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WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU’s breakout tennis star

WATCH: Sunjic shines as NKU's breakout tennis star

Mike Canizales, Reporter

April 26, 2018

Born in Split, Croatia, Margita Sunjic moved to the United States in order to pursue a better opportunity for herself in the world of tennis. Since her arrival, Sunjic has won multiple awards for NKU, including Freshman of the Year and Horizon League Player of the Year twice. 

Horizon League Player of the year Sunjic looks to lead Norse to Horizon League tournament

Taylor Culbertson

Mike Canizales, Reporter

February 21, 2018

The NKU women’s tennis team opened the new season with a 4-0 loss to the Kentucky Wildcats, who are ranked no. 21. Despite the stumble, excitement around the team may have never been higher leading into the Spring. Brian Nester, the head coach, attributed this excitement both the returning players ...

VIDEO: Foreign-born tennis players find family at NKU

NKU women's tennis player Klara Skopac.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

April 28, 2016

When a late winter chill arrived at Northern Kentucky University, the Norse tennis teams made the trip to a warm, indoor facility to continue practices and matches.It was a far different experience growing up for Klara Skopac. In her home country of Croatia, even the indoor courts didn’t provide an escap...

SPORTS ROUNDUP: Fall tennis season wraps up at ITA Regionals

NKU's Mate Virag and his teammates competed in the ITA Regionals, wrapping up the fall tennis season.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

October 23, 2015

The NKU men's and women's tennis teams wrapped up fall play last weekend at the ITA Ohio Valley Regionals.On the men's side, Mate Virag and Lukas Clemens lost their second round doubles match to Alex Gornet and Jeffrey Brown from Louisville.NKU picked up some consolation victories on Saturday. Jody M...

Women’s tennis takes two singles crowns at GCCI

Danielle Donahue was the champion of flight four Saturday at the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational tennis tournament in Mason, Ohio.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 21, 2015

MASON, Ohio -- Two members of the NKU women’s tennis team won singles events Saturday at the Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Invitational at the Lindner Family Tennis Center and the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club.Danielle Donahue opened Saturday with a win over Morehead State’s Alek Savic in the sem...

Women’s tennis hopes for success in Horizon League

NKU women's tennis player Hailey Shanahan.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 17, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky -- The women’s tennis team hopes a lineup including seven returners, a standout transfer and three players from overseas will be the right mix in a new league.NKU fall season is underway. The Norse opened the Fall season with a 7-0 victory Wednesday at home against Thomas More....

Women’s tennis opens fall season with 7-0 win

NKU junior Klara Skopac was a 6-0, 6-0 winner in her debut for the Norse women's tennis team Wednesday against Thomas More. NKU defeated Thomas More 7-0 at the Joyce E. Yeager Tennis Complex.

Matt Sexton, Sports Editor

September 17, 2015

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS -- In the first match of the fall season, the women's tennis team Wednesday had no trouble dispatching Thomas More, winning 7-0 at the Joyce E. Yeager Tennis Complex.NKU (1-0) dropped just five games in six singles matches and just three games in three doubles matches. They swept the...

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