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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: He will compete in the ...

Illini men’s tennis' Julian Childers advancing through All-Americans

Illini men’s tennis' Julian Childers advancing through All-Americans

By Lucas Wright

October 4, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team is off and running at the ITA All-American Championships, but for some players, the tournament came to a halt earlier than they wanted.The Illini featured four players in this week’s pre-qualifying draw in Tulsa, Oklahoma: redshirt junior Julian Childers, sophomore Toshiki M...

Illini head to All-Americans with confidence

Illini head to All-Americans with confidence

By Lucas Wright

September 30, 2015

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

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 23, 2015

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 continues season in Waco

By Christopher Kennedy

May 10, 2015

By Chris KennedyStaff writerThe Illinois men’s tennis team started the spring season with a big win in Waco, Texasmp.The Illini hope the season ends with a few more — they are headed to Baylor for the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Championships. Their Round of 16 match is a rematch of one of their biggest wins of t...

Illini men’s tennis freshman Vukic on the way back to Waco

Illini men’s tennis freshman Vukic on the way back to Waco

By Christopher Kennedy

May 4, 2015

Aleks Vukic stood surrounded by sound on Court 5 at Baylor’s Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center for the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first dual match of the season.  Fans were yelling, the Bears were heckling, and his teammates were cheering. As the freshman played the next point he looked over and ...

Illinois men’s tennis’ Hiltzik brothers push each other to new heights

Illinois men’s tennis’ Hiltzik brothers push each other to new heights

April 28, 2015

It wasn’t just match point, it was championship point. Aron Hiltzik tried not to look over at Court 1, where his brother Jared was locked in battle. He tried not to think about the sea of orange and blue holding its breath behind him with the Illini men’s tennis team up 3-0 over Ohio State in the Big...

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

April 27, 2015

This weekend brought the Illinois men’s tennis team a Big Ten championship. It also brought the return of senior Ross Guignon and freshman Toshiki Matsuya to the singles court. Matsuya hasn’t seen action since March 29. While Guignon has been contributing on the doubles court with freshman partner Ar...

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

April 26, 2015

It all came down to Aron Hiltzik. Leading 5-4 with the serve and a deuce advantage, he took a moment to settle himself before one last game against Ohio State’s Hunter Callahan. Hiltzik outdueled Callahan from the baseline and threw down his hat in celebration as the Illinois men’s tennis team swa...

Illinois men’s tennis hosts Big Ten tournament for first time since 2005

Illinois men’s tennis hosts Big Ten tournament for first time since 2005

April 22, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team almost completed a perfect Big Ten season last weekend. Now, it’ll have to run the conference gauntlet again as it hosts the Big Ten Tournament from Thursday to Sunday. The Illini last won the tournament title in 2012. With a win over Wisconsin on April 19, the Illini clinche...

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

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

April 20, 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...

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