A decade later, with the Illini’s 2003 NCAA championship sliding into history, the greatest tennis team in UI history — maybe the premier Illini team in any sport, period — has one player still competing on the pro circuit.
Indianapolis native Rajeev Ram, back on the campus where he was one-and-done as an Illini, recalls that 32-0 season with pride.
FLUSHING, N.Y. — Amer Delic was the first Illinois men’s tennis player to reach the ITA National Indoor Championship final in 2002.
By The News-Gazette
INDIANAPOLIS — The University of Illinois is in the running to host another NCAA championship tournament in men’s and women’s tennis.
The NCAA announced Wednesday that the UI is among eight finalists for Division I tennis championship sites during 2015-18. The UI hosted the tennis championships last spring for the first time.
CHAMPAIGN — Jannelle Flaws had two goals as Illinois ended a three-match losing streak with a 3-2 win against No. 20 Wisconsin on Saturday night at Illinois Soccer Stadium. Freshman Claire Wheatley had nine saves for the Illini, who raced to a 3-1 lead in front of 1,015 fans.
Flaws leads the Big Ten with 15 goals, three shy of Emily Brown’s single-season school record.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Illinois volleyball team entered the weekend looking to build some momentum. Instead, No. 20 Purdue emerged from a four-set Big Ten battle on Friday night with a much-needed victory of its own.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Kevin Hambly has said for weeks that his Illinois volleyball team needed a shot of confidence.
Saturday night’s come-from-behind road victory against No. 14 Michigan should qualify.
Trailing 2-1 after three sets, the Illini battled back to pull out a 25-18, 15-25, 10-25, 25-20, 15-13 Big Ten victory.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State and Illinois apparently are heading in opposite directions in volleyball.
The Spartans, who climbed six spots to No. 9 in this week’s American Volleyball Coaches Association poll, defeated the Illini 25-15, 25-18, 25-17 on Friday night.
CHAMPAIGN — Reagan Robishaw and Megan Pawloski each scored a pair of goals to lift Illinois to a 4-0 victory Sunday against Florida International. Freshman Claire Wheatley and Lauren Parkin combined for the shutout in goal for Illinois, making one save.
The Illini (5-2-1), who outshot the Panthers 29-7, begin conference matches Friday at Ohio State.