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Jared Hiltzik is lone Illini to compete at nationals

By Lucas Wright

November 11, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] will send lone Illini to compete at nationalsBy Lucas WrightStaff writerA lone Illini will carry the torch for the men’s tennis team into the National Intercollegiate Indoor Championship for the third straight year. Senior Jared Hiltzik is that player for Illinois, as he will...

Illinois men’s tennis faces off against nation’s best

Illinois' Aleks Vukic returns the ball during the tennis game vs. Green Bay at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The Illini won 4-0.

By Christopher Kennedy

January 29, 2015

Last year, the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first defeats of the year came in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, when the Illini faced Duke and North Carolina in back-to-back early-season dual meets. This year, the No. 8 Illini will face the No. 11 Blue Devils and the No. 6 Tar Heels at home...

Illini of the Week Nov. 12: Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon

Illini of the Week Nov. 12: Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon

November 12, 2014

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down on 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. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski entered the fall season as the na...

Two Illini compete in Alabama’s Four-in-the-Fall

By Christopher Kennedy

September 29, 2014

The Illini went to Tuscaloosa, Ala., with different missions for the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall. They left with mixed results. Freshman Toshiki Matsuya finished 2-2 on the weekend and took a big step after his opening round loss. Brian Page was back for the Illini for the first time since an injury...

Illinois men’s tennis looking to move past expectations

Illinois Ferris Gosea attempts to return the ball during the meet against Pepperdine, at Atkins Tennis Center, on Mar. 14, 2014. The Illini won 5-0.

May 8, 2014

As No. 12 seed Illinois nears the long-awaited start to the NCAA tournament, they’ll be looking to make a deeper run than last year.  The Illini bowed out early from the 2013 tournament, easily beaten by Vanderbilt in the round of 32. This year, the Illini will be in an entirely different situation to...

Tournament story-lines for Illinois men’s tennis

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik hits the ball during a match against Texas on Feb. 9. 

May 1, 2014

Now that the No. 12 seed Illinois men’s tennis team officially knows that it will be making its 19th straight NCAA Tournament appearance starting May 9, there are many things to look forward to.  Head coach Brad Dancer will be no stranger to coaching in the field of 64, as he has reached the tourn...

Illinois receives No Child Left Behind waiver

By Alex Swanson

April 30, 2014

Illinois will now see more flexibility in teaching and education funding practices. The state recently received a federal waiver for No Child Left Behind, which will allow the state more freedom in meeting the standards of the law. In exchange, Illinois must follow state level plans to improve educatio...

Illinois men’s tennis walks away from Big Ten Tournament empty-handed

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik hits the ball during the match against No. 8 Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 9.

April 28, 2014

Championship Sunday at the Big Ten Tournament left an all-too-familiar aftertaste in the mouths of No. 12 Illinois men’s tennis and its head coach Brad Dancer. The appearance in the championship match was Illinois’ seventh in the nine seasons that Dancer has been at the helm. Although the Illini hav...

Illinois men’s tennis heads into Big Ten Tournament

April 24, 2014

When college tennis fans think of the Big Ten, there’s one program that comes to mind immediately. The Ohio State Buckeyes are a national powerhouse and have asserted their dominance over the rest of the Big Ten for years. Ohio State has won seven of the last eight conference tournaments, only leavin...

Illinois men’s tennis finished regular season on a high note

Illinois' Ross Guignon attempts to return the ball during the meet against Pepperdine on March 14. The Illini will play in the Big Ten tournament.

April 21, 2014

Although campus was just about cleared out for the Easter weekend, the holiday weekend didn’t affect the crowd at Atkins Tennis Center. No. 10 Illinois took down Minnesota on Friday and Wisconsin on Sunday to complete their regular season. The Illini finished 20-7 and 9-2 in the Big Ten.  The two w...

Gosea leads Illinois men’s tennis into final conference road trip

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

April 10, 2014

Farris Gosea is a bit different than many of his teammates.  His hometown isn’t in the state of Illinois, which is something that five of his teammates have in common.  It also isn’t in a different Midwestern state like his other two teammates.  Gosea also speaks with an accent that is much d...

Illinois men’s tennis completes perfect weekend at home

Illinois' Farris Gosea hits the ball during the match against No. 8 Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 9. The Illini won 4-3.

April 7, 2014

The No. 11 Illinois men’s tennis team finally returned home to the Atkins Tennis Center this weekend after a stretch of six straight road matches. Home matches have meant one thing all season for this Illini team: wins. The Illini are now 16-7 (5-2) after taking down conference foes Michigan State an...

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