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Illini women's tennis prepares for ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament

By Tim Griffin

January 20, 2016

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

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...

Michelle Dasso no longer women's tennis head coach

By Daily Illini Staff Report

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