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Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

Illinois men's tennis extends winning streak with wins over Iowa and Nebraska

By Alex Wallner

April 10, 2016


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The red-hot, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis team extended its five-match winning streak to seven this weekend against No. 63 Iowa and unranked Nebraskamk.With the two victories, the Illini improved to 15-7 overall and 6-1 in the Big Ten, setting up a much-anticipated matchup with No. 2...

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

By Alex Wallner

April 3, 2016


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Sunday afternoon, No. 15 Illinois men’s tennis played not one, but two matches inside the Atkins Tennis Center.ej In the first game of the doubleheader, the Illini took on No. 30 Wisconsin.ej The Badgers came into the match with only two losses, but left with three after falling to the Illini.The Il...

Illinois men's tennis ready for rematch against Baylor

Illinois men's tennis ready for rematch against Baylor

By Mike Gasick

March 16, 2016


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The Intercollegiate Tennis Association acknowledges how much competition Illinois men’s tennis has gone up against this season, and it has reflected in the team’s ranking.After being defeated by their fifth top-10 opponent of the season, the Illini have fallen three spots in the national rankings a...

Illinois men's tennis unable to snatch victory from Northwestern

Illinois men's tennis unable to snatch victory from Northwestern

By Mike Gasick

March 13, 2016


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The Illinois men’s tennis team took care of business in its matchup against Northwestern on Jan. 23.JTThe Illini picked up a 4-0 victory against the Wildcats, capturing the doubles point and getting singles victories from sophomore Aleks Vukic, junior Julian Childers and senior Jared Hiltzik.JTSaturday’s rematc...

Men's tennis to continue facing steep competition this weekend

Men's tennis to continue facing steep competition this weekend

By Mike Gasick

March 10, 2016


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Ranked opponents just seem to keep popping up on the Illinois men’s tennis schedule.The Illini have another challenge this weekend when they travel to Evanston, Illinois, to take on Northwestern.The Wildcats enter the match ranked No. 11 in the latest ITA National Rankings. They are on a nine-match w...

Illinois men's tennis ready for steep competition this weekend

Illinois men's tennis ready for steep competition this weekend

By Mike Gasick

February 25, 2016


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Head coach Brad Dancer did something he rarely does after the Illinois men's tennis team’s loss on Saturday.He addressed them in the Atkins Tennis Center locker room after the match — something he normally does not do. Normally when home matches end, the players shower and get tr...

Illinois men's tennis goes 1-2 at ITA National Indoor Championships

By Mike Gasick

February 15, 2016


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The Illinois men’s tennis team entered the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with some of the nation’s top competition awaiting them. The tournament consisted of the top 16 team in the ITA rankings.No. 12 Illinois drew No. 2 TCU in its first round matchup. The Horned Frogs ente...

Illinois men's tennis returns to ITA Team Indoor Championships

Illinois men's tennis returns to ITA Team Indoor Championships

By Mike Gasick

February 12, 2016


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The Illinois men’s tennis team will have to make sure it is on its game this weekend. The Illini drew the No. 12 seed in the ITA Men’s Team Indoor Championships and will have to face the No. 5 seed TCU Horned Frogs. TCU is currently ranked No. 2 in the ITA rankings, and Illinois is No. 12. The t...

Illini of the Week Feb. 10: Aleks Vukic

Illini of the Week Feb. 10: Aleks Vukic

By Mike Gasick

February 9, 2016


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This weeks Illini of the Week is @IlliniMTennis Aleks Vukic #IlliniEditor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success...

Illinois men's tennis goes 1-1 against two top-25 opponents

Illinois men's tennis goes 1-1 against two top-25 opponents

By Mike Gasick

February 1, 2016


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The Illinois men’s tennis team went up against some stiff competition over the weekend.The Illini first traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to take on the No. 24 Duke Blue Devils.ss Duke entered the match with many talented underclassmen, including sophomore Nicolas Alvarez, who is ranked No. 12 in t...

Illinois men's tennis face multiple top-25 teams over the weekend

Illinois men's tennis face multiple top-25 teams over the weekend

By Mike Gasick

January 28, 2016


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The Illinois men’s tennis team has quite a challenge this weekend.The Illini will first travel to Durham, North Carolina on Friday to take on the No.24 Duke Blue Devils. Following the match, the team travels 11 miles southwest to take on the No.10 Tar Heels of North Carolina.Illinois will head int...

Illinois men’s tennis gets big play from underclassmen

Illinois men’s tennis gets big play from underclassmen

By Lucas Wright

September 27, 2015


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The long-awaited season opener for the Illinois men’s tennis team closed with a hopeful finish for a few young players.The Illini, who are playing without three of their top players — Jared Hiltzik, Aleks Vukic and Brian Page — traveled to Texas A&M for the Conference Challenge and head c...

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