Feb. 7, 2013
DeKALB, Ill. - Northern Illinois men's tennis will take it's five-match winning streak to the road this weekend when it takes on SIU-Edwardsville and Saint Louis Feb. 8 and 9, respectively. Both matches will be at the teams respective home courts.
The Huskies hosted a trio of matches last weekend at Boylan Tennis Center as they welcomed Dayton, Illinois-Chicago and Valparaiso, the first and the latter taking on NIU Friday afternoon. Northern Illinois won all three contests, taking the doubles point in both of Friday's matches. The Huskies sent the Flyers packing, 5-2, slayed the Crusaders, 7-0, and extinguished the Flames, 4-2.
Sophomore Frederic Cadieux continued his amazing start to the singles season, extending his unbeaten streak to 6-0 at No. 2 and 3 singles. Classmate Dor Amir finished 4-1 over the weekend, including three wins in singles to earn Mid-American Conference Tennis Player of the Week honors.
SIUe is 2-0 this season, with wins at IUPUI (4-3) and a win over South Dakota State (6-1). However, the Cougars have not been in action since their match with the Jackrabbits Jan. 27. They will open up the weekend with a match at Missouri-Kansas City Friday afternoon before welcoming the Huskies on Sunday. No 1 Marten Jonsson, No. 3 Jacob Perkins, No. 4 Jacob Tanulanond and No. 5 Nico Kuehn are all 2-0 in singles thus far in 2013.
The Billikens are 1-2 this spring with their lone win also coming at the hands of SDSU in SLU's season opener, 5-2. Since then, the team has hosted Bradley (L, 6-1) and Eastern Illinois (L, 4-3) and has fallen at the hands of both opponents. Saint Louis will take the road for the first time this season when it takes on IUPUI Friday afternoon. The Billikens are fairly even keeled in doubles thus far this season with a 2-2 record across the board at Nos. 1 through 3.
Following their weekend down South, Northern Illinois will take a weekend off before returning to action Feb. 23 at Boylan Tennis Center to host Green Bay and Western Illinois.