NIU's Youel earns weekly MAC tennis honor

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.