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Old Sep 12, 2017, 08:16 PM   #1
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NCAA D1 singles & doubles rankings released today. Here are some rankings.

SINGLES
1. Torpegaard, Ohio State
6. Vukic, Illini
8. Fawcett, Stanford (New Trier guy)
24. Redlicki, UCLA (Vernon Hills area)
29. Wolf, Ohio State (should be freshman but enrolled early)
31. Hiltzik, Illini
39. Spec, Minnesota
51. Knight, Michigan
56. Madarasz, Purdue
66. Silverstein, Iowa
80. Kovacevic, Illini
83. Corwin, Minnesota
89. Cembellin, Indiana
91. Schalet, Michigan
92. Dodridge, Wisconsin
110. Seelig, Ohio State
115. Remy, Wisconsin
117. Gomes, Illini
118. De La Bassetiere, Penn State
119. Manji, Indiana

FRESHMAN-NEWCOMERS
2. McNally, Ohio State
8. Fasano, Northwestern
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Old Sep 13, 2017, 04:52 PM   #2
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Harrison downs Vukic

in straight sets today in North Carolina.
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Old Sep 13, 2017, 05:55 PM   #3
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Also, Vukic destroyed Torpegaard 6-1, 6-3 back in April.
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Old Sep 13, 2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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Also, Vukic destroyed Torpegaard 6-1, 6-3 back in April.
But then the incoming tOSU freshman, John McNally, destroyed Vukic in July.
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 04:33 PM   #5
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But then the incoming tOSU freshman, John McNally, destroyed Vukic in July.
Vukic was sicker than a dog that week. McNally is very good but he isn't in Vukic's league. I don't think they'll face each other in conference play, though. Vukic will play #1 and McNally will play #2 for tOSU.
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 05:03 PM   #6
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Vukic was sicker than a dog that week. McNally is very good but he isn't in Vukic's league. I don't think they'll face each other in conference play, though. Vukic will play #1 and McNally will play #2 for tOSU.
That makes sense. That seemed like an odd result to me.
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 07:55 PM   #7
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McNally can hang with anybody on that list.
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Old Sep 14, 2017, 08:42 PM   #8
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McNally can hang with anybody on that list.
He has also beaten Faris Gosea and lost to Dennis Nevolo this summer.
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Old Sep 25, 2017, 03:14 PM   #9
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Poor results this weekend

http://fightingillini.com/sports/201...ll-tennis.aspx
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Old Oct 6, 2017, 02:57 PM   #10
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Any one get news on Mac Kiger?


I have not seen my Illini tennis connected people late summer/early fall to ask them yet.
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Old Oct 6, 2017, 05:46 PM   #11
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Any one get news on Mac Kiger?

I have not seen my Illini tennis connected people late summer/early fall to ask them yet.
This is what Scott Richey said during a recent News-Gazette chat:

"As for the other two athletes, I don't know what happened with them. Neither has an active social media account I could find for clues as to their whereabouts, so I reached out to Illinois. The reponse was what I expected. Mac Kiger is 'no longer a member of the men's tennis program'"
http://www.news-gazette.com/chats/20...ball-chat.html

I have not been able to find out anything about Kiger by doing online searches. I haven't seen him appear on another team's roster or playing in any recent tournaments.

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Old Oct 7, 2017, 12:18 PM   #12
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This is what Scott Richey said during a recent News-Gazette chat:

"As for the other two athletes, I don't know what happened with them. Neither has an active social media account I could find for clues as to their whereabouts, so I reached out to Illinois. The reponse was what I expected. Mac Kiger is 'no longer a member of the men's tennis program'"
http://www.news-gazette.com/chats/20...ball-chat.html

I have not been able to find out anything about Kiger by doing online searches. I haven't seen him appear on another team's roster or playing in any recent tournaments.
Thank you for info. Two athletes?
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 12:19 PM   #13
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Asher Hirsch has disappeared as well but that was last year.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 12:25 PM   #14
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Just saw Kiger in the Houston Futures qualifying draw starting today. First activity since mid-August at Kalamazoo.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 12:47 PM   #15
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Thank you for info. Two athletes?
The other one was a women's golfer, I believe.
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Old Oct 7, 2017, 12:53 PM   #16
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Asher Hirsch has disappeared as well but that was last year.
I believe that Hirsch is still attending Illinois, but just not playing tennis anymore.
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Old Oct 8, 2017, 09:15 AM   #17
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http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITAN...llAmerican.htm

ITA's in Tulsa concluding this weekend.

Hiltzik lost first round to 7 seed from Wake. He was only Illini in main draw. Clark lost first round of qualifying while both Kovacevic and Khlif won 2 matches but lost the match to qualify for Main draw.
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Old Oct 9, 2017, 03:48 PM   #18
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I believe that Hirsch is still attending Illinois, but just not playing tennis anymore.
Ortega seems to be gone, too.
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Old Oct 9, 2017, 03:51 PM   #19
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http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITAN...llAmerican.htm

ITA's in Tulsa concluding this weekend.

Hiltzik lost first round to 7 seed from Wake. He was only Illini in main draw. Clark lost first round of qualifying while both Kovacevic and Khlif won 2 matches but lost the match to qualify for Main draw.
Khlif had to come through prequalifying where he won four matches in order to get into the qualifying round:
http://www.itatennis.com/Assets/ITA+Men$!27s+All-American+Championships/2017+ITA+Men$!27s+All-American+-+PQ+Singles+Draw+Final+update.pdf
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Old Oct 9, 2017, 08:26 PM   #20
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Ortega seems to be gone, too.
That happened last year. He's playing for NIU now:

http://www.niuhuskies.com/news/2017/...er-ortega.aspx
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Old Oct 15, 2017, 08:15 PM   #21
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How 'bout the gals

Freshmen are killing it in ITA: http://www.mgoblue.com/documents/201...ngles_2017.pdf

These are some very good players from Northwestern, OSU, Michigan and ND that they are beating.
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Old Oct 16, 2017, 07:17 AM   #22
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Freshmen are killing it in ITA: http://www.mgoblue.com/documents/201...ngles_2017.pdf

These are some very good players from Northwestern, OSU, Michigan and ND that they are beating.
Some pub for the gals: https://www.collegetennistoday.com/i...e-midwest.html
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Old Oct 16, 2017, 10:15 AM   #23
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Great to see the women making strides to match the level of the men's program.


Kawai is definitely going to make a positive impact. It looks like the other newcomers will also.
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Old Oct 21, 2017, 05:15 PM   #24
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Guys are having a good showing so far at ITA regional at Michigan.
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Old Oct 21, 2017, 05:28 PM   #25
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Hiltzik

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Guys are having a good showing so far at ITA regional at Michigan.
Are Hiltzik and Gomez not playing there?
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