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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.

By Lucas Wright

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 all that he has been a part of in the tennis world.Prior to professional coaching, Dancer pursued...

System change helps spur Viliunas’ play

Illinois’ Alexis Viliunas is the team’s main setter in its return to the 5-1 rotation. The Illini are 3-0 since the switch from the 6-2 rotation they started the year with.

By Nicholas Edward David Fortin

October 22, 2014

For junior setter Alexis Viliunas, the awards don’t mean much. While it’s nice for Viliunas to be recognized among some of the best setters in the Big Ten, it’s better that the Illinois volleyball team has found a rhythm. “I’m pretty happy with it for the most part,” Viliunas said of her play. ...