NCAA Womens Tennis

Women’s Tennis Wins Fourth Straight Match Over Northwestern


URBANA, Ill. – The Fighting Illini women’s tennis team won its fourth straight match over Northwestern with Saturday’s 5-1 win from Atkins Tennis Center. The Orange and Blue climbed to 8-1 in home matches with the victory.

“This was one of those moments where you are just really happy for your team,” began head coach Evan Clark. “Our team works very hard, and they care tremendously, so it’s fun to see them have success as a group in a big match setting.

“It hasn’t been easy for the squad this year, but they have really continued to grow and find ways to win no matter the circumstances. We feel like our best tennis is still ahead of us and this win will certainly provide another notch of confidence to our belt.”

No. 41 Illinois improves to 12-6 on the season and 4-1 in league play with Saturday’s win over Northwestern.

No. 37 Northwestern moved to 13-5 overall including a 4-1 mark in Big Ten play with the loss.

Northwestern took the doubles point to open the match. The Wildcats earned wins at No. 3 and No. 1, respectively while action at No. 2 was tied at 5-5 and went unfinished.

The first singles match in the books belonged to the Illini as Kasia Treiber earned a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles. Both of her sets were tied at 3-3 before she won the last three games of each. Treiber is now 8-7 in dual singles play.

Kida Ferrari was the next singles match to conclude as the junior won a 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 decision at No. 5. After working out to a 2-2 tie in the third set, Ferrari won three straight games en route to the victory. Ferrari is now 8-3 on the dual season.

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