Illini Welcome North Carolina, Tennessee, Tulsa
Illini claim experimental match victory before downing Ball State 4-3
Experimental match with Toledo held before dual with Ball State
Gosea and Childers earn doubles/singles sweep
Illinois freshmen go undefeated in singles competition
#25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team vs #15 Tennessee
Playing only in the fall, Childers went 12-9 overall in singles and 4-3 in doubles... Finished 2-3 in singles and 1-1 in doubles against Big Ten opponents.
Juniors / High School
Graduated from Marian Catholic High School ... Won four varsity letters in tennis ... Won the conference tournament four years in a row, marking a first-time school record ... All-State tennis player three years ... Competed in state all four years ... Placed ninth through 12th in state as a sophomore, seventh through eighth as a junior and was a finalist his senior year ... Was coached by Scott Bodnar. Personal
Born on April 27, 1994 ... Son of Michael and Jena Childers ... Has three siblings, Staci, Kelly and Chris ... Enjoys playing basketball and Ping-Pong ... Lists Derrick Rose as his favorite athlete because of his work ethic, athleticism and determination ... His biggest thrill in sports is winning ... Plans on becoming a physical trainer or therapist upon graduation.
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