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

Illinois' Toshiki Matsuya makes a return during the Big Ten Tennis Tournament quarterfinals v. Iowa at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Apr. 24, 2015. Illinois won 4-0.

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

Illinois Aron Hiltzik attempts to return the ball during the Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament final against Ohio State at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex, on Sunday, April 26, 2015. The Illini won 4-0.

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...

Kopinski, Guignon get to 2nd place

Illinois' Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon briefly celebrate during the NCAA Tennis Regionals against the University of Memphis at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on Saturday, May 10, 2014. The duo took second at the ITA Intercollegiate Indoor National Championships this past weekend.

By Christopher Kennedy

November 10, 2014

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...

Illini men’s tennis ends hectic weekend with a loss

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

By Brett Lerner

March 17, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team finished its busiest weekend of the season with a 2-1 record. The weekend put the Illini up against their toughest competition, with all three of their opponents being ranked in the top-50. Illinois also had to travel to California after its Friday night match to pla...

Illini men’s tennis looks to continue winning streak

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

By Brett Lerner

March 13, 2014

The No. 6 Illinois men’s tennis team is gearing up for its biggest, busiest weekend of the season with a home doubleheader Friday before competing in Indian Wells, Calif., on Sunday morning.  Coming off two victories at home over Purdue and Detroit Mercy, the Illini will face three top-50 teams: No...

Hiltzik falls in finals at national indoors

November 11, 2013

Even with a loss, Illinois sophomore Jared Hiltzik earned prestige in the realm of national tennis. After drawing the No. 8 seed, Hiltzik won four straight matches at USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate before falling out of rhythm in the finals and losing in straight sets Sunday. He followed ju...