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Illinois men's tennis ready for rematch against Baylor

Illinois' Aleks Vukic returns the ball in the match against TCU at the Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016

By Mike Gasick

March 16, 2016

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...

Illini face Miami in top-25 matchup

December 2, 2014

Much has changed for No. 24 Illinois since the team lost to Miami in the NCAA tournament two years ago. Last year the Illini filtered in a new class of players, including five freshmen, who matured on the court. This season, Illinois (6-0) has been prolific offensively, averaging 90 points per game i...

Illinois overcomes slow start to get the best of Baylor

Illinois overcomes slow start to get the best of Baylor

November 29, 2014

llinois basketball headed to the Las Vegas Invitational knowing it would receive its first true test of the young season.  That test didn’t come Thanksgiving Day, as the Illini easily dispatched Indiana State 88-62 in the first round of the tournament. It came on Friday, in the form of the previous...

Illinois men’s tennis moves on to Sweet 16

May 11, 2014

With a win Saturday, Illinois head coach Brad Dancer has now led the Illini to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament seven times in his nine years at the helm. However, none of the past six will be nearly as sweet as this season's. The Illini beat Memphis 4-3 to seal a trip to Athens, Georgia.  The...

Illinois men’s tennis heads back to NCAA Tournament

Farris Gosea returns the ball at the Fighting Illini Men's Tennis game against Nebraska last Saturday, March 23. The Fighting Illini shutout Nebraska with a score of 7-0.

April 30, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team’s road to a national championship is officially underway. An NCAA tournament appearance has become expected for the Illinois program, as this year’s appearance will be their 19th straight. For head coach Brad Dancer, specifically, this will be his ninth straight a...