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Bulldog Classic to be a performance indicator for women’s tennis

Bulldog Classic to be a performance indicator for women’s tennis

By Gabby Vazquez, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Bulldog Classic is known as a “hidden dual” for the women’s tennis teams at Vanderbilt, Wake Forest Georgia and Illinois. The Illinois team is set to compete in the doubles round in the morning and singles in the afternoon. As far as recent performances, the Illini didn’t compete the w...

First tournament an ‘eye-opening’ experience for women’s tennis

First tournament an ‘eye-opening’ experience for women’s tennis

By Gabby Vazquez, Contributing Writer

October 10, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Tennis, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team concluded its first tournament of the fall season at the ITA Riviera All-American Championships in Azusa, California this weekend. The Riviera Tennis Club has hosted the All-American Championships for 34 years and has been a staple on the Illini's fall calendar. ...

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...

Illinois wins Blue Gray National Tennis Classic

Illinois wins Blue Gray National Tennis Classic

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

Illinois freshman Asuka Kawai survived a long, three-set match, ripping backhand after backhand during the final rally to defeat Wake Forest’s No. 33 Emma Davis 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 and deliver the No. 5 Illini women’s tennis team a 4-3 win over the No. 10 Demon Deacons. Kawai, throwing her racket to the side, was ...

Illinois women’s tennis mounts upset over no. 11 Texas

Illinois women’s tennis mounts upset over no. 11 Texas

February 5, 2018


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

On Friday night, Illinois women’s tennis made a statement with its upset against NCAA No. 11 Texas.  Illinois beat Florida State and Eastern Illinois back-to-back last weekend. It was evident that they had continued to build on those wins and had improved their doubles play after losing the doubl...

Illini women start dual match season with doubleheader victory

Illini women start dual match season with doubleheader victory

By Satvik Sethia, Staff writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illini women’s tennis team opened its season against both Florida State and Eastern Illinois on Sunday at the Atkins Tennis Centre and emerged on top after both encounters. Illinois started off with three doubles games against Florida State, winning two of three to get the doubles point. Seni...

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...

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