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Fighting Illini Welcome Indiana and Purdue for Senior Weekend

Fighting Illini Welcome Indiana and Purdue for Senior Weekend

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – With just two weekends of regular-season play remaining, the Fighting Illini are set to host Senior Weekend as Indiana and No. 58 Purdue visit the Atkins Tennis Center on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Friday’s tilt against the Hoosiers is slated for 3 p.m. CT, while Sunday’s Senior Day contest against the Boilermakers is set for 12 p.m.

Indiana enters the weekend with a 6-16 overall record, including a 0-8 mark in conference play. The Hoosiers are 0-7 in road matches this season and have lost their last nine outings.

No. 58 Purdue enters the weekend with an 11-7 overall record with a 4-4 reading in Big Ten action. The Boilermakers are 4-2 when playing on the road this season and will open weekend action at Northwestern on Friday.

No. 35 Illinois is 13-7 on the season, including a 5-2 record in Big Ten play and a 9-1 mark in home matches. 


Last weekend, Illinois faced its split weekend featuring a home win over Minnesota and a road loss at No. 30 Wisconsin.

The Illini took down the Gophers, 4-0, for the team’s fifth sweep of the season. Illinois claimed the doubles point before McKenna Schaefbauer, Megan Heuser, and Kasia Treiber won their singles matches, respectively, to secure the victory. 

At Wisconsin, Illinois won the doubles point and Kida Ferrari secured a victory at No. 5 singles before UI fell to the Badgers, 4-2. 


Illinois trails the all-time series against Indiana 17-34. The last time the Illini and Hoosiers met was the 2021 dual campaign when Illinois earned a 7-0 decision. Illinois is 4-1 against Indiana under head coach Evan Clark.

Illinois holds the edge over Purdue in the all-time series, 38-31. Under head coach Evan Clark, Illinois is 9-0 against Purdue.


  • After receiving votes in the final two top-25 polls, Illinois moved up to No. 24 in the first computerized rankings of the season. The ranking was the best by the Illini since the 2019 campaign.

    • The Illini now sit at No. 32 with an 12-6 record.

  • On Feb. 21, Kasia Treiber was tabbed the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – the first honor of her career. Treiber posted a 2-0 weekend at No. 3 singles in the Fighting Illini’s wins over Brown and Marshall at Atkins Tennis Center. Both were straight-set victories.
  • Illinois is off to a…

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