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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 take on No. 22 Kentucky at home

By Tim Griffin

February 4, 2016

tweet: Illini prepare for No. 22 Kentucky at home Coming off a 4-2 loss to Notre Dame, the Illinois women's tennis team is preparing to face Kentucky in the Illini's third home match of the season against Kentucky.So far in practice this week, the Illini have focused on what went wrong in the ma...

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 ...

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 score to extend its winning streak to seven games and finish the season 14-9. Saturday’s match was ...

Illinois women’s tennis goes 3-0 during homestand

Illinois women’s tennis goes 3-0 during homestand

April 6, 2015

Heading into Thursday night’s match against No. 33 Long Beach State, the Illinois women’s tennis team was in the midst of a deflating five-game losing streak. At the conclusion of the weekend, the Illini are winners of three straight after defeating Long Beach State, in addition to sweeping Maryland o...

Illinois women’s tennis bounces back against USF

By Jonathan Joffe

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 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

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’ Baillon impresses against former team

Illinois’ Melissa Kopinski prepares to return the ball during the meet against Illinois State at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday. The Illini won 7-0.

By Cole Henke

January 26, 2015

The second half of a doubleheader for Illini women’s tennis Sunday featured Illinois’ sophomore transfer Madie Baillon taking on her old team, the Illinois State Redbirds. Baillon, who only played doubles in the second match, left no time for any nostalgia, as she and her partner Alexis Casati won ...

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