March 27, 2014
CLEVELAND, Ohio - For the second consecutive week, Nelle Youel has been named MAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week. This marks the fifth time Youel has earned the honor in her career at NIU.
Youel picked up two wins in No. 1 matches last week as the Huskies began conference play. At Ball State on Friday, March 21, she bested Courtney Wild, 6-3, 6-3. She followed that performance with a win over Nimisha Mohan, 6-3, 7-5, at Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, March 22.
Youel has been outstanding over the last several weeks. She began the season 0-3, but since then, she has claimed eight of nine matches. As such, her record stands at 8-4 this spring, playing all of her matches in the No. 1.
Youel and the rest of the Huskies will be at home this weekend to take on two MAC foes. On Friday, March 28, the Huskies will face Akron at 1:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 29, they'll take on Buffalo at 4:00 p.m. Both matches will be held at the Boylan Tennis Center in Rockford, Ill.