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Despite win streak, Illinois women’s tennis falls short of NCAAs

May 10, 2015

After finishing last season just a single win shy of the NCAA tournament, the Illinois women's tennis team entered the spring with postseason hopes in mind.The team boasted a 7-4 record heading into spring...

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...

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

February 9, 2015

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...

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

Illinois' Melissa Kopinski prepares to swing during the Midwest Tennis Regionals at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, October 17.
October 30, 2014

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...

Women’s tennis plans to make the most of home court advantage

Illinois’ Louise Kwong during the meet against Nebraska, at Atkins Tennis Center, on April 13, 2014. The Illini won 4-2.
October 16, 2014

Home court advantage will strongly favor the Illinois women’s team at this year’s USTA/ITA Midwest Regional. It will be held at the Atkins Tennis Center starting Thursday. Victory at the regional for...

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

Illinois’ Alexis Casati attempts to return the ball during the meet. Casati along with Melissa Kopinski were selected to compete in the All-American pre-qualifer tournament.
September 25, 2014

Two players from the Illini women’s tennis team were selected to compete in the All-American pre-qualifier tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif. this weekend.  Senior captain Melissa Kopinski and...

USA Basketball makes mistake with World Cup roster

USA Basketball makes mistake with World Cup roster
August 27, 2014

The FIBA World Cup won’t cause as much excitement throughout the planet as much as the FIFA World Cup, but USA’s final roster choices have caused quite the chatter. After a 112-86 win in an exhibition...

Illinois women’s tennis wins four straight on homestand

March 31, 2014

With a 4-3 victory over Ohio State on Sunday, the Illini (10-6, 3-2) rose above .500 in Big Ten play for the first time this spring and saw its winning streak reach four matches.  “It feels good,”...

Illinois women’s tennis faces Southern Illinois before conference play

February 27, 2014

The Illinois women’s tennis team will take on Southern Illinois at the Atkins Tennis Center this Sunday to wrap up its nonconference schedule. The match was added to the schedule to make up for canceled...

Pair of freshmen start strong for Illini women’s tennis

February 13, 2014

NCAA basketball is best known for being a sport with competitive freshmen, but a couple of the members of the Illinois women’s tennis team are contributing on the court in a way that is unusual in women’s...

Illinois women’s tennis ends road trip winless

February 10, 2014

Only Montse B. Fernandez of Wichita State stood between Julia Jamieson and a weekend split for the Illinois women’s tennis team. Jamieson came up short, though, falling in two sets, and the Illini ended...

Illini struggle in early season test in Hawaiian tournament

January 21, 2014

The Illinois women’s tennis team found welcoming beaches and high temperatures when they arrived in Maui for the annual Hawaii exhibition tournament. The opponents they faced were not nearly as welcoming. This...

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