INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UI Release) - The NCAA Division I Men's Tennis Subcommittee selected the 64 singles players and 32 doubles teams Wednesday evening that will compete in the 2013 NCAA Championships as host school the University of Illinois will be represented in both facets. Jared Hiltzik will compete for the Illini in singles while Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski will team up for doubles play.
After collecting Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors at the conference banquet, Jared Hiltzik departs into his first NCAA post-season tournament on a six match singles win streak. Ranked 31st in the country, Hiltzik has pieced together a solid debut season, compiling a 17-4 overall dual record with three Top-25 upsets.
Sophomores Kopinski and Guignon may have NCAA team tournament experience but they will be making their first doubles championships appearance. Currently ranked 13th in the country, the duo are 8-2 in their last ten matches and achieved a signature win over #2 Jarmere Jenkins and Mac Styslinger from then #1 Virginia.
The singles and doubles competition will be conducted May 22-27 at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex following the conclusion of the team championship, which runs from May 16-21. All matches will be the best of three sets. Regular scoring and a 12-point tiebreaker at six games all will be used for all matches.
All-session and single-day tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets by calling the Illinois Ticket Office at 866-Illini-1 or by visiting the Championship Central Page. Adult all-session tickets are $100, while youth (18 and under) all-session tickets are $75. Single-day tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for youth. Admission is free for children age two or younger. Groups of 10 or more can purchase single-day group tickets at $5 apiece by calling the Illinois Ticket Office.
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