Women's Tennis Blanks Wright State In Season Opener, 7-0

Iris Jaklin's No. 1 singles win set the tone for a 7-0 sweep over the Raiders on Friday.
Iris Jaklin's No. 1 singles win set the tone for a 7-0 sweep over the Raiders on Friday.

Jan. 28, 2005

Chicago, Ill.- The UIC women's tennis team opened the dual match season in style on Friday morning, blanking Horizon League rival Wright State by a 7-0 count at the Evergreen Racquet & Fitness Club.

UIC (1-0, 1-0 Horizon League) swept three doubles matches for the doubles point and won all six singles matches, all but one in two sets.

Wright State (0-5, 0-2 Horizon League) put up a good fight, but the Flames were too much in giving head coach Shannon Tully her 30th win in Horizon League play. In four years under Tully, UIC is now 51-26 overall and a perfect 30-0 in league action.

Iris Jaklin made her No. 1 singles debut of the 2005 campaign with a strong 6-1, 6-2 victory over Tiffani Foster. Corey Steven, Melanie Humphrey, Molly Smith and Christina Oum took care of business in the 2-5 slots, while freshman Grace Gill-Morlis made her UIC dual match debut with a strong 6-1, 6-4 win over Christa Ames at No. 6.

UIC returns to play on Wednesday, Feb. 2nd with a road trip to Milwaukee, Wis., to face Marquette at 4 p.m.

UIC 7, Wright State 0
1. Iris Jaklin (UIC) def. Tiffani Foster (WSU) 6-1, 6-2
2. Corey Steven (UIC) def. Jessica Lee (WSU) 6-0, 4-6, 6-4
3. Melanie Humphrey (UIC) def. Laura Culbertson (WSU) 6-2, 7-6(0)
4. Molly Smith (UIC) def. Audra Beckett (WSU) 6-4, 6-3
5. Christina Oum (UIC) def. Jenny Bagby (WSU) 6-1, 6-3
6. Grace Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Christa Ames (WSU) 6-1, 6-4

DOUBLES 1. Jaklin/Humphrey (UIC) def. Foster/Lee (WSU) 8-3 2. Steven/Oum (UIC) def. Culbertson/Beckett (WSU) 8-4 3. Smith/Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Ames/Megan Laux (WSU) 8-3