The Daily Illini

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

By Alex Wallner

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

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

By Mike Gasick

February 7, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

Illinois men’s tennis to close out fall season at Iowa City

By Lucas Wright

November 4, 2015


Filed under Sports

Time has almost run out on the fall season, and the Illinois men’s tennis team has one last shot to make a statement before winter break.The Illini will take to the courts for the final time as a team in 2015 at the Big Ten Singles tournament this weekend in Iowa City, Iowa.Illinois has performed we...

Illini have momentum heading into men’s tennis regionals

Illini have momentum heading into men’s tennis regionals

By Lucas Wright

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Illini head to All-Americans with confidence

Illini head to All-Americans with confidence

By Lucas Wright

September 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois men’s tennis team had a short turn-around this week as it prepared for the ITA All-American Championships Oct. 3-11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.The team returned on Sept. 27 from its first event of the year at College Station, Texas, where it managed 11 wins in 37 total matches. Heading into th...

Illinois men’s tennis gets big play from underclassmen

Illinois men’s tennis gets big play from underclassmen

By Lucas Wright

September 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

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 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

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 rookies bring energy, diversity

By Lucas Wright

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

Two new faces have sprung onto the scene for the Illinois men’s tennis team this season.Freshmen Asher Hirsch of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pengxuan Jiang of Tian Jin, China, are two new candidates to play key roles for the Illini.The freshmen will have large shoes to fill considering the team lost fou...