Illini Continue Action at Conference Challenge
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Fighting Illini men's tennis team won six matches Saturday during day two of the Conference Challenge, hosted by Texas A&M. Freshman Jared Hiltzik led the way with two wins.
In round one of singles play, sophomore Tim Kopinski and newcomers Julian Childers and Hiltzik each claimed victories for the Orange and Blue. Kopinski took down Roger Anderson of LSU, 6-3 7-6(2), while Childers claimed a convincing 7-5, 6-1 win over Harrison Kennedy (LSU). Hiltzik battled his way to a victory in 3-6, 6-3, 6-3 thriller against Texas A&M's Jackson Withrow.
In the following round, freshman Brian Page downed Nate Lammons (SMU), 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, while Hiltzik and classmate Alex Jesse cruised to 6-2, 6-3 wins over LSU's Tam Trinh and Mark Bowtell, respectively.
The Orange and Blue will wrap up play at the Conference Challenge tomorrow, beginning at 9 a.m. CT.
Jeremy Efferding (TAMU) def. #120 Bruno Abdelnour (ILL) 7-6(4), 6-1
Tim Kopinski (ILL) def. Roger Anderson (LSU) 6-3, 7-6(2)
Arturs Kazijevs (SMU) def. Brian Page (ILL) 6-4, 6-3
Jared Hiltzik (ILL) def. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) 3-6, 6-3, 6-3
Julian Childers (ILL) def. Harrison Kennedy (LSU) 7-5, 6-1
Nick Papac (OU) def. Alex Jesse (ILL) 6-3, 7-5
Harrison Adams (TAMU) def. #120 Bruno Abdelnour (ILL) 6-0, 7-6
Alberto Bautista (TAMU) def. Julian Childers (ILL) 6-0, 4-6, 6-2
Leonard Stakholvsky (OU) def. Tim Kopinski (ILL) 6-4, 6-4
Brian Page (ILL) def. Nate Lammons (SMU) 6-1, 3-6, 6-3
Jared Hiltzik (ILL) def. Tam Trinh (LSU) 6-2, 6-3
Alex Jesse (ILL) def. Mark Bowtell (LSU) 6-2, 6-3