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Illinois women’s tennis ready to take on Arkansas and Oklahoma

Illinois women’s tennis ready to take on Arkansas and Oklahoma

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 23
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After losing 6-1 against Northwestern on Sunday, the Illinois women’s tennis team has Arkansas next on its schedule this Friday. Arkansas (8-2) has won five straight matches and has moved up to No. 27 in the latest ITA Rankings. Head coach Evan Clark said the team is ready for the challenge. “Arkansas is a real...

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first win against Northwestern since 2004

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first win against Northwestern since 2004

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 16
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team is looking to defeat Northwestern for the first time in over in a decade. After losing to the Wildcats 4-3 last year, the Illini will head to Evanston, Illinois, on Sunday. Louise Kwong, Alexis Casati and Ines Vias all dropped singles matches to the Wildcats. Kwong...

Illini go 2-1 on weekend, beat Middle Tennessee, Eastern Illinois

Illini go 2-1 on weekend, beat Middle Tennessee, Eastern Illinois

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

Illinois women's tennis head coach Evan Clark told his team to not overlook its next matchup with Middle Tennessee. The Illini listened, defeating the Blue Raiders, 6-1 on Friday, earning the doubles point and winning all but one singles match. Illinois improved to 2-4 with the win, while Middle...

Illinois women’s tennis not overlooking Middle Tennessee

Illinois women’s tennis not overlooking Middle Tennessee

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 9
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team is coming off two losses against top-15 teams in the nation. The team will play this weekend against a Middle Tennessee team that is unranked, just like the Illini. Head coach Evan Clark said to get a win against Middle Tennessee, the team will have to execute its...

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Auburn this weekend

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Auburn this weekend

Christian Evans, Staff writer
February 2
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After splitting the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Athens, Georgia, the Illinois women’s tennis team is heading back home for a matchup against Auburn this weekend. While the team lost against No. 5 Georgia in the last match of Kickoff Weekend, head coach Evan Clark said there are positives to take from ...

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first victory of spring season

Illinois women’s tennis looks for first victory of spring season

Christian Evans, Staff writer
January 26
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will head to Athens, Georgia, this weekend to face off against Georgia State in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Illinois dropped its first two matches of the spring season to Alabama and Washington, but Head Coach Evan Clark still has optimism going forward. Clark said ...

Women’s tennis looks to spring season

Women’s tennis looks to spring season

Christian Evans, Staff writer
December 12
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Editor’s note: At the time of publication, Women’s Tennis had completed it’s fall season but has a spring season ahead. After having its best season since 2012 last year, the Illinois women’s tennis team had high expectations for the 2016-2017 season. Most notably among those players were sophomore Ines ...

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for final fall match

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for final fall match

Christian Evans, Contributing writer
November 4
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will compete in its final match before spring play when it travels to South Bend, Indiana, this weekend to compete in the Notre Dame Invite. Head coach Evan Clark said that the team hopes to establish momentum to prepare itself for Big Ten play. “We played really we...

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for Big Ten foes

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for Big Ten foes

Christian Evans, Contributing writer
October 21
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Illinois women’s tennis had an impressive Purdue Invite to start the year, giving the team confidence before its first regional tournament this Thursday in East Lansing, Michigan. Sophomore Jaclyn Switkes and senior Madie Baillon won one of the two double’s flights, while senior Alexis Casati an...

Women’s tennis heads to first invite of the season

Women’s tennis heads to first invite of the season

Christian Evans, Contributing writer
October 7
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team will play in its first invite of the season Friday at Purdue in West Lafayette, Indiana. “It’s a flighted tournament and the obvious goal is always to win those,” head coach Evan Clark said. “That’s what makes the fall unique. It’s the one time where it is...

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for another successful season

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for another successful season

Tim Griffin, Staff writer
August 23
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team is looking to build off one of their most productive seasons since 2012. The Illini already made strides over the summer, officially naming Evan Clark the head coach in June. Clark has been with the Illini since December 2014, when he started as an assista...

Illini women’s tennis cap off strong spring season

May 8
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis ended its season in a Big Ten tournament semifinals loss against  highly-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Michigan. But despite their season ending early, the Illini still finished with an impressive spring record. After parting ways with longtime head coach Michelle...

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