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Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

By Tim Griffin

April 10, 2016

#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' Ines Vias returns the ball during her singles match agaist Nebraska's Lisa Andersson. Vias won her singles match 6-3, 6-1 and the team defeated Nebraska with a score of 4-1.

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016

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

Louise Kwong does a two handed rally at the Atkins Tennis Center on Febrary 26, 2016 against Northwestern. Illini lost 3-4.

By Thomas Polcyn

March 27, 2016

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

Louise Kwong rallys the ball at the Atkins Tennis Center on February 13, 2016. Illini beat South Florida 5-2

By Tim Griffin

February 15, 2016

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

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

Illinois' Alexis Casati reaches for a return during the tennis match v. Marquette at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 15. Illinois won 5-2.

By Jonathan Joffe

August 17, 2015

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’ 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, 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’ 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 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

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

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

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' Jerricka Boone attempts to return the ball during the meet against Nebraska, at Atkins Tennis Center, on April 13, 2014. The Illini won 4-2.

By Thomas Donley

April 28, 2014

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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