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Illinois women’s tennis fails to make NCAA tournament

Illinois women’s tennis fails to make NCAA tournament

Christian Evans, Staff writer
May 8, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team had high expectations in 2017 after having its best season since 2012 last year. In the beginning of the spring season, the team did not live up to those expectations, starting off 3-8. After losing to Oklahoma in Feb. 26, head coach Evan Clark said the team worked...

Women’s tennis falls to Ohio State in Big Ten tournament semis

Women’s tennis falls to Ohio State in Big Ten tournament semis

Christian Evans, Staff writer
May 1, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team hosted the Big Ten tournament over the weekend, defeating Maryland in the quarterfinals Friday before almost beating No. 4 Ohio State in the semis Sunday. Illinois improved to 14-12 in its win 4-2 win over Maryland, while the Terrapins dropped to 16-6. Maryland s...

Illinois faces Maryland in Big Ten tournament first round

Illinois faces Maryland in Big Ten tournament first round

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 27, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will play Maryland in the first round of the Big Ten tournament Friday. Maryland (16-5, 7-4) earned the fifth seed after having its most successful season in program history. Illinois (13-12 , 7-4) received the fourth seed after winning nine of its final 12 matches. The Illini...

Clark looks for team to finish strong

Clark looks for team to finish strong

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 20, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will face Michigan State and Michigan this weekend in its last matches before the Big Ten tournament. Illinois will travel to Michigan State on Friday. The Spartans (17-5, 7-2) are 10-1 at home and have won seven of their last eight matches. Michigan State beat Iowa in its la...

Homestand puts Illini above .500

Homestand puts Illini above .500

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team went 1-1 during its short homestand, losing to No. 4 Ohio State on Friday and beating Penn State on Sunday. In the first doubles match, the Illini lost on Court One to the Buckeyes. Ohio State’s Francesca Di Lorenzo and Miho Kowase defeated sophomore Ines Vias and se...

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for weekend homestand

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for weekend homestand

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 13, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After concluding its Big Ten road trip, the Illinois women’s tennis team will return home to play Ohio State and Penn State. Ohio State (21-2, 7-0) is ranked No. 4 in the nation and has won seven straight matches. Head coach Evan Clark said there are still things the Illini need to tighten up be...

Illinois women’s tennis defeats Indiana, Purdue

Illinois women’s tennis defeats Indiana, Purdue

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team concluded its four-game road trip last weekend, defeating Indiana on Friday and Purdue on Saturday. Illinois rebounded from its doubles performance last weekend by taking the doubles point against Indiana. Senior Alexis Casati and sophomore Daniela Pedraza Novak won ...

Men’s tennis serves shutout against Nebraska

Men’s tennis serves shutout against Nebraska

Brian Binz, Staff writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Aleks Vukic and Vuk Budic went to a tiebreaker with the doubles point on the line for the second time in two days. The two had a similar performance as they did against Iowa, defeating Nebraska’s doubles pair with a huge run at the end of the tiebreaker, winning the last five points to take it 7-3. ...

Illinois women’s tennis looks to bounce back against Indiana and Purdue

Illinois women’s tennis looks to bounce back against Indiana and Purdue

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 6, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will continue its Big Ten road trip this weekend when it faces Indiana on Friday and Purdue on Sunday. After losing the doubles point against Iowa and Nebraska, head coach Evan Clark said his team needs to play with more urgency this weekend. “In both matches...

Illinois beats Iowa, loses against Nebraska

Illinois beats Iowa, loses against Nebraska

Christian Evans, Staff writer
April 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team started off its four-game road trip Friday by beating Iowa, 5-2. The Illini victory increased their win streak to five matches and their record to 9-9 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Hawkeyes fell to 13-4 overall and 3-2 in conference play. While Iowa lost the matc...

Illinois women’s tennis team riding winning streak heading into conference play

Illinois women’s tennis team riding winning streak heading into conference play

Christian Evans, Staff writer
March 30, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After beating all three opponents Illinois women’s tennis faced this past weekend, the team is currently on a four-match winning streak. Head coach Evan Clark attributed his team’s recent success to its ability to execute in important situations. “We have gotten some confidence,” Clark said....

Kwong named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Kwong named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 29, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Illinois senior Louise Kwong earned the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week honor Tuesday, coming off a 5-0 weekend on the court. Kwong clinched the Illini’s 5-2 win over No. 33 Maryland on Sunday with her defeat of Alexandra Stanova at No. 1 singles. She bounced back from losing the first...

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