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Illini men’s tennis blows away Ball State and Wisconsin-Green Bay

By Christopher Kennedy

January 26, 2015

Last year, the Illinois men’s tennis team dominated at home, posting a perfect 13-0 record. On Friday, in their first home matches of the season, the Illini defeated Wisconsin-Green Bay 4-0 and Ball State 7-0. The Phoenix and the Cardinals are the reigning champions in their respective conferences, bu...

Illinois men’s tennis comes back to beat Baylor

By Christopher Kennedy

January 22, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team started its dual meet season with a comeback win in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday. The Illini traveled to Texas to face Baylor, the team that eliminated them from the NCAA tournament last year and shut them out twice. This time the Illini fought back to win 4-3 after facing ...

Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

Illinois men’s tennis finishes fall strong

By Christopher Kennedy

December 16, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team played its best tennis of the fall right at the end. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski finished out the fall season with a bang. A week after a run to the finals of the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in New York, juniors Guignon and Kopinski won their first ...

Illini of the Week Nov. 12: Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon

Illini of the Week Nov. 12: Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon

November 12, 2014

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down on Sunday nights 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. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski entered the fall season as the na...

Kopinski, Guignon get to 2nd place

Kopinski, Guignon get to 2nd place

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 heads to New York for Indoor Nationals

Illini men’s tennis heads to New York for Indoor Nationals

By Christopher Kennedy

November 6, 2014

The Illinois men’s tennis team will wrap up the fall season at the ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships this week. There will be strong competition from around the country at the Billie Jean King Tennis Center in Flushing, New York — the home of the U.S. Open. Jared Hiltzik will comp...

Kopinski, Guignon wrap up ITA All-American qualifying

By Christopher Kennedy

October 6, 2014

At last year’s ITA All-American Championships, the doubles team of Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon lost their first match and then went on a tear to win the tournament’s consolation bracket. This year, the pair lost their first match and made it to the consolation bracket finals again. This time t...

Illinois men’s tennis awaits NCAA tournament

May 14, 2014

The Illini came into the 2013-2014 season with high expectations, but also with some big question marks.  The bright spots included Jared Hiltzik beginning his sophomore campaign, after running away with Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season. Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon were also ranked as a top-...

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 as sweet as this season's. The Illini beat Memphis 4-3 to seal a trip to Athens, Georgia.  The...

Illinois men’s tennis looking to move past expectations

Illinois men’s tennis looking to move past expectations

May 8, 2014

As No. 12 seed Illinois nears the long-awaited start to the NCAA tournament, they’ll be looking to make a deeper run than last year.  The Illini bowed out early from the 2013 tournament, easily beaten by Vanderbilt in the round of 32. This year, the Illini will be in an entirely different situation to...

Illinois men’s tennis finished regular season on a high note

Illinois men’s tennis finished regular season on a high note

April 21, 2014

Although campus was just about cleared out for the Easter weekend, the holiday weekend didn’t affect the crowd at Atkins Tennis Center. No. 10 Illinois took down Minnesota on Friday and Wisconsin on Sunday to complete their regular season. The Illini finished 20-7 and 9-2 in the Big Ten.  The two w...

Gosea leads Illinois men’s tennis into final conference road trip

Gosea leads Illinois men’s tennis into final conference road trip

April 10, 2014

Farris Gosea is a bit different than many of his teammates.  His hometown isn’t in the state of Illinois, which is something that five of his teammates have in common.  It also isn’t in a different Midwestern state like his other two teammates.  Gosea also speaks with an accent that is much d...

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