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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.
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 no longer women's tennis head coach

August 7, 2015

Illinois has declined to renew Michelle Dasso's contract and she will not be returning as the women's tennis headcoach, the University announced Wednesday. "We appreciate and thank Michelle...

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...

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements
April 30, 2015

“Not again.” That’s what went through Tim Kopinski’s head when his twin sister Melissa decided to join him to play tennis at Illinois. Through junior tennis and high school, Tim had always been...

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...

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 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...

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...

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