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Illini women’s tennis cap off strong spring season

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis ended its season in a Big Ten tournament semifinals loss against  highly-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Michigan. But despite their season ending early, the Illini still finished with an impressive spring record. After parting ways with longtime head coach Michelle...

Illini women's tennis prepares for ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament

By Tim Griffin

January 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

staff writerThe Fighting Illini women’s tennis team depart for Lubbock, Texas this weekend to participate in the ITA Kickoff Weekend where they will play their 3rd overall match of the season against Virginia Tech.The Illini returned to campus Jan. 7 in preparation for the Kick Off, as well as compe...

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


Filed under Sports

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...

Michelle Dasso no longer women's tennis head coach

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 for her nine years of service to the University of Illinois and the women’s tennis program." Athle...

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

By Jonathan Joffe

May 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 break but lost all five matches during that week to come out of the break at 7-9. LBNevertheless, ...

Illinois women’s tennis falls to Northwestern in Big Ten tournament

Illinois women’s tennis falls to Northwestern in Big Ten tournament

April 27, 2015


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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 opener, but Illinois’ bid fell short in a 4-3 decision. The loss marks the end of the Illini...

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 ...

Dream becomes reality for Illini women’s tennis’ Louise Kwong

Dream becomes reality for Illini women’s tennis’ Louise Kwong

April 22, 2015


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Louise Kwong has grown up around tennis. The sophomore for the Illinois women’s tennis team started playing the game when she was five and began standing out around the age of 13 in her hometown of Toronto, Ontario. At that age she won the Canadian Nationals and placed fifth in the Junior Orange Bowl...

Illinois women’s tennis stays hot, picks up fifth-straight win

Illinois women’s tennis stays hot, picks up fifth-straight win

April 13, 2015


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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 5-2 on Friday and Minnesota 5-2 on Sunday. Despite a win in doubles on court one from the tandem of senior Mel...

Tennis hits the road on a hot streak

Tennis hits the road on a hot streak

April 9, 2015


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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 time the team hit the road they lost five straight. The difference now is that Illinois is on a three-ga...

Illinois women’s tennis goes 3-0 during homestand

Illinois women’s tennis goes 3-0 during homestand

April 6, 2015


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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 returns to Atkins for three-game homestand

Illinois women’s tennis returns to Atkins for three-game homestand

April 2, 2015


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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 to the Atkins Tennis Center for a three-game homestand beginning on Thursday against No. 33 Long Beach...

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