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Vukic's victory highlights success night for Illinois men's tennis

By Mike Gasick

February 7, 2016


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Friday night against Notre Dame was just one of those matches for Illinois men's tennis sophomore Aleks Vukic.The Australian native took on No. 37 Quentin Monaghan of Notre Dame and swept him in a 6-0, 6-0 victory. This was the first time Vukic completed a match in which he did not giv...

Illini men’s tennis freshman Vukic on the way back to Waco

Illini men’s tennis freshman Vukic on the way back to Waco

By Christopher Kennedy

May 5, 2015


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Aleks Vukic stood surrounded by sound on Court 5 at Baylor’s Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center for the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first dual match of the season.  Fans were yelling, the Bears were heckling, and his teammates were cheering. As the freshman played the next point he looked over and ...

Illinois men’s tennis starts fast with two weekend win

By Christopher Kennedy

February 9, 2015


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The Illinois men’s tennis team played better doubles and started faster this weekend in two victories, a 7-0 sweep over No. 27 Kentucky and a 6-1 win over No. 51 Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. The Illini went 4-0 in doubles and led the in two uncompleted matches, while taking 9-of-12 first sets on th...

Improving doubles key for Illinois men’s tennis

By Christopher Kennedy

February 5, 2015


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Despite completing a thrilling comeback win over then-No. 6 North Carolina Saturday night, Illinois men’s tennis head coach Brad Dancer said that the team still has a lot of work to do. In its three dual meets against top-15 teams, No. 5 Illinois has dropped the doubles point every time and compiled ...

Illinois men’s tennis faces off against nation’s best

Illinois men’s tennis faces off against nation’s best

By Christopher Kennedy

January 29, 2015


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Last year, the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first defeats of the year came in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, when the Illini faced Duke and North Carolina in back-to-back early-season dual meets. This year, the No. 8 Illini will face the No. 11 Blue Devils and the No. 6 Tar Heels at home...

Illini set for early-season battle with Baylor

Illini set for early-season battle with Baylor

By Christopher Kennedy

January 21, 2015


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The Illinois men’s tennis team‘s season came to an end last year in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. It fell 4-0 in only its second shutout loss of the season. Both of those losses came against the same team: the Baylor Bears. Baylor was a thorn in the Illini’s side last year. Led by two...

Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

By Christopher Kennedy

December 16, 2014


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The Illinois men’s tennis team played its best tennis of the fall right at the end. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski finished out the fall season with a bang. A week after a run to the finals of the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York, juniors Guignon and Kopinski won their first ...