Gosea, Kopinski Fall Short at National Indoors
FLUSHING, N.Y. - Fighting Illini sophomores Farris Gosea and Tim Kopinski fell in consolation play to end their run at the USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships Friday at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The Orange and Blue pair dropped an 8-0 match to Columbia's Winston Lin and Bert Vancura in their final ITA competition of the fall season.
Gosea and Kopinski earned entry to the tournament after winning the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional doubles title in Mid-October, marking llinois' fifth regional doubles championship in the past 10 years and the first time an Illini duo has accomplished the feat since Dennis Nevolo and Marek Czerwinski took the crown in 2009.
The Orange and Blue will return to action as a team in January. Several Illini will be in action at the JSM Challenger, Nov. 10-17 at Atkins Tennis Center.
Winston Lin/Bert Vancura (Columbia) def. Tim Kopinski/Farris Gosea (Illinois) 8-0