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Illini women's tennis goes 2-0 in Big Ten matchups

April 3, 2016

tweet: #Illini go 2-0 over the weekend against Big Ten opponentsThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its most recent hot streak, having won five straight matches after a 2-0 weekend. The...

Illini women's tennis notes from weekend in Lubbock

January 28, 2016

Over the weekend, doubles partners junior Louise Kwong and freshman Ines Vias, along with the rest of the Illini women’s tennis team, took on Virginia Tech and Texas Tech. The doubles pair didn’t finish...

Illini have momentum heading into men’s tennis regionals

Illinois' Julian Childers hits the ball during the match against No. 8 Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The Illini won 4-3.
October 20, 2015

Some members of the Illinois men’s tennis team will begin the road to nationals this weekend at the Midwest Regionals at Notre Dame.Leading the Illini into South Bend, Indiana, are redshirt junior Julian...

Hiltzik upsets No. 2 seed at All-Americans

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik swings for the ball during the second round of NCAA Men's Tennis Regionals v. Drake at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Illinois won 4-2.
October 11, 2015

With a loss by redshirt-junior Julian Childers in the fourth round of prequalifying at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Americans, the Illini were down to a lone wolf in the main draw: Aron Hiltzik.EJThe...

Illini men's tennis coach Brad Dancer has prolific past colleagues

Illinois' Brad Dancer observes a match during the tennis game vs. Green Bay at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. The Illini won 4-0.
September 1, 2015

Becoming a Division I coach isn’t an easy thing to do without an impressive sports background.For some coaches, such as Illinois men’s tennis coach Brad Dancer, words on a résumé do not fully represent...

Illinois men’s tennis rookies bring energy, diversity

August 25, 2015

Two new faces have sprung onto the scene for the Illinois men’s tennis team this season.Freshmen Asher Hirsch of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pengxuan Jiang of Tian Jin, China, are two new candidates to play...

Dream becomes reality for Illini women’s tennis’ Louise Kwong

Illinois’ Louise Kwong serves the ball during the match against Rutgers at Atkins Tennis Center, on April 5. 
April 22, 2015

Louise Kwong has grown up around tennis. The sophomore for the Illinois women’s tennis team started playing the game when she was five and began standing out around the age of 13 in her hometown of Toronto,...

Bazarnik returns for Illinois men’s tennis

Illinois' Aleks Vukic goes for the smash during the tennis game v. Iowa at Atkins Tennis Center on Saturday, April 11. Illinois won 6-1.
April 14, 2015

Senior Blake Bazarnik picked up the clinching win for the Illinois men’s tennis team on Sunday’s Senior Day and could be a big part of the Illini’s postseason plans. While Bazarnik did not play at...

Illinois men’s tennis looks to continue undefeated Big Ten season in Michigan

Illinois' Aleks Vukic attempts to return the ball during the match against Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center, on Sunday, March 29. The Illini won 4-0.
April 2, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team handed Ohio State its first Big Ten regular season loss since 2005 last weekend. The Illini (17-3, 5-0 Big Ten) snapped the Buckeyes’ 97-dual match win streak in the...

Men’s tennis sends two to ITA championships

October 2, 2014

While it’s early in the season, it’s time for the first national championship tournament of the year. The Illini men’s tennis team is in Tulsa, Okla., for the ITA Men’s All-American Championships....

Illini coach of the year: men’s tennis’ Brad Dancer

Illinois Men's Tennis Head Coach, Brad Dancer talks to juniors Ryan Rowe, left, and Brandon Davis, right, during their doubles match against Duke at Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana on Friday, February 2. Illinois beat Duke 6-1.
May 14, 2014

Entering his ninth season as the men’s tennis head coach at Illinois, Brad Dancer was standing firmly at the crossroads of high expectations and glaring questions.  His roster possessed no seniors,...

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...

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