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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
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...

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 baseball continues home woes against Bradley

Illinois baseball continues home woes against Bradley

Stephen Cohn, Staff writer
March 28
Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

Illinois third baseman Trent Hammond already had two hits Tuesday evening, and he had a chance to tie up the game with his third. Instead, the senior struck out swinging with runners on second and third base to end the game, a 2-0 loss to Bradley at home. The Illini's inability to break through with...

Illinois wrestling Martinez falls short of third consecutive title

Illinois wrestling Martinez falls short of third consecutive title

Brian Binz, Staff writer
March 28
Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Wrestling

The match started like any other one for Isaiah Martinez. However, it quickly shifted to unfamiliar territory. Martinez began by taking down Penn State's Vincenzo Joseph on Saturday, March 18, and gaining a 2-0 advantage. However, the Penn State freshman rallied with an escape and a takedown and enter...

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...

New location, same results for Illinois baseball over spring break

New location, same results for Illinois baseball over spring break

Thomas Polcyn, Staff writer
March 27
Filed under Baseball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Prior to spring break, Illinois baseball head coach Dan Hartleb said that he and his team were excited to play their first home games of the season. Hartleb went on to say that he thought the familiar surroundings and having the home fans behind them would provide the Illini with a boost. But,...

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 27
Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women's tennis team defeated both Maryland and Southern Illinois Carbondale on Sunday, ending with three wins over the weekend. The first win came against Rutgers on Saturday. Illinois captured the doubles point with doubles pair Alexis Casati and Daniela Pedraza Novak taking down...

Fahey hopes to accomplish even more with Illinois women’s basketball

Fahey hopes to accomplish even more with Illinois women’s basketball

James Boyd, Staff writer
March 27
Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

Over the course of its 43-year history, Illinois women’s basketball has won 604 games. The Illini’s new head coach, Nancy Fahey, is the quickest coach to reach 600 wins in NCAA history. She accomplished the feat at Washington University, a Division III school in St. Louis, during her 31 years...

Underwood and Illinois retain Walker on staff

Underwood and Illinois retain Walker on staff

Matt Gertsmeier, Columnist
March 27
Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Illinois men's basketball has retained Jamall Walker as a member of its coaching staff. Walker spent the last five seasons as an assistant coach for John Groce’s staff at Illinois. When Groce was fired March 11, Walker was promoted to interim head coach and led Illinois to a 2-1 record in the National...

Illini softball opens conference play 3-0 after sweeping Iowa

Illini softball opens conference play 3-0 after sweeping Iowa

Erich Fisher, Staff writer
March 27
Filed under Softball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Senior Breanna Wonderly’s dominant pitching led the Illinois softball team to a 3-0 sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa. In the first game of the series, Wonderly pitched the 12th no-hitter in program history, helping the team to a 8-0 wins. The only batter to reach base...

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...

Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor
March 24
Filed under Golf, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illinois men's golf team breezed through its first two rounds, taking an eight-stroke lead into Tuesday’s final round at the Lone Star Invitational in San Antonio. Oklahoma, however, cruised through its last round, passing up the Illini and finishing at 40-under for the tournament. Illinoi...

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