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Freshman Duong leads Illini with title at Thunderbird Invite

Freshman Duong leads Illini with title at Thunderbird Invite

By Satvik Sethia, Contributing writer

November 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team finished off their landmark season strongly in Arizona, where they took part in the Arizona State University Thunderbird Invite. Emilee Duong, the Illini freshman who has impressed all season, placed first in the competition. The fall slate saw welcome changes and posit...

Illinois women’s tennis freshmen impress at ITA Midwest Regionals

Illinois women’s tennis freshmen impress at ITA Midwest Regionals

By Satvik Sethia, Contributing writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team went into the ITA Midwest Regionals with an optimistic mindset, especially given its solid record in the last few tournaments and the addition of four freshmen to the program. Head coach Evan Clark described the weekend as the highest accomplishment in the team’...

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for ITA Regional tournament

Illinois women’s tennis prepares for ITA Regional tournament

By Satvik Sethia, Staff writer

October 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Despite dropping two of its last three regular season games last spring, the Illinois women's tennis team has high hopes for the upcoming year. Head coach Evan Clark was optimistic about the fall season's upcoming matches, and he did not put much weight on the team's most recent results. "We're ...

Illinois women’s tennis fails to make NCAA tournament

Illinois women’s tennis fails to make NCAA tournament

By 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

By 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

By Christian Evans, Staff writer

April 26, 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

By Christian Evans, Staff writer

April 19, 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 16, 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 12, 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 9, 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 9, 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 5, 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...

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