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Illinois women’s golf struggles on many levels

By Lucas Wright

April 27, 2015

It’s no secret that the Illinois women’s golf team has had its struggles throughout the season. However, its difficulties during the spring have centered around the difficult schedule. The Illini come into this week as the 65th-ranked team in the nation — they have not risen higher than 60th al...

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

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

April 26, 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 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 22, 2015

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 21, 2015

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...

Illini women’s tennis extends winning streak to seven games

April 19, 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 score to extend its winning streak to seven games and finish the season 14-9. Saturday’s match was ...

Illinois women’s tennis focuses on doubles, seniors as season wraps up

Illinois women’s tennis focuses on doubles, seniors as season wraps up

April 15, 2015

The Illinois women’s tennis team has struggled in doubles as of late. Fortunately for the Illini, the lack of production in the doubles point has not stopped the team from racking up wins. Nevertheless, Illinois — currently on a five-game win streak — is making some adjustments to its lineup as it r...

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

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

April 12, 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 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 8, 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 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 5, 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 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 1, 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 to the Atkins Tennis Center for a three-game homestand beginning on Thursday against No. 33 Long Beach...

Illinois women’s tennis loses all 5 spring break matches

Illinois women’s tennis loses all 5 spring break matches

March 29, 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 Dasso admitted that the spring break matches did not go as planned. “Spring break was painful,...

Illinois women’s tennis confident heading into Northwestern match

Illinois women’s tennis confident heading into Northwestern match

By Jonathan Joffe

March 18, 2015

Despite historical trends not favoring the Illini, there’s lots of confidence within the Illinois women’s tennis program, which takes its recent success into Evanston, Ill., on Friday to face in-state rival Northwestern. The Illini are coming off of a 4-3 victory over South Florida, which brought t...

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