April 17, 2014
DeKALB, Ill. - Women's tennis has two MAC matches this weekend. They are the final contests of the season for the team. On Friday, April 18, the Huskies will face Toledo (13-6, 4-3 MAC) at 11:00 a.m. On Saturday, April 19, they'll take on Eastern Michigan (12-8, 5-2 MAC) at 1:00 p.m. Both matches will be played at home on the outdoor courts at NIU.
The Huskies put in a strong performance in their last match against Cardinal Stritch on Friday, April 11. Everyone seemed to have a good day for the team, as NIU won 6-0. It was the last non-conference contest of the season for the team.
With the season winding down, NIU will soon say good-bye to two seniors on the women's tennis team. Haley Dekkinga and Ilse Pacheco will be playing their last matches with the team. Dekkinga claimed her 10th victory of the 2013-14 season against Cardinal Stritch while Pacheco has seen some play in doubles this spring.
Toledo has had fine time in conference play thus far, going 4-3. Chrissy Coffman generally handles No. 1 matches for the team. She's 10-7 in such affairs coming into the affair at NIU, and she has gone 5-5 in her last 10 matches.
Eastern Michigan will come into match at NIU with a 5-2 record in conference play. The Eagles have dropped their last two matches, both ending in 4-3. Diana Davitaia has been hot as of late, winning her last eight singles matches. She has handled most of the team's No. 2 matches, going 13-5 in those contests.
At 1-5 in the MAC this spring, the Huskies are unable to make a push this weekend and force themselves into the championship tournament. As such, the match against Eastern Michigan on Saturday will be the last of the season for the team.