The Official Home of University of Illinois Athletics

    Women's Tennis

    Illini Drop 4-3 Decision at Wichita State
    The Illini return to action next weekend at home

    The Illini return to action next weekend at home


    WICHITA, Kan. - The Fighting Illini women's tennis team suffered a 4-3 loss to Wichita State Sunday afternoon at Wichita Country Club. Kopinski/Casati picked up the lone doubles win, defeating Kovalova/Blaskova 6-3. 

    "Hats off to Wichita State," said head coach Michelle Dasso. "They are a feisty, well coached group that capitalized on our injuries and illness today. Doubles is so key in college tennis and we simply need to find a way to put the first point on the board."

    The Orange and Blue battled in doubles, with Kopinski/Casati picking up their win, and Falkin/Boone and Kedzierski/Kwong falling 6-3 6-4, respectively.

    The Illini started strong in singles, with Louise Kwong quickly defeating Veronika Blaskova 6-2, 6-1. Melissa Kopinski then dropped her match against Julia Schiller 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. Alexis Casati kept the Illini in the running with a 3-6, 6-4, 10-2 win over Lucia Kovalova. Allison Falkin continued the upward trend with a win over Rebecca Pedrazzi 2-6, 7-5, 13-11. Unfortunately for Illinois, Jerricka Boone and Julia Jamieson could not continue the streak and lost 7-6 (7-4) 6-2, and 6-1, 6-3, respectively.


    The Illini return to action against Wake Forest Saturday, Feb. 15 at noon at the Atkins Tennis Center.

    Wichita State 4, #42 Illinois 3


    1. Jula Schiller (WSU) def. Melissa Kopinski (ILL) 6-4, 4-6, 10-6

    2. Allison Falkin (ILL) def. Rebecca Pedrazzi (WSU) 2-6, 7-5, 13-11

    3. Alexis Casati (ILL) def. Lucia Kovalova (WSU) 3-6, 6-4, 10-2

    4. Abby Stevens (WSU) def. Jerricka Boone (ILL) 7-6 (7-4) 6-2

    5. Louise Kwong (ILL) def. Veronika Blaskova (WSU) 6-2, 6-1

    6. Montse Fernandez (WSU) def. Julia Jamieson (ILL) 6-1, 6-3



    1. Kopinski/Casati (ILL) def. Kovalova/Blaskova (WSU) 6-3

    2. Pedrazzi/Fernandez (WSU) def. Boone/Falkin (ILL) 6-3

    3. Stevens/Schiller (WSU) def. Kedzierski/Kwong (ILL)6-4


    Order of finish: Doubles (1,2,3); Singles (5,1,3,2,4,6)

    Illinois Athletics

    Top Videos

    See more videos


    Follow Us On Twitter


    University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics

    Bielfeldt Athletic Administration Building
    1700 S. Fourth Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    217-333-3630 | E-Mail Us