Illini, young players getting valuable experience at Ursula Beck


VIDEO ABOVE: Hear from Illini head coach Brad Dancer, and quarterfinalist Sebastian Korda (son of '98 Australian Open champion, Petr Korda).

DECATUR -- Five members of the Fighting Illini men's tennis team competed in the Ursula Beck Pro Tennis Classic.

One is still standing: Aron Hiltzik. The New Trier grad advanced to the quarterfinals after beating Govind Nanda (6-4, 6-3). Fellow Illini Zeke Clark was eliminated by Axel Geller (3-6, 6-3, 1-6).

In the video above, Illini men's tennis coach Brad Dancer explains why it's such a big tournament for his players.

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