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Illinois men's tennis goes 1-2 at ITA National Indoor Championships

By Mike Gasick

February 15, 2016

The Illinois men’s tennis team entered the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with some of the nation’s top competition awaiting them. The tournament consisted of the top 16 team in the ITA rankings.No. 12 Illinois drew No. 2 TCU in its first round matchup. The Horned Frogs ente...

Illinois men's tennis returns to ITA Team Indoor Championships

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik makes a short return during the tennis game v. Northwestern at Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 20. Illinois won 5-2.

By Mike Gasick

February 12, 2016

The Illinois men’s tennis team will have to make sure it is on its game this weekend. The Illini drew the No. 12 seed in the ITA Men’s Team Indoor Championships and will have to face the No. 5 seed TCU Horned Frogs. TCU is currently ranked No. 2 in the ITA rankings, and Illinois is No. 12. The t...

Illini of the Week Feb. 10: Aleks Vukic

Portrait of Aleks Vukic by Ryan Fang

By Mike Gasick

February 9, 2016

This weeks Illini of the Week is @IlliniMTennis Aleks Vukic #IlliniEditor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week 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...

Vukic's victory highlights success night for Illinois men's tennis

By Mike Gasick

February 7, 2016

Friday night against Notre Dame was just one of those matches for Illinois men's tennis sophomore Aleks Vukic.The Australian native took on No. 37 Quentin Monaghan of Notre Dame and swept him in a 6-0, 6-0 victory. This was the first time Vukic completed a match in which he did not giv...

Illinois men's tennis goes 1-1 against two top-25 opponents

Illinois' Julian Childers swings for the ball during the match against Valparaiso at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, January 22, 2016. Illinois won 4-0.

By Mike Gasick

February 1, 2016

The Illinois men’s tennis team went up against some stiff competition over the weekend.The Illini first traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to take on the No. 24 Duke Blue Devils.ss Duke entered the match with many talented underclassmen, including sophomore Nicolas Alvarez, who is ranked No. 12 in t...

Illinois men's tennis face multiple top-25 teams over the weekend

Illinois' Aleks Vukic returns the ball during the match against Valparaiso at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, January 22, 2016. Illinois won 4-0.

By Mike Gasick

January 28, 2016

The Illinois men’s tennis team has quite a challenge this weekend.The Illini will first travel to Durham, North Carolina on Friday to take on the No.24 Duke Blue Devils. Following the match, the team travels 11 miles southwest to take on the No.10 Tar Heels of North Carolina.Illinois will head int...

Illinois men's tennis cruises to three victories in opening matches

Illinois' Aron Hiltzik returns the ball during the match against Valparaiso at the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, January 22, 2016. Illinois won 4-0.

By Mike Gasick

January 25, 2016

The No. 7 Illinois men’s tennis team showed few signs of rust in its opening weekend matches.EJThe Illini first hosted the Valparaiso Crusaders in their dual season opener. The team initially got on the board with a doubles point, taking two out of the three matches. The doubles partners of sophomores ...

Illini men's tennis kick off season at home

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.

By Mike Gasick

January 21, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMTennis opens season against Valpo and Notre Dame this weekendHoping to build off a 27-5 campaign from last Spring, the Illinois men’s tennis team will return to action on Friday against Notre Dame and Valparaiso. The Illini enter the season at No. 7 in the ITA rankings. The team was ran...

Illini men’s tennis develops during fall season

By Lucas Wright

December 9, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] looking forward to spring after developing youth during fallBy Lucas WrightStaff writerThe fall season was a learning experience for the Illinois men’s tennis team.The team established early on in the fall season that it would be without seniors Jared Hiltzik and Brian Page a...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015

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 feeli...

Illini Jared Hiltzik falls in quarterfinals at National Indoors

By Lucas Wright

November 15, 2015

Survive and advance was the name of the game for Illinois men’s tennis senior Jared Hiltzik at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, New YorkRB.Hiltzik opened his 2015 Nationals with a matchup against unseeded Uros Petronijevic of San DiegoRB. Hiltzik got out to a slow st...

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 ...

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