Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Kennedy claims third at Big Tens

EVANSTON – Jimmy Kennedy beat second-seeded Montell Marion of Iowa 9-6 at 141 pounds to claim third place at the Big Ten meet Sunday. The Illini finished sixth as a team.

"I was pleased with some of our performances and disappointed with a few others, but that's how this tournament always is," Illinois coach Jim Heffernan said.

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Big Ten honors two Illini gymnasts

Pitching brings Challenge win

CLEARWATER, Fla. – John Anderson and Chris Pack combined on a four-hitter as the Illinois baseball team beat Cincinnati 7-3 on Saturday at Jack Russell Stadium.

With the win, Illinois evened its record at 1-1 in the Big East/Big Ten Challenge. The Illini finish the series today against West Virginia.

Hackett turns on the power, Illini sweep

WACO, Texas – Meredith Hackett blasted a pair of home runs and drove in six runs for No. 24 Illinois in a 9-2 softball win against Texas-San Antonio on Saturday at the Getterman Classic.

Slow start for softball team

WACO, Texas – The Illinois softball team opened its season with an 11-10 loss to Texas-San Antonio on Friday in the Getterman Classic.

The Illini later dropped a 4-1 decision against Baylor.

Ribeiro honored; men's tennis wins

PARK RIDGE — Illinois senior Daniel Ribeiro, who successfully defended his U.S. title in pommel horse last weekend, was named Big Ten Men’s Gymnast of the Week on Monday.

In men's tennis, No. 16 Illinois handed No. 14 Duke its first loss of the season, 4-2, Monday at Atkins Tennis Center. Abe Souza (No. 3 singles), Roy Kalmanovich (No. 4), Stephen Hoh (No. 5) and Bruno Abdelnour (No. 6) won for Illinois. Duke took the doubles point.

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Roundup: No. 3 gymnasts roll; McHugh wins throw

CHAMPAIGN – The third-ranked Illinois men's gymnastics team won all six events in rolling to a 354.900-339.400 victory against No. 9 Iowa on Saturday at Huff Hall.

Junior Tyler Mizoguchi and senior Paul Ruggeri each earned two titles in the Illini's home debut. Mizoguchi posted career highs in the all-around (89.300) and parallel bars (15.300), while Ruggeri placed first in floor exercise (15.600) and high bar (14.400).

Fraker remains perfect for track team

CHAMPAIGN – Davis Fraker continued his assault on the school record books.

The freshman broke his own record in the weight throw and improved to 6-0 in three meets this season as Illinois won nine event titles en route to a dominating victory Saturday at the Illini Classic.

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PARK RIDGE — Senior Paul Ruggeri was named Big Ten Gymnast of the Week on Monday for leading No. 4 Illinois to the team title of the Windy City Invitational.