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Old May 12, 2017, 12:10 PM   #76
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Good team effort. Oklahoma State will be a difficult challenge tomorrow.
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Old May 12, 2017, 08:56 PM   #77
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Good team effort. Oklahoma State will be a difficult challenge tomorrow.
Will be really tough if Vukic can't play, hopefully he's able to go.
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Old May 12, 2017, 11:50 PM   #78
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http://www.news-gazette.com/sports/i...ns-tennis.html

The reason Vukic was held out of singles not specified.

I hope it isn't a lingering injury as he has a good chance of winning title in individual tourney.
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Old May 13, 2017, 04:10 PM   #79
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Lost doubles point and 2 singles matches, but still have a chance. Clark, Vucik and Kova won first sets and Hiltzik is in the 3rd set.
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Old May 13, 2017, 04:44 PM   #80
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ILLINI WIN! SWEET 16!
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Old May 13, 2017, 04:56 PM   #81
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Illini will face #6 TCU next in Athens. TCU beat the Illini 5-2 in the regular season this year.
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Old May 13, 2017, 05:10 PM   #82
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ILLINI WIN! SWEET 16!
Shocker!!
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Old May 13, 2017, 05:51 PM   #83
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Old May 13, 2017, 06:15 PM   #84
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Great job guys!
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Old May 13, 2017, 07:26 PM   #85
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Great win, but the fact that they went skydiving yesterday is insane. Or actually a brilliant coaching move. haha When I saw the photo's I thought that they were joking and just put on some gear for a photo-op.
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Old May 13, 2017, 11:26 PM   #86
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Wow, what a win!! These guys have sure made our Illini family proud this weekend.

Way to go!
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Old May 15, 2017, 06:55 AM   #87
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Punking Okie State appears to be becoming routine these days.
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Old May 18, 2017, 10:57 AM   #88
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On court in Georgia vs TCU.

Georgia live scoring not working.
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Old May 18, 2017, 11:05 AM   #89
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TCU got doubles point.
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Old May 18, 2017, 03:48 PM   #90
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Well, that's another good season in the books for the Illini. I would have loved to see just one more win, but I expected one fewer (and LOVED that one), so that counts as a fun finish in my book.

http://fightingillini.com/news/2017/...und-of-16.aspx

No. 1 Norrie beat Vukic 6-3 6-4 and Hiltzik lost 6-4 7-6(5). Zeke Clark nabbed the only completed Illini point in a 6-4 6-4 win.

There's lots to look forward to next season. Go Illini!

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Old May 18, 2017, 05:34 PM   #91
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TCU is a good team and a tough match-up as they can equal our strength at the top of the lineup. Should be a good team next season as the frosh get a year older and we add another good recruiting class.
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Old May 19, 2017, 09:34 AM   #92
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Hey it isn't over quite yet. Let's hope for a deep run in the singles tournament for Vukic. Maybe really, really deep!
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Old May 19, 2017, 03:03 PM   #93
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Hey it isn't over quite yet. Let's hope for a deep run in the singles tournament for Vukic. Maybe really, really deep!
Absolutely right!

Did we ever hear why he was held out the other day? Health, or maybe just rest?
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Old May 23, 2017, 08:51 AM   #94
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Hey it isn't over quite yet. Let's hope for a deep run in the singles tournament for Vukic. Maybe really, really deep!
Looks like he's not playing. So maybe he has been hurt recently...
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Old May 23, 2017, 09:53 AM   #95
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Info on Vukic WD
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Old Aug 8, 2017, 06:01 PM   #96
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I'm not sure any newcomers except Alexander Brown see significant dual match court time with just Julian and Alex (doubles) using up eligibility. I know Vukic would like to try the professional route but I think (hope) he's back for senior year.

And I always forget we are playing minus the injured Jiang right now.
I'm changing my prediction to say Mac Kiger may see significant court time, maybe ahead of Alexander Brown. Kiger has had a strong summer including play this week at nationals in Kalamazoo.

I'm looking forward to 2017-18 Illini tennis!
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Old Aug 29, 2017, 06:19 PM   #97
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I'm changing my prediction to say Mac Kiger may see significant court time, maybe ahead of Alexander Brown. Kiger has had a strong summer including play this week at nationals in Kalamazoo.

I'm looking forward to 2017-18 Illini tennis!
New roster is up and Mac Kiger is not listed. Anybody know if anything happened?

He had moved up to a top-10 recruit so it would be a big loss if he isn't coming.
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Old Aug 30, 2017, 07:41 PM   #98
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Just saw that as well regarding Kiger.

Big disappointment as even though he's ranked slightly below Brown by Tennis Recruiting Net, his UTR is about equal to Kovacevic and a whole 1/2 point higher than Brown.
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Old Aug 31, 2017, 02:59 PM   #99
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Aron Hiltzik played in Calgary Futures this week. He lost Tuesday 6-1, 3-2 retired.


I hope Aron isn't hurt.


Vukic played in Poland Futures events the last 2 weeks. Hopefully he's doing well and is back in school soon.
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Old Sep 4, 2017, 08:49 PM   #100
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Aron Hiltzik played in Calgary Futures this week. He lost Tuesday 6-1, 3-2 retired.


I hope Aron isn't hurt.


Vukic played in Poland Futures events the last 2 weeks. Hopefully he's doing well and is back in school soon.
Vukic will not be back until second semester. He plans to play professional matches this semester.
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