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Illinois men’s tennis continues season in Waco

By Christopher Kennedy May 10, 2015

By Chris KennedyStaff writerThe Illinois men’s tennis team started the spring season with a big win in Waco, Texasmp.The Illini hope the season ends with a few more — they are headed to Baylor for...

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.

Illini men’s tennis freshman Vukic on the way back to Waco

By Christopher Kennedy May 5, 2015

Aleks Vukic stood surrounded by sound on Court 5 at Baylor’s Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center for the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first dual match of the season.  Fans were yelling, the Bears were...

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

By Christopher Kennedy April 30, 2015

“Not again.” That’s what went through Tim Kopinski’s head when his twin sister Melissa decided to join him to play tennis at Illinois. Through junior tennis and high school, Tim had always been...

The Fighting Illini men's tennis team take a picture together as champions after the Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament final against Ohio State at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex, on Sunday. The Illini won 4-0.

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

April 28, 2015

This weekend brought the Illinois men’s tennis team a Big Ten championship. It also brought the return of senior Ross Guignon and freshman Toshiki Matsuya to the singles court. Matsuya hasn’t seen...

The Fighting Illini men's tennis team sing

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

April 27, 2015

It all came down to Aron Hiltzik. Leading 5-4 with the serve and a deuce advantage, he took a moment to settle himself before one last game against Ohio State’s Hunter Callahan. Hiltzik outdueled Callahan...

Illinois’ Aron Hiltzik makes a return during team’s 6-1 winning game against Iowa at Atkins Tennis Center on April 11.

Illinois men’s tennis hosts Big Ten tournament for first time since 2005

April 23, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team almost completed a perfect Big Ten season last weekend. Now, it’ll have to run the conference gauntlet again as it hosts the Big Ten Tournament from Thursday to Sunday....

Illinois' Tim Kopinski reaches for the ball during the tennis game v. Iowa at Atkins Tennis Center on Saturday, April 11. Illinois won 6-1.

Illini men’s tennis grabs No. 1 seed in Big Ten tournament

April 21, 2015

The bracket for this week’s Big Ten tournament at the Atkins Tennis Center was released Sunday. The Illinois men’s tennis team is the No. 1 seed after taking a share of the regular season conference...

Illinois’ Farris Gosea makes a return during the tennis game vs. Iowa at Atkins Tennis Center on Saturday. Illinois seeks to finish the Big Ten regular season undefeated.

Illinois men’s tennis aims to complete perfect Big Ten Season

By Christopher Kennedy April 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team is two matches away from its first undefeated Big Ten regular season since 2005. All that’s left on the conference slate for Illinois (21-3, Big Ten 9-0) is a showdown...

Illinois men’s tennis celebrate Senior Day with a 4-0 victory

By Christopher Kennedy April 13, 2015

It was Senior Day on Sunday for the Illinois men’s tennis team during their match against Nebraska. Two of the team’s freshman phenoms were key to a 4-0 Illini victory, but one of the day’s honorees...

Illinois’ Aron Hiltzik attempts a return during the tennis game vs. Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center on March 29. Illinois looks to continue flawless play this weekend.

Illini men’s tennis returns home to defend perfect conference record

By Christopher Kennedy April 9, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team remains perfect in conference play after two wins in Michigan, and returns home to face Iowa on Saturday and Nebraska on Sunday. The No. 3-ranked Illini (19-3, 7-0 Big...

Illinois' Blake Bazarnik reaches for the ball in an attempt to save it during the tennis game vs. Northwestern at Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 20. 

Illini men’s tennis blows out Michigan, Michigan State on roadtrip

By Christopher Kennedy April 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team is still perfect in the Big Ten after two weekend wins in Michigan. The team defeated Michigan State 6-1 in East Lansing, Michigan, on Saturday afternoon and Michigan 4-0...

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik attempts a short return during the tennis game vs. Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday. Illinois won 4-0.

Illini men’s tennis sweeps Buckeyes

By Christopher Kennedy March 30, 2015

The tide is turning for the Illinois men’s tennis team against the Ohio State Buckeyes. It’s been a one-sided rivalry between the Big Ten’s top two teams for the last few years, dominated by the...

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