Illini Tennis

Just to put this season into perspective:

Illinois finished the season with a record of 23-3. Their three losses came to Florida, Baylor, and Ohio State. They later avenged the loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament final.

Florida and Baylor are currently ranked #1 and #2 in the country and are playing today to decide the national championship.

Illinois' best wins this season were over Virginia, Southern California, and Ohio State. All four of those teams made it to the round of 16 in tournament. Ohio State beat #10 Wake Forest and then lost to #7 TCU. #12 Southern Cal beat #5 Virginia in the round of 16 and then lost a close 4-3 match to #4 Texas.

I think Illinois definitely deserved to be seeded higher than #16. Regardless, it was a successful season.

Florida went on to win 4-1 over Baylor for the title. Those two teams gave us two of our three losses this year. In singles, all three of our guys have moved on to the round of 32. I believe we have the only B10 competitors left in the tournament.
Kovacevic and Montsi both attained All-American status by winning their second-round matches. Zeke Clark fell just short and joins a long list of great Illinois players who narrowly missed becoming All-Americans.

Kovacevic won again today and is into the quarterfinals