The Daily Illini

Our kind of thing: the Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven’t found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feel...

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...

Men's tennis reloading for Big Ten title defense

By Lucas Wright

August 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

After last season’s defeat in the NCAA semifinals, Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small proclaimed the team’s run “the greatest season in Illinois golf history.”Last year was a season of highlights for Illinois. It became the first Northern team to be voted the No. 1 team in the country, set a s...

Illinois women’s tennis goes 3-0 during homestand

Illinois women’s tennis goes 3-0 during homestand

April 6, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Heading into Thursday night’s match against No. 33 Long Beach State, the Illinois women’s tennis team was in the midst of a deflating five-game losing streak. At the conclusion of the weekend, the Illini are winners of three straight after defeating Long Beach State, in addition to sweeping Maryland o...

Freshman step up and Illini women’s tennis squeaks past San Jose State

By Cole Henke

February 9, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Freshmen Grace Tapak and Jade Hilton were crucial in the Illini’s 4-3 win over San Jose State Spartans on Saturday at Atkins Tennis Center. The Illini started off strong, taking the doubles point from the Spartans with two 6-2 victories from the pairings of senior Melissa Kopinski and sophomore Louise Kwo...

Improving doubles key for Illinois men’s tennis

By Christopher Kennedy

February 5, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Despite completing a thrilling comeback win over then-No. 6 North Carolina Saturday night, Illinois men’s tennis head coach Brad Dancer said that the team still has a lot of work to do. In its three dual meets against top-15 teams, No. 5 Illinois has dropped the doubles point every time and compiled ...

Illinois women’s tennis’ Baillon impresses against former team

Illinois women’s tennis’ Baillon impresses against former team

By Cole Henke

January 26, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

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 ...

Illini set for early-season battle with Baylor

Illini set for early-season battle with Baylor

By Christopher Kennedy

January 21, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois men’s tennis team‘s season came to an end last year in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. It fell 4-0 in only its second shutout loss of the season. Both of those losses came against the same team: the Baylor Bears. Baylor was a thorn in the Illini’s side last year. Led by two...

Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

By Christopher Kennedy

December 16, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois men’s tennis team played its best tennis of the fall right at the end. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski finished out the fall season with a bang. A week after a run to the finals of the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York, juniors Guignon and Kopinski won their first ...

‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

‘West Side Story’ takes the stage this Dads Weekend

By Taylor Lucero

November 13, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

This Dads Weekend, Illini Student Musicals will perform “West Side Story” in Lincoln Hall Theater from Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m.  The musical is directed by first-time director, Shawn Kimbrel, sophomore in Music. More information and tickets are available on the Illini Student Musical’s ...

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

Kopinski, Guignon get to 2nd place

Kopinski, Guignon get to 2nd place

By Christopher Kennedy

November 10, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon took second place at the ITA Intercollegiate Indoor National Championships this weekend as they put together their best performance of the fall.  The pair came into the season as the No. 2 doubles team in the country, but it’s been an up and down season. After a first...

Next Page »