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Nelle Youel wins weekly MAC tennis honor

March 21, 2014
Nelle Youel

Nelle Youel

Nelle Youel has been named MAC Women’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week for her efforts in two matches over spring break. The Huskies were down in Georgia over spring break, and Youel did not disappoint on the trip.

The Huskies began play March 10 with a match at Brenau in Gainesville, Ga. Youel faced Dominika Jasova in the No. 1. She made quick work of the Tigers’ top player, winning 6-1, 6-2. NIU would go on to win the match at Brenau, 6-1.

On March 11, the Huskies traveled to Atlanta to face the Georgia Gwinnett Grizzlies. Youel was tasked with facing Valeria Podda here, who hadn’t lost a match all year coming into the affair. Youel handed the Grizzly her first defeat, as the Crystal Lake, Ill. native won 6-4, 6-2.

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