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NIU's Youel earns weekly MAC tennis honor

Published: Friday, March 21, 2014 12:39 a.m. CDT

Northern Illinois University junior Nelle Youel has been named Mid-American Conference Women's Tennis Singles Player of the Week for her efforts in two matches over spring break.

The Huskies began play with a match at Brenau on March 10 in Gainesville, Ga., and Youel defeated Dominika Jasova, 6-1, 6-2, in the No. 1 singles match.

The next day, NIU played Georgia Gwinnett and Youel beat previously undefeated Valeria Podda, 6-4, 6-2.

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