UI roundup: Women's gymnasts set mark

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s gymnastics team set a high-water mark for the season in its victory against Minnesota on Saturday, 196.025-193.375.

Lizzy LeDuc tied a program record with a 9.95 on beam. The Illini’s team score of 49.275 on beam was the seventh-best mark in school history.

UI roundup: Tennis team wins thriller

URBANA — Trailing 3-1 to Duke, the 17th-ranked Illini men’s tennis team won the final three singles matches to pull out a 4-3 win over the Blue Devils at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday.

Olympic sports in full swing for Illini this weekend

Illinois men’s tennis isn’t the only Olympic sports team in action this weekend for the Illini:

UI Roundup: Beasley's career day not enough

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Freshman Brandi Beasley scored a career-high 28 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Illinois women’s basketball team fell to Penn State on Sunday, 82-66.

Beasley added seven rebounds and five assists, but was plagued by seven turnovers.

UI roundup: Men's tennis opens season with win

NORMAN, Okla. — Illinois won five of six singles matches on Saturday, lifting the No. 17 men’s tennis team to a 4-2 win against No. 25 Arkansas at the ITA Kickoff.

After the Illini (1-0) dropped the doubles point, they rattled off three straight singles victories before closing out the match in the No. 6 competition.

Five dates to watch in Illinois athletics

The doldrums of winter are starting to set in, particularly when it comes to the Illinois basketball program and the realization that another NCAA tournament appearance seems bleak. Even with the struggles on the hardwood, though, other UI sports teams are worth paying attention to. Honestly.

UI Roundup: Wrestling defeats Northern Illinois

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois wrestling team picked up its second win of the weekend by defeating Northern Illinois 25-12 on Sunday at Huff Hall.

Zane Richards, Kyle Langenderfer, Isaiah Martinez, Emery Parker and Brooks Black earned victories for the Illini (4-2).

UI roundup: Seymour climbs timing charts

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Illini hurdler Pedrya Seymour has been chasing former Illini Perdita Felicien.

On Saturday, she nearly caught her.

Seymour recorded a personal-best time in the 60-meter hurdles prelims (8.09 seconds) and again in the final (7.98) to finish as the top collegian at the Rod McCravy Memorial.

UI roundup: LeDuc honored by Big Ten

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois women’s gymnast Lizzy LeDuc received the Big Ten Gymnast of the Week award Monday.

LeDuc won four individual events for the Illini in a quad-meet win against Rugers, Eastern Michigan and Illinois-Chicago on Saturday. She was victorious in the vault, beam, floor and all-around competitions.

UI roundup: Men's track and field wins local event

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois track and field swept four events Saturday at the Illini Classic, netting the men a first-place finish and the women a runner-up display.