Women's Tennis Drops Opener To Marquette|
Jan. 24, 2004
Milwaukee, Wis.- The UIC women's tennis team fell behind early in doubles, and despite some hard-fought singles matches the Flames could not get past a tough Marquette squad in a season-opening 6-1 loss at Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee on Friday night.
The Flames (0-1) were led by sophomore Corey Steven, who rallied from a first-set loss to defeat the Golden Eagles' Dominika Dabrowski at No. 4 singles, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Steven's win was the only UIC victory on the evening.
Things started off rocky for the Flames, who were swept in doubles by Marquette (2-0) for an early 1-0 meet deficit.
During the singles portion of the event, UIC posted some outstanding efforts, but the Eagles were able to get the breaks most of the night.
At No. 1 singles, newcomer Beatriz Cabrera took Veronica Garcia Briseno to the limit, dropping a 6-1, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) match.
Another UIC newcomer, Iris Jaklin, opened her spring campaign against Genevieve Charron, who held back Jaklin in another tough bout, 6-3, 7-5.
Senior Ayca Gumuscu had one of the wildest matches on the day, going back-and-forth with Callan Smith in a 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, 1-0 (10-7) thriller.
The Flames return to action this Friday, January 30th as they travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to battle Drake at noon.