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Illinois men’s tennis opens fall season at Texas A&M

Illinois men’s tennis opens fall season at Texas A&M

By Lucas Wright

September 23, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team is set to open its fall season this weekend at Texas A&M, but a few big names are absent from the lineup.Seniors Jared Hiltzik and Brian Page, along with sophomore Aleks Vukic, will not be competing in College Station, Texas, and will most likely not be around until the ...

Illinois men’s tennis continues season in Waco

By Christopher Kennedy

May 10, 2015

By Chris KennedyStaff writerThe Illinois men’s tennis team started the spring season with a big win in Waco, Texasmp.The Illini hope the season ends with a few more — they are headed to Baylor for the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships. Their Round of 16 match is a rematch of one of their biggest wins of t...

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

April 28, 2015

This weekend brought the Illinois men’s tennis team a Big Ten championship. It also brought the return of senior Ross Guignon and freshman Toshiki Matsuya to the singles court. Matsuya hasn’t seen action since March 29. While Guignon has been contributing on the doubles court with freshman partner Ar...

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

April 27, 2015

It all came down to Aron Hiltzik. Leading 5-4 with the serve and a deuce advantage, he took a moment to settle himself before one last game against Ohio State’s Hunter Callahan. Hiltzik outdueled Callahan from the baseline and threw down his hat in celebration as the Illinois men’s tennis team swa...

Illinois men’s tennis hosts Big Ten tournament for first time since 2005

Illinois men’s tennis hosts Big Ten tournament for first time since 2005

April 23, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team almost completed a perfect Big Ten season last weekend. Now, it’ll have to run the conference gauntlet again as it hosts the Big Ten Tournament from Thursday to Sunday. The Illini last won the tournament title in 2012. With a win over Wisconsin on April 19, the Illini clinche...

Illini men’s tennis grabs No. 1 seed in Big Ten tournament

Illini men’s tennis grabs No. 1 seed in Big Ten tournament

April 21, 2015

The bracket for this week’s Big Ten tournament at the Atkins Tennis Center was released Sunday. The Illinois men’s tennis team is the No. 1 seed after taking a share of the regular season conference title.  The Illini’s first match is Friday morning at 10 a.m., against the winner of No. 8 Iowa...

Illini men’s tennis grab first Big Ten regular season title since 2005

Illini men’s tennis grab first Big Ten regular season title since 2005

April 20, 2015

While the Illinois men’s tennis team clinched a share of the Big Ten title on Sunday, there was a cloud over the weekend road trip as the Illini’s perfect Big Ten season came to an end. On Friday, the team suffered its first conference loss of the year, dropping a 4-3 decision to Minnesota. On Sun...

Bazarnik returns for Illinois men’s tennis

Bazarnik returns for Illinois men’s tennis

By Christopher Kennedy

April 14, 2015

Senior Blake Bazarnik picked up the clinching win for the Illinois men’s tennis team on Sunday’s Senior Day and could be a big part of the Illini’s postseason plans. While Bazarnik did not play at all in the fall and has not played every match for the Illini this spring, he has been back in the l...

Illinois men’s tennis celebrate Senior Day with a 4-0 victory

By Christopher Kennedy

April 13, 2015

It was Senior Day on Sunday for the Illinois men’s tennis team during their match against Nebraska. Two of the team’s freshman phenoms were key to a 4-0 Illini victory, but one of the day’s honorees clinched the victory. Blake Bazarnik took down the Huskers’ Bradford Zitsch 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) in...

Illinois men’s tennis looks to continue undefeated Big Ten season in Michigan

Illinois men’s tennis looks to continue undefeated Big Ten season in Michigan

By Christopher Kennedy

April 2, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team handed Ohio State its first Big Ten regular season loss since 2005 last weekend. The Illini (17-3, 5-0 Big Ten) snapped the Buckeyes’ 97-dual match win streak in the Big Ten, and now hold the conference’s longest streak: 17 matches. Illinois will have a chance to build on tha...

Illinois men’s tennis wins first two of Texas trip

Illinois men’s tennis wins first two of Texas trip

By Christopher Kennedy

March 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team is tearing it up on its “March Through Texas” trip. The No. 4 Illini defeated two top-10 teams in two days over the weekend, beating No. 9 Texas 4-2 on Saturday and No. 8 Texas A&M 4-2 on Sunday. Even without usual-No. 1 singles player Farris Gosea, who was suspen...

Illinois men’s tennis wins at Notre Dame for first time since 2005

Illinois men’s tennis wins at Notre Dame for first time since 2005

By Christopher Kennedy

March 2, 2015

The Illinois and Notre Dame men’s tennis teams see a lot of each other. The teams have played every year since 1974, and in each of the last 10 years, the home team has come out on top. That streak came to an end on Saturday, as the No. 3 Illini took down the No. 14 Irish in a back-and-forth match in...

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