Swimming and Diving
MIAMI – Pepper Gay struck out a career-high 10 as the Illinois softball team beat Providence 8-0 in its opening game of the Blue & Gold Felsberg Memorial Tournament on Friday.
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).
URBANA – Illinois' 16th-ranked men's tennis team rebounded from last week's season-opening loss to Virginia, topping Denver 6-1 Friday night at Atkins Tennis Center.
The Illini were led by 11th-ranked Dennis Nevolo, who defeated 25th-ranked Enej Bonin 6-0, 6-1 at No. 1 singles after Illinois dropped the doubles point.
CHICAGO – The No. 4 Illinois men's gymnastics team won five of six events to capture the season-opening Windy City Invitational for the second straight year.
The Illini scored 355.400 points to defeat defending national champion and No. 2 Michigan (346.100), which placed second in the six-team meet.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Next up: Penn State.
The Illinois volleyball team knocked off Ohio State on Friday night 25-20, 25-17, 17-25, 27-25 to set up a showdown against second-place Penn State on Saturday night in State College, Pa.
CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois women’s swimming and diving team improved to 5-0 for the first time in 13 years Friday, beating Michigan State and Southern Illinois in the Splash Bash at the ARC Pool.
Corey Kasten claimed the 100-yard breaststroke in 1 minute, 6.19 seconds. Britni Fisher was third in 1-meter diving.
TOLEDO, Ohio — Illinois’ 400 freestyle relay team of Meghan Mason, Caitlin Conroy, Erin Lamb and Courtney Pope won the event and clinched the school’s swimming and diving victory against Toledo.
The Illini swimmers were clocked in 3 minutes, 32.65 seconds.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Illinois returns from its two-game road trip still in first place in the Big Ten.
Just not alone.