Illinois Tech Tennis Finishes a Great Run at the USTA National Championship

Nationals Photo.jpgThe Illinois Tech Tennis Club finished their season on April 17 in Cary, N.C. with their first win at the USTA National Championship. With a win against Stephen F. Austin State University Tennis Club, Illinois Tech was placed on the map for the first time in its history at a national level. Even though Illinois Tech had some tough and very close losses to southern schools like UCLA and Georgia Tech Tennis Clubs, Illinois Tech made an outstanding debut at nationals. But, this is not the end of the road for some players, as several will compete in the U.S. Open National Playoff in South Bend, Ind. for the final two wild card spots of the U.S. Open in August. Those players include Franklin Zhong, Abhishek Rana, Vincent Boulanger, Connor Mullane, Jiarui Huo, Mallik Begur, Connor Mullane, Meriem Sakrouhi and Mihai-George Beloiu Serbanescu as they qualified for the next round. In the end, the Illinois Tech Tennis Club has improved drastically, and will be remembered as the 2016 USTA Midwest Club of the Year in years to come.