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Illini complete sweep, gain dose of confidence

URBANA – A slow start didn't prevent Illinois from completing a weekend men's tennis sweep.

Bouncing back after losing the doubles point, the seventh-ranked Illini rallied past No. 41 Tennessee 4-3 on Saturday night at Atkins Tennis Center.

Illini silence Blue Devils

URBANA – Kevin Anderson, Ryan Rowe, GD Jones, Marc Spicijaric and Brandon Davis each won singles matches to lead the seventh-ranked Illinois men's tennis team to a 6-1 win against eighth-ranked Duke on Friday night at Atkins Tennis Center.

Anderson, ranked 23rd, defeated Duke's Peter Rodrigues 7-5, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, and 11th-ranked Rowe bounced Kiril Dimitrov 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3 singles.

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Zollner, Whittaker hitting new heights

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – The Illinois men's track and field team earned three titles and 17 top-five finishes Saturday at the Blue Raider Invitational, but coach Wayne Angel said his squad still can improve.

"It was a solid performance for us today, although we've got a lot of work to do," Angel said. "We didn't show the amount of intensity that I was hoping for."

Mensah delivers as UI takes first

CHAMPAIGN – Yvonne Mensah won the long jump and 60-meter dash (7.49 seconds) as Illinois held off Kansas to win the Illini Invitational on Saturday at the UI Armory.

"Overall I had a decent performance," Mensah said. "This was a great starting point, but there are areas that I would like to keep improving upon."

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Illinois track rolls in debut

HANOVER, N.H. – Nick Brown swept the vertical jumps, leading the Illinois men's track and field team to the title of the 38th Dartmouth Relays on Sunday.

The Illini won seven events and placed second in five while piling up 154 points – 63 more than runner-up Dartmouth – in the 12-team meet.

Sprinter selects Angel's team

CHAMPAIGN – Sprinter Marcus Duncan of Port of Spain, Trinidad, highlights the latest recruiting class for Illinois men's track and field coach Wayne Angel.

Duncan was the 2006 national junior college champion in the 100 and 200 meters.