Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament
Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match
Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored
Illinois first Big Ten team to earn doubles point vs. Buckeyes
Friday is Big Ten Tournament Title Rematch from Last Year
#25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team vs #15 Tennessee
Joined the team in January to start the spring season ... Captured 11 singles and 13 doubles wins ... Reached a career-high No. 61 alongside Dennis Nevolo in the national doubles rankings on March 27.
Checked in at No. 1627 in the ATP rankings with wins over top-700 opponents ... Boasted a 2.2 rating, which was the highest in his age group in the United Kingdom ... Ranked 38th overall in the U.K. ... Two-time champion of the Welsh Doubles League, where he went undefeated both times he won ... Was 24-6 over his last year in high school tennis and 42-4 over his last three years with the Barry Tennis Club, which is the third-highest-rated tennis club in Great Britain.
Born Farris Gosea on March 3, 1994 ... Son of Sami and Cheryl Gosea ... Enrolled in the College of Engineering ... Enjoys video games, puzzles and golf ... His biggest thrill in sports was getting his first ATP point ... Names David Ferrer as his favorite athlete ... Plans to either play tennis professionally or become an astronaut after college.
Singles Doubles Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten 2011-12 11-7 6-4 13-12 7-4 Total 11-7 6-4 13-12 7-4