2017-18 Illini Tennis

#1
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
 
#5
But then the incoming tOSU freshman, John McNally, destroyed Vukic in July. :huh:
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.
 
#6
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.
 
#11
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/2017-09-26/sept-27-illinois-basketball-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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#12
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/2017-09-26/sept-27-illinois-basketball-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?
 
#19
http://www.itatennis.com/Events/ITANationalChampionships/MensAllAmerican.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