Discussion in 'College Tennis Talk' started by IlliniSky, Feb 14, 2011.
Rajeev beat Bachinger 6-4 6-4 in the 1st round in St Pete.
Yeah I was a bit worried about that one since they are pretty close in ranking and Ram coughed up a hairball in a Challenger last week but good win for him.
Napa Valley Classic starts on Friday with four Illini (Hoh, Gosea, Kopinski, Page) taking part with players from five other universities and eight selected juniors. Round Robin and then a shootout decides who gets the wildcard to a Futures tournament.
Audi Napa Valley Classic Tournament
Rajeev Ram wins both singles and doubles 1st round at ATP St. Petersburg. Nevolo wins both singles and doubles at Futures in CA. Rowe lost both 1st round matches. Roelofse still in doubles in Turkey challenger.
Illini on Tour
The UVa Ranked +1 Invitational is this weekend! September 21-23. Two Illini will be taking part in the tourney with players from 16 other schools. Go Illini!
Illini at UVa Ranked +1 Invitational
In the Futures in Costa Mesa, Dennis Nevolo upsets top seed Bogdanovic in the 2nd round! Great result for him!
Illini playing the USA F25 in California
The Illini went 3-0 in the UVa Ranked +1 today!
Abdelnour, Childers and Hiltzik all win and advance!
Illini in UVa
Nevolo defeats #8 seed Jason Jung and advances to the semifinals! This is his first Futures semifinal I believe. #7 Jeff Dadamo is next!
Illini USA F25
Correction: Nevolo also made the Godfrey Futures semifinals back in July.
Lots going on with the Illini this week! At the Napa Valley Classic, Gosea and Page won, while Hoh and Kopinski lost. Gosea defeated #81 Matt Kandath (Stanford) so good win for him.
Illini in Napa Valley
Kevin Anderson posts another open letter about the accusations that he was not honest about Davis Cup decision. Hopefully truth will prevail but I'm starting to doubt it. Hopefully Anderson can move on.
Anderson's open letters
Matt was little off. Still rusty from summer layoff. Will get into top 10 in rankings in division 1 soon. most likely by march of next year.
Rough day for the Illini.
Napa Valley 2-2
UVa Singles 1-7, doubles 1-3. Yikes
Illini on the Coasts
Nevolo lost to Jeff Dadamo in three sets in the semifinals of the USA F25. Still a good week for him!
Illini in the USA F25
Ram wins a close one and advances to the St. Petersburg Open doubles final!
St. Petersburg doubles
Rajeev Ram won his 7th ATP Tour doubles title today at the St. Petersburg Open!
Ram's 7th ATP Tour Doubles Title
Illini finish with 5 wins and 7 losses and none advanced to the final shootout at Napa Valley Invitational. Lots of work to do!
Illini at Napa Valley
Lots of Illini Pros in action this week! Anderson in the Thailand Open, Ram in the Malaysian Open, Roelofse in the Kuwait F2, Rowe and Nevolo in the USA F26 and Gonzales in the Colombia F3! Go Illini!
Draws and Results
ITA All-American Championships for the Illini. Gosea in the main draw.
Illini in the ITA All-American
Anderson and Ram (singles and doubles) both lose in the 1st round. But the others move on to their tourneys' 2nd Rd in singles and doubles.
Draws and Results
Nevolo and Rowe both get to the Irvine Futures semifinals. They are on opposites sides of the draw so they could meet in the finals. They have both advanced to the quarterfinals of the singles as well.
Roelofse also is in the doubles semifinals and singles quarterfinals of the Kuwait Futures.
Gonzales lost in the 2nd round of singles but has advanced to the doubles semifinals.
Draws and Results
Rowe/Nguyen and Nevolo both go out in the Irvine doubles semifinals. Rowe/Nguyen lost in a 3rd set tiebreaker. Rowe and Nevolo both lost in the 2nd round of singles as well, Rowe to the #1 see.
At the Colombia Futures, Gonzales has advanced to the doubles final.
At the Kuwait Futures, Roelofse has advanced to the singles semifinals and doubles finals.
Draw and Results
Illinois just finished resurfacing their outdoor courts to get ready for next year's ncaa championships. Not sure about the color scheme (thought it was blue and light blue) but at least they're making an effort to get ready as best they can.
Aerial view of Illini courts
The ITA All-American pre-qualifying is starting! No Illini men playing but Allison Falkin is representing the Illini.
Illini in the ITA All-American
Former Illini Roelofse wins his 4th Futures doubles title this year at Kuwait. Lost in the singles semis.
