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Illinois men’s tennis wins first two of Texas trip

Illinois men’s tennis wins first two of Texas trip

By Christopher Kennedy

March 16, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team is tearing it up on its “March Through Texas” trip. The No. 4 Illini defeated two top-10 teams in two days over the weekend, beating No. 9 Texas 4-2 on Saturday and No. 8 Texas A&M 4-2 on Sunday. Even without usual-No. 1 singles player Farris Gosea, who was suspen...

Illinois men’s tennis wins at Notre Dame for first time since 2005

Illinois men’s tennis wins at Notre Dame for first time since 2005

By Christopher Kennedy

March 2, 2015

The Illinois and Notre Dame men’s tennis teams see a lot of each other. The teams have played every year since 1974, and in each of the last 10 years, the home team has come out on top. That streak came to an end on Saturday, as the No. 3 Illini took down the No. 14 Irish in a back-and-forth match in...

Illinois men’s tennis starts fast with two weekend win

By Christopher Kennedy

February 9, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team played better doubles and started faster this weekend in two victories, a 7-0 sweep over No. 27 Kentucky and a 6-1 win over No. 51 Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. The Illini went 4-0 in doubles and led the in two uncompleted matches, while taking 9-of-12 first sets on th...

Improving doubles key for Illinois men’s tennis

By Christopher Kennedy

February 5, 2015

Despite completing a thrilling comeback win over then-No. 6 North Carolina Saturday night, Illinois men’s tennis head coach Brad Dancer said that the team still has a lot of work to do. In its three dual meets against top-15 teams, No. 5 Illinois has dropped the doubles point every time and compiled ...

Illinois men’s tennis faces off against nation’s best

Illinois men’s tennis faces off against nation’s best

By Christopher Kennedy

January 29, 2015

Last year, the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first defeats of the year came in Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, when the Illini faced Duke and North Carolina in back-to-back early-season dual meets. This year, the No. 8 Illini will face the No. 11 Blue Devils and the No. 6 Tar Heels at home...

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 ...

Illini set for early-season battle with Baylor

Illini set for early-season battle with Baylor

By Christopher Kennedy

January 21, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team‘s season came to an end last year in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament. It fell 4-0 in only its second shutout loss of the season. Both of those losses came against the same team: the Baylor Bears. Baylor was a thorn in the Illini’s side last year. Led by two...

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...

Hiltizk brothers shine at ITA Midwest Regional

Hiltizk brothers shine at ITA Midwest Regional

By Christopher Kennedy

October 21, 2014

The Hiltzik brothers of the Illinois men’s tennis team both had impressive runs at this week’s ITA Midwest Regional Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Junior Jared made it to the tournament finals and freshman Aron made it to the semifinals, his best showing as an Illini. With a trip to Indoor N...

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