Youel Also Named to Capital One Academic All-District At-Large Team by CoSIDA
Northern Illinois Closes Out Women's Tennis Season with 14 Wins
Northern Illinois Falls to Ball State, 5-2
NIU Has Already Clinched the Program's First Winning Record Since 2003
Sophomore Mary Malkin Earns Singles Victory
Fall 2012: Continued to improve on her 2011-12 season, posting a 5-3 singles record in the fall ... Opened the 2012 season with consecutive victories over Nebraska - Omaha (6-3, 6-1) and Wichita State (7-5, 6-2) ... Also won three consecutive matches over Valparaiso (6-4, 6-3), Detroit - Mercy (7-6, 6-3), and Wisconsin (6-4, 6-1) ... In doubles, Malkin opened the year playing with Ilse Pacheco, posting a 2-4 record ... Malkin finished the season playing with Stephanie McDonald, earning two victories in two matches ... At ITA Regionals in Rockford, Ill., she placed second in her singles draw and won her doubles draw with McDonald.
2011-12: Went 0-4 in singles play and 0-3 in doubles during her inaugural season as a Huskie ... During spring season she bounced back from the fall and was able to compile a .500 record of 11-11 in singles play, splitting time between the No. 4 & No. 5 spots ... Starting off on a blistering pace she won her first six matches against Drake (2-6, 6-1,6-4), South Dakota (6-2,6-2), SIUE (6-1,6-1), Northern Iowa (6-4, 6-1), North Dakota (6-0,6-0), Bradley (6-1, 6-4), and Eastern Illinois (6-0,6-4) ... Also went undefeated (2-0) during doubles play, leaving her with 13 total wins for the spring season.
Prior to NIU/High School: Ranked No. 3 in the junior level of competition for Israel...Participated in over 10 international competitions at both the junior and women's levels...Earned the rank of No. 7 at the women's competition level...Team captain for the Jerusalem Tennis Academy Club.
Personal: Born September 8, 1991, in Haifa, Israel...Daughter of Mikhael and Albina Malkin...Intends to major in psychology...Admires Maria Sharapova.
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