Prior to Stefan’s match against Joseph, he was ranked No. 85 singles player. Stefan is currently ranked No. 67 singles player in the nation. Milicevic secured a big win last weekend, but that wasn’t his only big win.Stefan won 6 Tennis Europe titles and ITF Junior title while representing his home nation of Serbia in high school. In the Spring of Milicevic’s sophomore 2017, he won ITA Central Region Rookie of the Year–finishing 17-7 in singles games. In the Fall of 2017, he defeated Toby Boyer of Nebraska 6-1, 6-1 to win the ITA Central Regional Championship. Last Fall, Milicevic was the only Gopher to qualify for ITA Fall Nationals in Bonita Springs, Calif., where he defeated No. 55 ranked singles player Sean Hill of BYU 7-6 (0), 6-7 (4), 7-5. He earned a spot in the ITA Central Regional Singles Championship match, defeating Mason Beiler of Oklahoma, the No. 5 ranked singles player in the central region, on the way to the final, but was the ITA Central Regional Singles Runner-Up. Stefan finished as the No. 33 ranked singles player in the nation according to ITA.Headcoach Geoff Young is confident in his players. “The confidence doesn’t come from winning, but from putting in the work and working on things during the week that we know are going to help us win the tough matches, Young said. “I’m concerned about Pepperdine because they have good players and they’ll be eager to play us, but we’re comfortable at home and after a good, long week of practice, we’ll be ready.” The Gophers play Pepperdine at the Baseline Tennis Center this Sunday. Stefan Milicevic defeats No. 8 Joseph Guillin, but he has a history of winning Jarrett BallardFebruary 22, 2020Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Gophers swept Santa Barbara 7-0 en route to their 3rd consecutive win. Senior Stefan Milicevic secured a big victory in the No. 1 singles spot over one of the top-ranked college tennis players in the nation. Last Saturday, Milicevic was able to defeat No. 8 Joseph Guillin 7-6, 7-5 in a closely contested match at the Baseline Tennis Center. Milicevic’s No.1 singles spot record is 5-3. Milicevic’s overall singles record is 12-7. Milicevic was aware of the intensity during his match against Joseph and was happy when he hit the game-winning shot. “I felt relieved to hit the game-winning point–it was a long match and points were hard to come by, Milicevic said. “When that last shot hit the net, I was happy that this long match came to an end. It was a great win.” Milicevic’s gameplan to stay aggressive and consistently attack Guillin from all angles of the court came from his familiarity with Guillin’s playstyle.“I know the guy from Junior tennis and he’s not the hardest hitter, so I knew I had to stay aggressive, step into my hits, take chances and take the opportunity to get the upper-hand.” Milicevic is the first Gopher player to beat a top-10 opponent since Felix Corwin in 2018, when he beat then No. 4 ranked Mikael Torpegaard of Ohio State in straight sets. Milicevic is confident in the Gopher’s gameplan in preparing for their next match against Pepperdine this upcoming Sunday. “We have a long week to prepare and practice, Milicevic said. “We’re going to work hard and practice our fundamentals and step into this match.”
Methods Machine Tools, a supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, has appointed Tony Campos to the position of Western region technical support manager. Campos will be based out of Methods Technology Center in Tempe, Arizona, and will support Methods’ customers in Western United States and Mexico.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement“We are very fortunate to have Tony in the position of Western Technical Support Manager to better serve our customers in Mexico and the Western United States. He is an enthusiastic, technically talented engineer,” said Dave Lucius, vice president of sales for Methods Machine Tools.Campos joined the Methods Illinois team as an applications engineer in 2003 and, in May of 2009, he became part of the Methods Arizona team in the same role. He has been instrumental in the development of a large number of turn-key projects in Methods’ Elgin, Illinois, and Tempe, Arizona, facilities and has extensive experience in training customers on controls and machine operation. Since 2004, he also has played an integral leadership role on the Methods IMTS team for set up, demonstration and tear down of Methods machines at the IMTS Show in Chicago. In addition, Campos is proficient in Spanish and is the liaison to Methods’ Spanish-speaking distributors and their customers at IMTS.Prior to his tenure at Methods, Campos worked as a team leader, foreman and applications engineer at Krisdee & Associates, a machine shop located in Elgin, Illinois.He is a graduate of Elgin Community College with an Associate in Science degree and a minor in Business Administration. He has received numerous certifications including Esprit and Gibbs CAM.
Well folks, we have finally arrived at week four of the NFL preseason.The Cleveland Browns will travel to Motown to take on the Detroit Lions in the final preseason game of 2018.On Thursday of next week, the real season begins, as the champion Eagles play the Falcons in Philadelphia.The Browns won’t play until Sunday when they face the Pittsburgh Steelers at First Energy Stadium. The Detroit Lions will play on Monday Night Football and face the New York Jets in week one.Here are three headlines for tonight’s final preseason game: Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsBrownsLionsNFL Tim Whelan