Second Round: Fresno St. (L, 3-4)
First Round: Vanderbilt (W, 4-3)
SCHOOL/RECORD: Illinois (19-8) - #34
CONFERENCE: Big Ten
HEAD COACH/RECORD: Michelle Dasso (36-36)
NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES: 8
BEST NCAA FINISH: Advanced to the Round of 32 in 2003.
2009 TEAM HIGHLIGHTS: The Illini finished third in the Big Ten regular season standings with an 8-2 conference record, its highest finish in 6 years.
PLAYER/COACH HIGHLIGHTS: The Orange and Blue boast two players in the singles rankings with junior Megan Fudge topping the charts at No. 77 and redshirt-sophomore Leigh Finnegan coming in at No. 123…Fudge and Finnegan each received All-Big Ten honors this season…Both have recorded 20+wins so far this season…As a player at Notre Dame, Head Coach Michelle Dasso grabbed the ITA's National Senior Player of the Year accolade in 2001 and is the program's only four-time ITA All-American. Dasso garnered ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year honors after leading Notre Dame to unprecedented success in 2005-06.