Roelofse's rally keeps streak alive

URBANA – Freshman Ruan Roelofse scored the clinching win for the Illinois men's tennis team Friday. His 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 victory against Purdue's Eric Ramos gave the Illini a 4-3 dual win against the Boilermakers at Atkins Tennis Center.

Illini team up for no-hitter

HOUSTON – Ashley Wright, Taylor Call and Monica Perry combined to allow one earned run on one hit in 13 innings as Illinois won twice at Saturday's Houston Invitational.

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Buckley leads record-setting day

CHAMPAIGN – Allison Buckley scored a 39.35 to take the all-around title and lead the No. 17 Illinois women's gymnastics team to a 196.700-195.695 win against No. 18 Ohio State on Sunday at Huff Hall.

The Illini total broke the previous school record of 196.300 set in 2004.

UI Gymnasts come through just in time

CHAMPAIGN – Daniel Ribeiro won the pommel horse and Brian Liscovitz won the horizontal bar as No. 3 Illinois beat No. 4 Penn State 345.500-339.800 in a Big Ten men's gymnastics meet Saturday at Huff Hall.

Celebrating Justin Spring Night, the Illini got second-place finishes from Tyler Mizoguchi (pommel horse), Roger Pasek (vault), Chris Lung (parallel bars) and C.J. Padera (horizontal bars). Mizoguchi also finished second in the all-around.

Howell keys softball

TAMPA, Fla. — Hope Howell drove in two runs, leading Illinois to a 6-4 softball victory against South Florida on Friday at the Wilson Tournament.

The Illini (4-2) lost 4-1 to Hofstra in their tournament opener.

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Gymnast Ruggeri honored

PARK RIDGE — Sophomore Paul Ruggeri was named co-Big Ten Gymanst of the Week on Monday after he won the high bar at the Winter Cup Challenge last weekend.

Wrestlers rally past Wildcats

CHAMPAIGN – No. 15 Roger Smith-Bergsrud's last-second takedown lifted him to a 3-1 victory at 165 pounds Friday night against Northwestern's Dominic Marella and helped the ninth-ranked Illinois wrestlers rally for a 22-13 victory against the No. 16 Wildcats.

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