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Illini men's tennis earn fifth straight sweep

Illinois' Aleks Vukic returns the ball during his singles match agaisnt Wisconsin's Josef Dodridge. Vukic won his singles match 6-2, 6-1 and the team defeated the Badgers 4-0.

By Alex Wallner

April 3, 2016

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...

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

Illinois' Tim Kopinski reaches for the ball during the tennis game v. Iowa at Atkins Tennis Center on Saturday, April 11. Illinois won 6-1.

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...

Illinois women’s tennis’ Baillon impresses against former team

Illinois’ Melissa Kopinski prepares to return the ball during the meet against Illinois State at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday. The Illini won 7-0.

By Cole Henke

January 26, 2015

The second half of a doubleheader for Illini women’s tennis Sunday featured Illinois’ sophomore transfer Madie Baillon taking on her old team, the Illinois State Redbirds. Baillon, who only played doubles in the second match, left no time for any nostalgia, as she and her partner Alexis Casati won ...

Home court advantage key for Illini men’s tennis

By Christopher Kennedy

January 24, 2015

After a thrilling road win in Waco on Wednesday, the Illinois men’s tennis team is back in Champaign for its first home meets of the school year at Atkins Tennis Center. The Illini (1-0)will face two reigning conference champions in the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix of the Horizon League and the Bal...

Illinois women’s tennis moves past fall struggles

Illinois’ Madie Baillon hits the ball back during the Midwest Tennis Regionals at Atkins Tennis Center on Oct. 17.

By Cole Henke

December 16, 2014

In August, the Illinois women’s tennis coach Michelle Dasso said the fall season is really all just a preparation period for the spring season and Big Ten play. As the team heads into winter break, this still holds true for Dasso and her team. The team did not perform up to expectations toward the...

Illini tennis hosts JSM Challenger, featuring Illini and pros alike

Illinois’ Farris Gosea returns the ball during a doubles match at the JSM ATP Challenger Tournament hosted by the Atkins Tennis Center in Champaign on Wednesday.

By Christopher Kennedy

November 13, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team’s fall season is officially over after Indoor Nationals last weekend, but fall competition isn’t over yet for many members of the team. This week and last week, the Atkins Tennis Center has been host of tennis pros from around the world for the JSM Challenger of Cham...

Illinois women’s tennis starts conference season 0-2

By Thomas Donley

March 10, 2014

The Illinois women’s tennis team dropped its first two matches of the Big Ten season this weekend, suffering a sweep at home at the hands of No. 8 Northwestern and losing 5-2 at Purdue. Saturday, Northwestern (8-3, 3-0 Big Ten) proved why it is ranked in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s top ...

Illinois women’s tennis to host Northwestern, travel to Purdue

By Thomas Donley

March 6, 2014

The Illinois women’s tennis team begins Big Ten play this weekend with matches against Northwestern and Purdue. The Illini will take on the Wildcats on Saturday at noon at Atkins Tennis Center before heading to Purdue for an 11 a.m. match Sunday. Illinois (6-4) will finally put its two-match winning streak o...

Illini women’s tennis splits weekend against two top-25 teams

Illinois Alexis Casati returns the ball during the Illini’s competition against Texas Christian University at Atkins Tennis Center, on Sunday. The Illini won 5-1.

February 3, 2014

The Illinois women’s tennis team lost its undefeated record to No. 23 Notre Dame this weekend but stole a win at home against No. 25 Texas Christian, putting them at 1-1 against top-25 teams this weekend. They were buoyed by a resurgent performance from an experienced player. Senior Allison Falkin droppe...

Kopinski ends fall season on strong note

Kopinski ends fall season on strong note

November 6, 2013

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down Sunday nights 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. Michael Jordan had his “Flu Game.” Call Melissa Kopinski’s mos...