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
Illini Earn Third Shutout of Big Ten Season
Illinois first Big Ten team to earn doubles point vs. Buckeyes
NCAA Men's Singles/Doubles Tournament Round of 32 featuring Jared Hiltzik, Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski
#25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team vs #15 Tennessee
Illinois 4, Auburn 3
Illinois 4, Western Michigan 0
Finished with the second most wins on the squad with a 22-18 overall record and a 13-11 dual match record... Clinched the match against No. 7 Kentucky, including a doubles win over No. 35 Jomby/Lai... Also helped upset No. 5 Duke by beating No. 14 Michael Redlicki in straight sets...Played No. 1 doubles with Ross Guignon, where the duo went 10-4 in dual matches and earned four victories over Top-50 ranked doubles teams, such as No. 2 Jenkins/Styslinger, No. 12 King/Bernstein and No. 16 Kobelt/Smith... Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships along with Guignon, where they fell to future champs Jenkins/Styslinger in a tough three-set battle...Second-Team All-Big Ten selection... Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week... Strength and Conditioning Award Winner... Academic All-Big Ten.
Named Player to Watch and Most Improved by his teammates ... Led the team with 22 doubles wins, including 16 alongside Ross Guignon ... Posted 25 singles wins, which tied for second most on the team ... Defeated No. 115 Ille Van Engelen of Ohio State to help the Illini to the Big Ten Tournament title and a 4-3 win over the third-ranked Buckeyes.
Juniors / High school
Rated a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net ... Ranked as high as No. 38 nationally ... Won the Western Michigan Indoor Tournament and placed third at the Midwest Indoor Open in 2010.
Born Timothy Jan Kopinski on June 2, 1993 ... Son of Jan and Zofia Kopinski ... Twin sister, Melissa, plays on the Illinois women's team, making the tandem the first set of twins to play on both Illini tennis teams in Illinois history ... Enjoys skiing, cycling and playing hockey ... Favorite athlete is Jens Voigt because he is a great cyclist, great teammate and never gives up.
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