Illinois tennis programs have four remaining home matches this season

URBANA - Tonight, the nationally ranked Fighting Illini men's tennis team host the Penn State at Atkins Tennis Center. The action starts at 6pm.

This is just one of four home Big 10 matches for Illinois, who were ranked 19th in the country by the ITA after beating unranked Baylor and Abilene Christian, dropped to #21 after surprising 4-1 loss to Texas Christian University last Sunday.

If you can't make tonight's contest, the Illini are back on the court at noon on Sunday to face rival Ohio State. So far, the Buckeyes (13-4) posted a 2-1 record during the month of March and hope to drive east unscathed by the 15-7 Illinois program led by long-time head coach Brad Dancer.

The Illini are at home again on Friday, April 14, at 6pm against the Wisconsin Badgers and face Nebraska for Senior Day on Sunday, April 16, at noon.

The women's program also has four home Big 10 matches remaining this season. Ranked at #35, the Illini women (10-5) split its Spring Break matches against Arizona (#57) and New Mexico State at the LaNelle Robson Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona, a week ago this past Tuesday.

Illinois faces Michigan State on March 31 and Michigan on April 1 for hard-hitting tennis action at Atkins. Their home Big 10 schedule conclude with a twin bill weekend against Nebraska on April 11 and Iowa at noon on April 23.

Admission to both tennis team's home matches is free. Illinois tennis matches are great opportunity for high school and local recreational players of all ages to enjoy high-level play and the energy of collegiate tennis.

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