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Illini take on No. 22 Kentucky at home

By Tim Griffin

February 4, 2016


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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 prepared for trip to South Bend

Illini women's tennis prepared for trip to South Bend

By Tim Griffin

January 28, 2016


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The Illini women's tennis team is 3-1 heading into this weekend's trip to Notre Dame. The two teams face off Sunday afternoon at Eck Tennis Pavilion.Illinois' last competition was the ITA Kickoff tournament, and head coach Evan Clark's team split its matches there. The Illini beat No. 30...

Illini women's tennis notes from weekend in Lubbock

By Tim Griffin

January 28, 2016


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Over the weekend, doubles partners junior Louise Kwong and freshman Ines Vias, along with the rest of the Illini women’s tennis team, took on Virginia Tech and Texas Tech. The doubles pair didn’t finish their first match against Virginia Tech, but were leading 5-4 at the end of the match.On Sunday...

Illini women's tennis breaks even at ITA Kickoff

By Tim Griffin

January 26, 2016


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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...

Illini prepare for ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament

Illini prepare for ITA Kickoff Weekend Tournament

By Tim Griffin

January 20, 2016


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The Fighting Illini women's tennis team departs for Lubbock, Texas, this weekend to participate in the ITA Kickoff Weekend, where the Illini will play their third match of the Spring season against Virginia Tech.The Illini returned to campus Jan. 7 to compete in a two dual matches, defeating both E...

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...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015


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Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

Illini women’s tennis team heads to Puerto Rico for season opener

Illini women’s tennis team heads to Puerto Rico for season opener

By Emma McGowen

September 24, 2015


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The Illinois women’s tennis team left for Puerto Rico on Wednesday to open its season at the Puerto Rico Invitational, hosted by the University of Georgia. The tournament will start Friday, September 25, and last until Sunday, Sept. 27.The Illini will face three teams over the weekend, including th...

Clark bringing new perspective to Illinois women’s tennis

By Emma McGowen

September 21, 2015


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After serving an eight-month stint as an assistant coach for the Illinois women’s tennis team, Evan Clark was named the interim head coach for the 2015-16 season.Prior to coming to Illinois, Clark was the head coach for the University of North Carolina-Wilmington women’s tennis team for two years, whe...

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


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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


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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


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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, ...

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