Sweet 16: Georgia (L, 3-4) - RESULTS, NOTES & QUOTES
Second Round: Louisville (W, 4-1)
First Round: Western Michigan (W, 4-0)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Illinois (23-9) - #13
CONFERENCE: Big Ten
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Brad Dancer, 146-95 (career); 90-34 (Illinois)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 13
BEST NCAA FINISH: National Champions in 2003 by defeating No. 6 Vanderbilt 4-3, to complete their perfect season with a 32-0 record.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: Had three upset wins over top-15 teams over the course of the week of Feb. 10-17, including wins over seventh-ranked Florida, No. 10 Baylor and No. 12 Tulsa…Finished second in the Big Ten regular season standings.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: Rank three players in the top one hundred in singles including Big Ten Freshman of the Year Dennis Nevolo at No. 38, sophomore Roy Kalmanovich comes in at No. 50, and senior Marc Spicijaric ranks No. 77…In doubles the freshmen duo of Dennis Nevolo and Ruan Roelofse are ranked No. 24 while the tandem of senior Marc Spicijaric and junior Marek Czerwinkski claim the No. 38 spot.