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Illinois men’s tennis Aleks Vukic earns weekly Big Ten honor

Illinois men’s tennis Aleks Vukic earns weekly Big Ten honor

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
March 29
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

For the third time this season, Aleks Vukic was named the Big Ten Men's Tennis Athlete of the Week. The junior is coming off four singles match victories against ranked opponents — three ranked in the top-15. Ranked No. 20 himself, Vukic handed TCU's No. 3 Cameron Norrie his first loss of the...

Illinois men’s tennis drops two matches out west

Illinois men’s tennis drops two matches out west

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
March 28
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The No. 25 Illinois men's tennis team wrapped up its west coast road trip Monday by falling to Stanford, 4-2. The Illini also dropped their contest to the Golden Bears in a 4-3 match Saturday. California's No. 4 doubles pair of Filip Bergevi and Florian Lakat toppled Illinois’ No. 23 duo of juniors Aron Hiltzik and Aleks Vu...

Illinois spring break sports briefs

Illinois spring break sports briefs

Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor
March 27
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling

Although the Illinois men's and women's basketball teams made news over spring break, other Illini sports competed during the break. Here is a rundown of some of the headlines Illini athletes made last week. Martinez loses title to Penn State in NCAA championship Junior Isaiah Martinez fell to...

Vukic’s upset victory not enough for Illinois men’s tennis

Vukic’s upset victory not enough for Illinois men’s tennis

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
March 23
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The Illinois men’s tennis team fell to No. 19 TCU, 5-2 Wednesday night. The Illini are now 9-6 this season. The Horned Frogs dominated the Illini in doubles. The duo of juniors Aron Hiltzik and Aleks Vukic fell to TCU senior Jerry Lopez and Norrie on Court One. Guillermo Nunez and Alex Rybakov also d...

Tiley leaves legacy for Illinois men’s tennis program

Tiley leaves legacy for Illinois men’s tennis program

Cole Henke, Staff writer
March 16
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA — In 1992, Craig Tiley walked into former Director of Athletics Ron Guenther’s office with a plan. This plan explicitly laid out every step Tiley would take as head coach of the Illinois men’s tennis program. But Tiley also had a short version. “I said what we are going to do, ...

Illinois begins to improve, now 2-1 in the Big Ten

Illinois begins to improve, now 2-1 in the Big Ten

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
March 6
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The No. 23 Illinois men’s tennis team didn’t begin its conference play the way it had wanted, falling 4-3 to Purdue on Wednesday. However, the team responded with dominant performances against No. 16 Northwestern and Texas Tech this weekend. The Illini are now 2-1 in the Big Ten and 9-5 overa...

First home double header brings mixed results, concerns coaches

First home double header brings mixed results, concerns coaches

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
February 27
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

No. 19 Illinois blanked Northern Illinois University 4-0 Friday afternoon, but fell to No. 21 Kentucky later in the evening at Atkins Tennis Center. The Illini are now 6-4 on the season. The doubleheader began with NIU, where the Illini saw improvements in doubles right away. Juniors Aron Hiltzik...

Illinois men’s tennis ready for matches with NIU and UK

Illinois men’s tennis ready for matches with NIU and UK

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
February 24
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After a week off, the No. 19 Illini are ready to face off against Northern Illinois and Kentucky in a double header at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday. Illinois is 5-2 so far this season, with its most recent loss coming against No. 1 Virginia. The squad also boasts two top-30 ranked players, No....

Illinois men’s tennis splits Tuesday’s doubleheader

Illinois men’s tennis splits Tuesday’s doubleheader

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
February 16
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week Aleks Vukic scored Illinois’ lone point against No. 1 Virginia at a doubleheader Tuesday in Charlottesville, Virginia. Illinois swept William and Mary in the morning 4-0, but struggled against Virginia. The Cavaliers started off with doubles points and won the...

Illinois men’s tennis earns first Big Ten win against Indiana

Illinois men’s tennis earns first Big Ten win against Indiana

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
February 12
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The Illinois men’s tennis team started conference play this weekend by breaking Indiana’s seven-match winning streak at home and later picking up a victory over Notre Dame. Illinois now has a 4-2. The Hoosiers took an early lead Friday night at the Atkins tennis center. Antonio Cembellin...

Illinois men’s tennis opens conference play Friday

Illinois men’s tennis opens conference play Friday

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
February 9
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The Illinois men’s tennis team will conclude a three week home stretch on Friday as the team faces off against Indiana. Illinois has a season record of 2-2, while Indiana is 6-0 on the season with notable wins against Dartmouth, Ball State and Eastern Illinois. The Hoosiers most recent victory is a 5...

Illinois men’s tennis bounces back against Duke, falls to UNC

Illinois men’s tennis bounces back against Duke, falls to UNC

February 6
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Although the Illinois men’s tennis team concluded this weekend with a loss to No. 7 North Carolina and a tied season record (2-2), Illinois' weekend highlight was a comeback victory against Duke. On Friday, the Illini found themselves down against Duke after falling in doubles competition i...

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