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Doubles matches pose different challenges

Doubles matches pose different challenges

By Nithin Reddy, Contributing writer

November 6, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

While singles matches often receive more attention, the doubles portion of competitions still have value, especially in the college game. Winning a match in doubles can make a difference when it comes to crowning a conference and even a national champion. Some consider doubles to be a completely d...

Kovacevic shines in ITA Midwest Regionals

Kovacevic shines in ITA Midwest Regionals

By Nithin Reddy, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Over the weekend, the Illinois men’s tennis team competed in the ITA Midwest Regional at Notre Dame University and had its best showing of the year, punctuated by junior Aleks Kovacevic winning the men’s Singles Title. While Kovacevic and sophomore Caleb Chakravarthi struggled in doubles play, lo...

Squad splits in three to play nationwide

By Nithin Reddy, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

During the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first action-packed weekend of the year, the Illini split their squad into three tournaments: the Milwaukee Tennis Classic, the Oracle ITA Masters in Malibu, CA, and the Ivy Plus Invitational at Princeton University.  In the three tournaments, the Illini dealt w...

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Golf, Golf, Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

For the Illinois soccer, men’s golf and men’s tennis teams, the fall serves as a chance to shake the off-season rust. While the men’s tennis team starts up this coming weekend, the Illinois soccer and men’s golf teams are in full swing. Soccer Illinois soccer kicked off their regular Big Ten seaso...

Men finish second in Big Ten, women lose in semifinals

Men finish second in Big Ten, women lose in semifinals

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

After an opening-round victory over Minnesota, the Illinois women’s tennis team was unable to continue its winning ways, as it fell in the semifinals to Michigan. The Wolverines opened the match by securing the doubles point, as the sophomore duo of Lera Patiuk and Chiara Lommer defeated the Illin...

Illini crush Wolverines

Illini crush Wolverines

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

WWhile it did not come easily, the Illinois men’s tennis team secured a 4-2 victory Saturday against Michigan. The Wolverines jumped out to an early lead, securing the doubles point after Harrison Brown and Alex Knight defeated Illinois’ freshman duo of Alex Brown and Caleb Chakravarthi, 6-3. The...

Illinois tennis takes down No. 15 Duke, No. 11 Florida at ITA Championships

Illinois tennis takes down No. 15 Duke, No. 11 Florida at ITA Championships

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The No. 10-ranked Illinois men’s tennis team found itself in a familiar situation on Saturday at the ITA Championships in Seattle, Washington. The Illini had dropped their opener on Friday against No. 7 UCLA, having struggled to establish momentum early and losing the doubles point before ultima...

Men’s tennis takes down No. 23 California, falls to No. 5 Stanford

Men’s tennis takes down No. 23 California, falls to No. 5 Stanford

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

The weekend brought with it marquee matchups for the Illinois men’s tennis team. The Illini swept No. 23 California 4-0 on Friday, but were unable to replicate their success on Saturday, as the team was defeated 4-2 by No. 5 Stanford at Atkins Tennis Center. Against California, Illinois captured...

Men’s tennis splits the weekend

Men’s tennis splits the weekend

By Tatiania Perry, Assistant sports editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Men’s tennis split the weekend with a win on Friday against Duke and a loss to No. 3 North Carolina 4-3 Saturday night. Freshmen duo Alex Brown and Caleb Chakravarthi continued their winning streak with a 6-3 win, and sophomores Zeke Clark and Aleks Kovacevic followed with a victory of their own to ...

Anderson’s US Open final appearance marks milestone for Illinois tennis

Anderson’s US Open final appearance marks milestone for Illinois tennis

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Former Illini tennis player Kevin Anderson's unlikely run to the US Open final was significant in more ways than one. For starters, the 31-year-old South African native broke through for his first career Grand Slam final. That feat alone is impressive, and although Anderson has been successful...

Anderson’s U.S. Open performance will have a major impact on the tennis world

September 14, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

Kevin Anderson's run to the U.S. Open Final is hands down one of the greatest accomplishments by an Illinois athlete ever. The University has had great athletes go on to do great things in their respective sports, but none of their accomplishments — except Paralympian Tatyana McFadden's career domi...

Drake to take on Illinois in NCAA first round

Drake to take on Illinois in NCAA first round

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

May 3, 2017


Filed under Men's Sports, Sports, Tennis

For the Illinois men’s tennis team, last year’s campaign ended in the second round of the NCAA tournament against Mississippi State. This year, the Illini will look to improve on that season starting May 12 against Drake. The Bulldogs hail from Des Moines, Iowa, where they’ve been for 136 years....

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