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Illinois men's tennis ready for steep competition this weekend

Illinois' Alex Jesse lines up the ball during the match against Notre Dame at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, February 5. The Illini won 5-2.

By Mike Gasick

February 25, 2016

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

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...

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

By Mike Gasick

February 7, 2016

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 have momentum heading into men’s tennis regionals

Illinois' Julian Childers hits the ball during the match against No. 8 Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The Illini won 4-3.

By Lucas Wright

October 20, 2015

Some members of the Illinois men’s tennis team will begin the road to nationals this weekend at the Midwest Regionals at Notre Dame.Leading the Illini into South Bend, Indiana, are redshirt junior Julian Childers and sophomore Aron Hiltzik, who are each coming off of strong performances.He won the Crusader Inv...

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

Illinois' Aron Hiltzik runs for the ball during the tennis game v. Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015. Illinois won 4-0.

By Lucas Wright

September 24, 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 wins ITA Kick-Off tourney

January 27, 2014

The No. 22 Illinois men’s tennis team defeated No. 26 Michigan 4-2 on Sunday in the ITA Kick-Off finals in Oxford, Miss., to start its season 2-0 and advance to the National Indoor Championships. The Illini, who swept No. 25 Clemson 4-0 on Saturday afternoon, surrendered the doubles point to the Wo...