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Men’s tennis competes in international tournament

Men’s tennis competes in international tournament

By Jackson Janes, Contributing Writer

October 9, 2019

Senior Zeke Clark competed at the Norman Open Series Men's 25k this weekend, picking up three wins over the course of the tournament. Clark entered the meet following a strong season debut in Milwaukee at the end of September. With a $25,000 prize at stake, Clark began the international tournament ...

Illini bring home 16 wins from California, Georgia

Illini bring home 16 wins from California, Georgia

By Jackson Janes, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

Five players were in action across the country this weekend for the Illini, accumulating 16 wins over four days of competition at the Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, California, and the Southern Intercollegiate Championships in Athens, Georgia. Junior Alex Brown made his season debut and was the lone Illi...

Illini compete in Wisconsin, Indiana

Illini compete in Wisconsin, Indiana

By Jackson Janes, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2019

This past weekend, five Illinois tennis players competed in two different meets in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and in South Bend, Indiana, to open up the fall season. The players played a combined 21 games and racked up a total of nine wins over three days of competition. Redshirt freshman and five-star rec...

Illini to make most of fall semester

Illini to make most of fall semester

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

September 12, 2019

The men’s tennis team is no stranger to success. But after finishing second at the Big Ten Championship and sending two athletes to the NCAA tournament, the Illini are focused on one thing this fall: Making the most out of opportunities.   While Illinois’ regular tennis season doesn’t officially ...

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

Big Ten recognizes UI athletes’ academics

By Hannah Preston, Interim editor-in-chief

May 30, 2019

On Wednesday, 1,824 students were named to the spring Big Ten Academic All-Conference team, eligibility determined by varsity-team status, full-time student status and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. From the University, a total of 73 spring student-athletes were selected. Baseball David Craan Casey D...

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

Illini make school history at NCAA tournaments

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

May 26, 2019

Kovacevic carries best NCAA tournament run since 2007 The Illini men’s and women’s tennis teams had successful spring seasons, and junior Aleks Kovacevic advanced to the Final Four in the NCAA men’s singles tennis championships. Kovacevic became an All-American Tuesday as he advanced to th...

Men’s tennis advances to tournament finals

Men’s tennis advances to tournament finals

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 29, 2019

The No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis team won its first two matches of the Big Ten tournament to advance to the finals. The Illini started the tournament off against the Boilermakers, the tournament’s No. 10 seed. After an easy 4-0 win in the regular season, Illinois struggled against Purdue on Frid...

Big Ten Tournament Tennis Preview

Big Ten Tournament Tennis Preview

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

On Friday, the Illini men’s tennis team will travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where they’ll compete in the Big Ten Tournament. After an impressive 10-1 record in conference play, the Illini will attempt to claim the 2019 Big Ten Tournament title. Illinois enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed, ...

Kovacevic aces academics, athletics

Kovacevic aces academics, athletics

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

With a 7-5, 6-2 victory against Iowa Hawkeyes’ Kareen Allaf last Sunday, junior Aleks Kovacevic won his 12th consecutive singles match. So far, the Illini remains 12-0 since the start of 2019 and has defeated six ranked opponents during that stretch. He also remains undefeated against Big Ten opponents in h...

Illini fall to Wildcats, Tar Heels

Illini fall to Wildcats, Tar Heels

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 13, 2019

The No. 14 Illinois men’s tennis team clinched its third-straight dual victory of the spring Friday night, but suffered its first loss of the season Saturday at the Atkins Tennis Center. Illinois was on fire against Kentucky (4-3), and crushed the Wildcats 4-1 Friday night. However, the team’...

Illini gain momentum before Wednesday match

Illini gain momentum before Wednesday match

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

February 4, 2019

The No. 15-ranked Illinois men’s tennis team toppled Duke at home Friday night 6-1 in the team’s spring season opener. The Illini now move to 18-7 overall and lead the all-time series against the Blue Devils. Junior Aleks Kovacevic and sophomore Caleb Chakravarthi led the Illini with back-to-back 6-2 si...

Kovacevic shines in MLK Invitational

Kovacevic shines in MLK Invitational

By Nithin Reddy, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

The Illinois men’s tennis team finished its action before the dual season starts by competing in the MLK Invitational in Atlanta. The tournament was one of the strongest of the season, but for head coach Brad Dancer, there’s still room for improvement. “We’re doing some good things and guys ...

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