Created:Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:39 p.m.CST
Updated:Saturday, April 21, 2012 11:13 p.m.CST
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Women's tennis falls to Akron, hosts senior day Sunday

By NIU MEDIA RELATIONS

DeKALB — The Northern Illinois women's tennis team lost to a tough Akron team Saturday, 7-0. The Zips have lost just two matches and are the reigning Mid-American Conference Tournament Champions. The Huskies moved to 11-10 on the season with the loss.

"Akron was just too good,” said Head Coach Ryun Ferrell. “We had some chances. We just could not finish. Tomorrow will be a better day. It will be a great day to honor our seniors.”

NIU will host its senior day match on Sunday, April 22 on the West Tennis Courts at 1:00 p.m.bSeniors Sara McLaughlin and Emily Rogers will play their last regular season matches as members of the Huskies when the team takes on the Buffalo Bulls in a crucial match that will determine the seeding of both teams for the MAC Women’s Tennis Championships.

McLaughlin has racked up 26 singles victories so far in her Huskie career as well as 27 doubles wins. Rogers has 27 wins in singles play and 31 in doubles. The two have teamed up this season for eight doubles victories.

Does NIU coach Rod Carey get enough credit for NIU's season?
Yes
No