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Illinois men’s tennis begins season with MLK Invitational

Illinois men’s tennis begins season with MLK Invitational

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
January 17, 2017
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The Illinois men's tennis team kicked off its season with a trip to Atlanta to compete in the Martin Luther King Jr. Invitational. Columbia, Georgia Tech and Georgia all participated in the Invitational. The No. 17 Illini took on the No. 5 Bulldogs for their first match of the season. Juniors Aleks... Read more »

Aron Hiltzik takes fighter’s mindset to the tennis court

Aron Hiltzik takes fighter’s mindset to the tennis court

Meghan Rest, Staff writer
November 30, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Illinois' Aron Hiltzik has always been a talented tennis player, but in order to reach where he is now, something had to change: his mindset. Instead of thinking like a tennis player, he is now thinking like an MMA fighter. “I’ve been using a bit of a motivator from MMA fighters,” Hiltzik... Read more »

Illinois recruits five-star and four-star for 2017

Illinois recruits five-star and four-star for 2017

Meghan Rest, Contributing writer
November 14, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

By now Illinois' 2017 signee Alex Brown is familiar with the chemistry on the men’s tennis team: He’s already faced off against one of his future teammates. In August, Brown fell to freshman Aleks Kovacevic in the quarter-qualifying round of the USTA B18 National Championships. But that match... Read more »

Hiltzik heads to professional tournament in Houston

Hiltzik heads to professional tournament in Houston

Meghan Rest, Contributing writer
October 10, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Junior Aron Hiltzik may not have walked away from the Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Tournament with a singles title, but he did get a chance to prepare for the Texas Tamale Houston Cup at Rice University this week. Despite not getting as far as last year, associate coach Marcos Asse... Read more »

Two Illini remain in ITA All-American Championship Tournament

Meghan Rest, Contributing writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Two Illinois men's tennis players remain in the ITA All-American Championship tournament in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Senior Julian Childers will participate in his first match Monday in the singles qualifying round while junior Alex Hiltzik will compete Thursday in the singles main draw. A pool of five Illini... Read more »

Illinois men’s tennis prepares for another successful season

Illinois men’s tennis prepares for another successful season

Mike Gasick, Assistant sports editor
August 24, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Top Stories

The Illinois men's tennis team, coming off a successful 2016 spring campaign, was led by by Aleks Vukic and Jared Hiltzik last season. But fans will be unable to watch the graduated Hiltzik at Atkins Tennis Center this season. Hiltzik's career came to a close in the round of 16 in the NCAA Men's... Read more »

There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

May 8, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After a match against Michigan two weeks ago at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illinois men’s tennis team celebrated its two seniors on the team, but one player didn’t feel like that match would be the last at the complex. Jared Hiltzik said he felt that he and his team would host a regional site. ... Read more »

Illini men’s tennis look to continue winning ways against struggling Hawkeyes

Illini men’s tennis look to continue winning ways against struggling Hawkeyes

Alex Wallner, Staff writer
April 6, 2016
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

After four straight matches at home, the No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis teamRB is set for a weekend on the road in Iowa City, Iowa. The Illini (13-7, 4-1) will take on the No. 63 Hawkeyes. Iowa (9-10, 1-4) RBhas lost its last two contests, both to ranked opponents. The Hawkeyes were swept by then... Read more »

Meet your new Illinois athletic director: Josh Whitman

Michal Dwojak, Staff writer
February 18, 2016
Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Golf, Gymnastics, Gymnastics, Soccer, Softball, Sports, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Tennis, Track & Field, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

Now that the University of Illinois has announced that Josh Whitman will be the school’s next athletic director, it’s a good time to learn who the new leader of Illinois athletics is. Whitman’s ties to Illinois started in 1997 when he first lined up at tight end for Ron Turner. He finish... Read more »