The UIC women's tennis team looks to take its 18th-consecutive title as it heads to the 2014 Horizon League Championship, running Friday through Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Flames enter competition as the No. 4 seed and will face No. 5 Detroit in the opening round on Friday at the University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center beginning at 10 a.m. CT.
The UIC women's tennis team (8-12, 5-3 HL) suffered a 6-1 loss to Youngstown State (11-11, 6-2 HL) in its final match of the regular season on Saturday as it honored its four seniors Jana Knoppe, Natalia Kuvakina, Mariana Palacios and Kathryn Sharples at the Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts. Freshman Veronica Lacerda picked up the lone win for the Flames with a straight-set victory at No. 6 singles.
The UIC women's tennis team (8-11, 5-2 HL) came away with the doubles point on Friday, but it could not produce the final victory in singles as it fell to Cleveland State (10-11, 6-1 HL), 4-3, at Match Point Tennis. Senior Jana Knoppe was able to carry on her 15-match win streak with a victory in singles, while junior Keti Mebuke won her seventh-straight match.
The UIC women's tennis team (8-10, 5-1 HL) will close out its regular season this weekend when it hosts Cleveland State (9-11, 5-1 HL) at 10 a.m. CT on Friday and Youngstown State (9-11, 4-2 HL) at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Flames Outdoor Tennis Courts, weather permitting. Saturday will additionally serve as Senior Day, with the Flames honoring their four seniors before competition gets underway.
UIC head women's tennis coach Shannon Tully was recently named a recipient of the UIC Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs (VCSA) Outstanding Staff Award. Tully was one of five individuals to earn the award for demonstrating outstanding levels of professionalism and enthusiasm while providing exceptional service to Student Affairs.
Head coach Shannon Tully collected her 200th career win as the UIC women's tennis team (8-10, 5-1 HL) captured a 6-1 victory in its first ever meeting with Oakland (5-13, 1-5 HL) on Saturday at Bloomfield Tennis. The Flames swept all three doubles matches and went on to take five singles at the No. 2-6 positions.