win over Maryland

By Thomas Polcyn

March 27, 2016


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Thomas PolcynAssistant Sports EditorThe Illinois women’s tennis team completed its undefeated spring break with a 5-2 victory over Maryland on Sunday morning.AGEarlier in the week, the Illini defeated the College of Charleston and Rutgers. The team is now on its first three-game winning streak since ...

Illini bounce back and beat South Florida

Illini bounce back and beat South Florida

By Tim Griffin

February 15, 2016


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After losing three straight, the Illini women’s tennis team hosted South Florida on Saturday. It was the 11th all-time meeting between the two programs, but the first time Illinois has hosted the matchup.The Illini knocked off the Bulls 5-2 to rise back above .500 — they’re 4-3 with the win, whil...

Illini women's tennis breaks even at ITA Kickoff

By Tim Griffin

January 26, 2016


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The Illini women’s tennis team split its matches over the weekend in Lubbock, Texas, winning its first match against No. 30 Virginia Tech 4-3, but losing to No. 17 Texas Tech 4-1. The Illini needed to win both matches this weekend to qualify for the ITA National Indoor Championship.Although the...

New leadership looking to break Illinois women's tennis out of tourney drought

New leadership looking to break Illinois women's tennis out of tourney drought

By Jonathan Joffe

August 17, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team will move forward under new leadership this season.Not only does it lose former All-American Melissa Kopinski — a team captain last year — to graduation, Michelle Dasso will not be retained as head coach by the University after two consecutive seasons in w...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

Illinois women’s tennis bows out in Big Ten quarterfinals

Illinois women’s tennis bows out in Big Ten quarterfinals

By Thomas Donley

April 28, 2014


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The Illinois women’s tennis team came into the Big Ten tournament feeling pressured to win at least two matches and keep their NCAA hopes alive. After breezing past Nebraska in the first round, the Illini failed to meet their goal, falling 4-2 to Purdue in the quarterfinals on Friday. “Now we just...

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