Former Illini Kevin Anderson is playing in the China Open next week. He's been on a 6-match losing streak since July but got a great draw so gotta break out of it here.
Anderson in the China Open
Falkin goes down in straight sets in the women's pre-qualies 1st round. Thought she would go a bit further so a bit disappointing. Two women in the qualifying rounds for the Illini.
Illini ITA All-American
The Fighting Illini tennis team were honored during the football game at Memorial Stadium today and given their Big Ten Championship rings! Ross Guignon posted a pic of his ring.
Big Ten Champs
What happened to Amer Delic ? is he even still playing pro level tennis ? when he was with Illinois, people were talking about him as next pete sampras or something.
Plenty happened during September for the Illini!
September Round Up
I notice that Illinois has been added to the Virginia spring break road trip. Good to see the Illini on the schedule again. I heard that USC comes to Illinois the same weekend.
He is the Assistant Coach for the Florida Gators.
At the ITA Women's All-American, Kopinski/White knock off Florida's #8 seeds 8-6 to advance to 2nd round. Way to go gals!
Illini at the All-American
The main draw for the ITA All-American men is out. Farris Gosea faces Clemson's Yannick Maden in the 1st round.
Illini at the ITA All-American
At the ITA Women's All-American, Kopinski/White have advanced to the women's doubles main draw! Way to go! Good luck!
ITA All-American Illini
Kopinski/White advance to the 2nd round of the women's doubles after defeating Stanford's Tan/Tsay 8-5! On the men's side, Gosea was defeated by Clemson's Yannick Maden.
Illini ITA All-American Results and Draws
Kopinski and White went to beat No. 6 Kilgo/Adams in the 2nd round and made it to the final eight. They lost to Santamaria/Christian there but a great tournament for them.
Illini ITA All-American Results
Illini in the Rankings October 8. Four Illini set Personal Career Highs this week; Kevin Anderson (doubles #91), Ryan Rowe (Singles #726), Dennis Nevolo (Singles #728), Ruben Gonzales (Singles #907, Doubles #335).
Kevin Anderson is playing in the Shanghai Masters this week and won his first round match. His 2nd round is against old college rival John Isner. Anderson has won the last two so it should be a good one.
Anderson fought a great match against #12th-ranked John Isner, losing 6-7 (4), 7-6 ( 8 ), 6-7 (7). Anderson held three match points at 6-4, and 7-6 in the third set tiebreaker but couldn’t close it out.
Illini Shanghai Masters
Anderon and his partner Sam Querrey go down to the third seeds at Shanghai.
At Austin, Hoh is thru to the 2nd round in singles and Rowe is in the doubles semifinals!
Illini at Austin Futures
Four former Illini in tournaments this week. Anderson is in Stockholm, Ram in Moscow, Rowe is playing the Futures event in Mansfield, Texas, and Roelofse is in Nigeria. Go Illini!
Illini Tourney Results and Draws
Illini in the Rankings; October 15, 2012. Anderson (#86), Roelofse (#253) and Page (#1465) reach career highs in the doubles rankings.
Illini in the Rankings
Is the Champaign Challenger still happening this year?
I believe it is. November 12-18 at the University of Illinois.
Thanks! They haven't updated their website yet so I wasn't sure. I'm close enough to try to go to at least one day of play if I can figure out how to get away from the kids. Any guess when a draw would be posted somewhere?
Judging by how things usually go, probably not until a couple days before. But I'm sure there will be several Illini in the draw so I'll post here and on my site as soon as I get it!
a tough week for me to get there which is too bad as I am not that far.
The draws for the Regional Championships have been released. All nine Illini are in the draws. Hoh was seeded No. 11, Hiltzik is No. 13 and Abdelnour is at No. 14.. Five other Illini are unseeded while Jesse and Childers are in the qualifying draw. Play starts Thursday, October 18. Good luck to the Illini!
The women's qualifying draw has also been released. Kedzierski, O'Connor and Jamieson are playing for a spot in the main draw. Good luck to the ladies!
ITA Regional Illini Draws and Results
At the Mansfield Futures tournament, Rowe and doubles teammate Vahid Mirzadeh defeated Andrew Carter/Michael Rubin in the 1st round, 3rd seeds Chase Buchanan/Tennys Sandgren in the quarterfinals, and then #1 seeds Devin Britton/Austin Krajicek to advance to the final. Good wins!
At the 2nd day of the ITA ******* Regionals, six Illini men and all four Illini men's doubles advance to the 2nd round! On the women's side, Kopinski/White advance to the final 16. Women's singles main draw starts today. Go Illini!
ITA ******* Regionals Men/Women Qualifying, Singles, Doubles Draws and Results
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