Kopinski benefitting from pro tests

Published 07/31 2012 10:35PM

Updated 07/31 2012 10:41PM

DECATUR - Tim Kopinski had a breakout freshman season for the Illinois tennis team, and he is hoping for even bigger things as a sophomore next year.  In order to get there, he is testing himself against the best this summer.

Kopinski played in the Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic in Decatur this week.  He gave the No. 1 seed all he could handle Tuesday before eventually losing.  Kopinski says it's opportunities like that, even when he doesn't win, that will help him be even stronger next season.

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