Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis
|Illinois Fighting Illini Men's Tennis|
|University||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Head Coach||Brad Dancer (10th year)|
|Stadium||Atkins Tennis Center|
|Colors||Blue and Orange
|NCAA Tournament Champions|
|NCAA Tournament Runner Up|
|NCAA Tournament Semifinals|
|2003, 2004, 2007|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2012, 2015|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
|1914, 1917, 1922, 1924, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1946, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2015|
The Illinois Fighting Illini men's tennis team is a NCAA Division I college tennis team competing in the Big Ten Conference. The team plays its home matches at the Atkins Tennis Center in Urbana, Illinois.
The Illinois men's tennis program was founded in 1908, but has enjoyed most of its success in recent years.
The Illini have been one of the most successful men's tennis programs in the nation over the past twenty seasons, winning nine consecutive Big Ten Championships from 1997-2005; six of seven Big Ten Tournament Championships between 1999 and 2005; appearing in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen fourteen times, including eight years in a row (2002-09); advancing to three NCAA Final Fours between 2003 and 2007; and winning the 2003 NCAA National Championship.
They have also won two ITA National Team Indoor Championships (2003,2004) and lost in the championship match three other times (1998,1999,2002).
Illinois men's tennis owns the record for longest consecutive win streak in NCAA history at 64 matches, spanning from their first match of the 2002-2003 season and ending with a 4-2 defeat by UCLA in the semifinals of the 2004 NCAA Men's Tennis Tournament.
Individual NCAA Champions
|2000||Cary Franklin & Graydon Oliver|
|2003||Rajeev Ram & Brian Wilson|
|2007||Kevin Anderson & Ryan Rowe|
|1998-99||Cary Franklin, Oliver Freelove|
|1999-2000||Cary Franklin, Jeff Laski, Graydon Oliver|
|2000-01||Graydon Oliver, Amer Delic|
|2001-02||Amer Delic, Michael Calkins|
|2002-03||Amer Delic, Rajeev Ram, Brian Wilson|
|2003-04||Phil Stolt, Brian Wilson|
|2004-05||Ryler DeHeart, Kevin Anderson|
|2005-06||Kevin Anderson, Ryler DeHeart, Ryan Rowe|
|2006-07||Kevin Anderson, Ryan Rowe|
|2013-14||Jared Hiltzik, Farris Gosea, Tim Kopinski, Ross Guignon|
Did Steven J. Ingram, a tennis member of the 1974 and 1975 tennis team of Mr. Bruce Shuman,
graduate from the University of Illinois in 1979 with a B.S. in landscape architecture and architecture?