USTA/ITA NATIONAL MEN'S TEAM
INDOOR COLLEGE CHAMPIONSHIPS
NCAA DIVISION I
University of Kentucky - Louisville, Kentucky - February 22-25, 2003
The Illinois men's team is the first Big Ten school to win the USTA/ITA Indoor Championships title. Since 1989 the trophy has gone to either Stanford or UCLA. Though it was their first win, it was the team's fourth final in the past six years. The team now moves into the No. 1 spot in the ranking for only the second time. The first time was just last season.
Rajeev Ram -- pictured right -- was the winner of this year's USTA Sportsmanship Award. The Illinois freshman was chosen for this award by the sixteen participating coaches for displaying outstanding sportsmanship and exemplifying the spirit of college tennis during the course of the tournament and throughout his career.
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