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Clark looks for team to finish strong

Clark looks for team to finish strong

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

March 27, 2017


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...

Illinois women’s tennis team to play three matches in two days

Illinois women’s tennis team to play three matches in two days

By Christian Evans, Staff writer

March 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After splitting its doubleheader last Friday against Texas Tech and Saint Louis, the Illinois women’s tennis team will take on Rutgers, Maryland and Southern Illinois this weekend. The team will first host Rutgers on Saturday morning. The Scarlet Knights (5-6) have had difficulties with their s...

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Texas Tech and SLU in Friday doubleheader

Illinois women’s tennis to take on Texas Tech and SLU in Friday doubleheader

By Christian Evans, Staff writer

March 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

After a big win against Florida State, the Illinois women’s tennis team is coming back to Atkins Tennis Center to play Texas Tech and Saint Louis this weekend. Against Florida State, the team struck first with the doubles point. The doubles point will be a deciding factor this weekend. Texas...

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