Huskies Finish WMU's Fall MAC Invitational on High Note



Oct. 1, 2011

KALAMAZOO, Mich.- The Northern Illinois women’s tennis team finished its weekend at Western Michigan’s Fall MAC Invitational with five wins on Saturday. Facing Mid-American Conference opponents Ball State, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Toledo and host WMU, the Huskies came away from the weekend with six victories with a youthful team composed of six underclassmen and two seniors.

“We played like we belonged today,” said NIU head coach Ryun Ferrell. “I was proud of the way the girls bounced back today. We played tough. We played good. We came out and got some wins. The team is starting to come together, which is good. We played much better today.”

Haley Dekkinga and Nelle Youel earned their second win in as many days. The duo topped EMU’s Mariya Toncheva and Daphne Friedrichs 8-4. Both Huskies would then go on to win singles matches. Dekkinga took down BSU’s Ashlyn Rang 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (5). Youel did even better, beating UT’s Alexandra Cristello 6-4, 6-4 and then downing BSU’s Dena Boulieris 6-2, 6-1.

The other Huskie that earned a victory was Arantza De La Torre, who topped WMU’s Caroline Aleck 6-2, 6-3.

Complete NIU Results
Flight A Doubles

Emily Rogers / Sara McLaughlin lost to Kelsey Anonsen / Alexandra Cristello (UT) - 8-4

Flight A Singles
Sara McLaughlin lost to Emily Reuland (BGSU) - 6-2, 6-3
Sara McLaughlin lost to Chrissy Coffman (UT) - 6-0, 6-2
Emily Rogers lost to Chrissy Coffman (UT) - 6-1, 6-2
Emily Rogers lost to Emily Reuland (BGSU) - 6-4, 6-4

Flight B Doubles
Haley Dekkinga / Nelle Youel defeated Mariya Toncheva / Daphne Friedrichs (EMU) - 8-4

Flight B Singles
Haley Dekkinga lost to Miloslava Shustova (WMU) - 3-6, 6-3, 1-0 (9)
Haley Dekkinga defeated Ashlyn Rang (BSU) - 6-3, 0-6, 1-0 (5)

Flight C Singles
Nelle Youel defeated Alexandra Cristello (UT) - 6-4, 6-4
Nelle Youel defeated Dena Boulieris (BSU) - 6-2, 6-1
Mary Malkin lost to Dena Boulieris (BSU) - 6-1, 6-3

Flight D Doubles
Mary Malkin / Ilse Pacheco lost to De Lisle-Tarr / Ankita Bhatia (EMU) - 8-2

Flight D Singles
Arantza De La Torre lost to Kylee Johnson (BSU) - 6-3, 6-3
Arantza De La Torre defeated Caroline Aleck (WMU) - 6-2, 6-3

Flight E Singles
Ilse Pacheco lost to Paola Rodriguez (BSU) - 6-2, 6-4
Ilse Pacheco lost to Lauren Pickerell (BSU) - 6-1, 6-0




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