The Daily Illini

Wooden racquet, memory of friend fuels tennis coach Dasso

Michelle Dasso and Terry Brown

By Cole Henke

December 3, 2014

An old wooden tennis racquet hangs on the wall in head coach Michelle Dasso’s office at Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center. Dasso has carried the Wilson racquet with her for her entire tennis career. The padded handle is gone, the white paint worn at the bottom, but it is the fuel to her tennis fire....