Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament
Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match
Hiltzik earns second weekly conference honorHiltzik earns second weekly conference honor
Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored
Illini Earn Third Shutout of Big Ten Season
Jesse finished 10-9 overall in singles matches with a 5-3 dual match record... Earning a spot into the lineup at the end of the season, Jesse accomplished a 4-1 mark in Big Ten play, including a three-set battle against Ohio State's Hunter Callahan... Was the lone point in the NCAA Tournament loss to No. 16 Vanderbilt, winning 11 straight games to take a straight set victory... Achieved a 19-12 record in doubles matches... Along with partner Jared Hiltzik, the duo went undefeated in Big Ten play at 7-0 and 14-5 in the spring... Best win came against No. 32 McCarthy/Van Engelen of Ohio State... Voted Most Improved Player and Player to Watch next season.
Graduated from Homestead High School ... Three-time team runner-up at state and 2010 state champion ... Four-time All-State honoree.
Born Alexander Austin Jesse on Oct. 20, 1993 ... Son of Jon and Louise Jesse ... Hobbies include hanging with friends, tennis and basketball ... Biggest thrill in sports is the competitiveness ... Favorite athlete is Aaron Rodgers because he is the best at what he does and a good person off the field ... Majoring in engineering.
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