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Support NU Women's Tennis


Under head coach Claire Pollard, the Wildcats have been one of the most dominant programs in Big Ten history, claiming a conference regular-season and/or tournament title 16 straight years from 1999-2014.


"Women's Tennis at NU has always been known for its commitment to championships and the mentality it takes to get there. A great work ethic in the classroom and on the courts are what we are all about."

—Claire Pollard, Head Coach




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    The impact of your annual support:

  • Funds travel to ensure a competitive national schedule and allow the team to be ranked as highly as possible
  • Allows the coaches to recruit nationally and internationally and bring the best players to campus
  • Allows the players to play with the best rackets, string and grips, and to customize a player's rackets when appropriate

Season Highlights from 2019:

  • Northwestern advanced to NCAA Tournament play for the 24th-straight year
  • Julie Byrne and Clarissa Hand were named to the All-Big Ten Team
  • Clarissa Hand was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Lee Or earned Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award
  • Clarissa Hand advanced to the second round in the NCAA Singles Championships