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Molly Smith
Molly Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leawood, Kan.

High School:
Notre Dame de Sion


2004-05: Marked her second consecutive 14-win season with All-Horizon League Second Team accolades...made the All-League team for the second time in her career (2003)...14-12 overall in singles play and 14-9 in dual matches...8-2 against league singles opponents...started dual match campaign at No. 4, winning eight of her first ten matches...turned in season-best six-match winning streak in first month of the year...defeated opponents from Midwest Region powers Illinois, Bowling Green, Xavier, Illinois State and Northern Illinois...won for the second straight season at Illinois, defeating Emily Wang of the then-No. 33 Fighting Illini by a 7-5, 6-4 count...made midseason jump from No. 4 singles to No. 2 singles with equally impressive results...went 6-7 against tougher competition at the second slot...ended regular season and league tournament on four-match winning streak...posted 15-10 overall doubles mark...15-7 dual match doubles record...8-0 in Horizon League doubles...teamed primarily with Grace Gill-Morlis to solidify the No. 3 doubles slot with an 11-5 record together.

2003-04: Backed up her All-Horizon League Second Team honor in 2003 with another strong campaign...went 14-4 overall and 6-0 in Horizon League singles matches...rattled off nine consecutive singles wins at the No. 5 position, good for second-best on the team behind Beatriz Cabrera's 10 straight victories...recorded an 8-10 doubles mark, going undefeated in conference doubles at 6-0...pitched in a 1-1 record at No. 4 singles, a 9-2 record at No. 5 singles and a 4-1 record at the No. 6 spot...was the only Flame to post a victory at Big Ten power Illinois on March 13th, winning a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Emily Wang...won her only No. 2 doubles match of the season with Melanie Humphrey at UW-Milwaukee on April 17th with an easy 8-1 win over Megan Brown and Erin Felber...was the only UIC player to win a set against Northwestern at the NCAA Regional Championship on May 15th, downing Andrea Young 7-5 in the first before the match was halted after the team decision was final...went 4-5 with freshman Christina Oum and 4-6 with Humphrey at No. 3 doubles.

2002-03 Highlights: Earned All-Horizon League Second Team honors...finished rookie campaign with a record of 21-7, primarily at No. 4 singles...finished season with a seven-match winning streak...helped UIC clinch its seventh-straight Horizon League championship with a 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Butler's Lisa Valle in the finals...took home the `D' Flight championship at the Drake Lloyd Stokstad tournament by defeating Iowa State's Charlotte Ljungkrantz in the final, earning her Horizon League Player of the Week honors...placed 3rd overall in No. 4 singles in the Bowling Green State Invitational with a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Xavier's Emily Tuchscherer...teamed with Ayca Gumuscu, primarily at No. 1 doubles, and finished with a record of 9-3 on the season.

Prep/Personal: Three-year letterwinner at No. 1 singles for Notre Dame de Sion...won districts three years in a row...captured fifth in state...was a three-time selection to the All-Metro team...was named first in the Heart of America, which was tops in the Missouri Valley...born February 22, 1983...daughter of Tim and Trish Smith...major is communications.

Career Record		Singles			Doubles
2002-03		          21-7			 9-3
2003-04		          14-4			 8-11
2004-05		          14-12			15-10
Totals			 49-23			32-24
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