UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS: This is a rerun for Jared Hiltzik.
For the fifth time in his collegiate career, the New Trier High School graduate, a junior for the Fighting Illini, earned Tennis Athlete of the Week honors in the Big Ten.
Hiltzik, who is ranked No. 23 nationally, finished 2-0 at the 2015 ITA Men’s Indoor Championships. His efforts helped Illinois to impressive victories over No. 13 California (4-2) and No. 8 Ohio State (4-2).
The Wilmette native, who plays No. 2 singles, came up with two straight set wins over a pair of top-30 ranked players, beating No. 21 Austin Smith of Georgia 6-1, 6-1 on Feb. 14 and No. 30 Mikal Torpegaard of Ohio State 6-2, 6-4 on Feb. 15.