Men's Tennis


Tim Kopinski
Tim Kopinski

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palos Hills, Ill.

High School:
Amos Alonzo Stagg

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 157

04/21/2013

Illinois Downs Purdue 5-2 In Regular Season Finale

Illini receive No. 4 seed and first-round bye in B1G Tournament

04/19/2013

Illinois defeats Indiana 6-1 on Senior Day

Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour honored before match

04/18/2013

Senior Day Set for Indiana Match Friday

Seniors Stephen Hoh and Bruno Abdelnour to be honored

04/14/2013

Illinois Dishes Out 7-0 Shutout vs. Penn State

Illini Earn Third Shutout of Big Ten Season

04/13/2013

Illini Upset Bid Falls Short at 4-3 to #5 OSU

Illinois first Big Ten team to earn doubles point vs. Buckeyes

05/07/2014

Illinois Men's Tennis - Wisconsin

The Illini men's tennis team defeated Wisconsin on April 20 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex in Urbana.

05/23/2013

NCAA Men's Singles/Doubles Rd of 32

NCAA Men's Singles/Doubles Tournament Round of 32 featuring Jared Hiltzik, Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski

02/12/2013

Illinois vs Tennessee 2/2

#25 Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team vs #15 Tennessee

05/12/2012

NCAA Championships - Second Round

Illinois 4, Auburn 3

05/11/2012

NCAA Championships - First Round

Illinois 4, Western Michigan 0

Junior 2013-14
All-American ... First-Team All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week (2/11) ... Big Ten Sportsmanship Honoree ... Won the team's Strength & Conditioning Award along with the Chris Martin Spirit Award ... Qualified for the NCAA Singles Tournament along with being a seeded doubles team along with teammate Ross Guignon, bowing out in the first round in both ... Finished the year ranked 6th Nationally in doubles ... Kopinski/Guignon went 27-12 on the year, which tied for the seventh most in a single season ... In doubles dual matches, Kopinski/Guignon went 16-5, 8-1 in the conference and 5-2 against top-30 ranked teams ... Notable doubles victories include No. 21 Greg Andrews/Alex Lawson of Notre Dame, No. 12 Andrew Harris/Dane Webb of Oklahoma and No. 21 Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith of Northwestern ...Posted the second most singles wins on the team with a 33-12 record ... Improved his dual match record by eight from a year ago, finishing 21-7 ... Finished the year ranked 67th nationally in singles ... Went 8-1 in Big Ten play ... Got the Illini on the board in 'The Comeback' vs. Memphis in the NCAA Tournament ... Kopinski primarily played No. 3 singles and helped the top three positions post a combined 69-17 record, good for a .802 winning percentage ...Notable singles victories include No. 13 Jeremy Efferding of Texas A&M and No. 24 George Goldhoff of Texas ... Named the Most Outstanding Player at the OFCC Invitational ... Won the doubles consolation bracket at ITA Men's All-American Championships ... Made it to the semis in doubles at ITA National Indoor Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten.

Sophomore 2012-13
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 ... ITA Scholar Athlete.

Freshman 2011-12
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.

Personal
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.

Career Statistics

Singles Doubles
Season Overall Big Ten Overall Big Ten
2011-12 25-16 8-3 22-17 5-6
2012-13 22-18 6-5 23-14 8-2
Total 47-34 14-8 45-31 13-8


 
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