Women's Tennis Edged At Marquette, 4-3

Junior Molly Smith won on the singles and doubles sides on Wednesday night.
Junior Molly Smith won on the singles and doubles sides on Wednesday night.

Feb. 2, 2005

Milwaukee, Wis.- Strong singles showings by Iris Jaklin, Molly Smith and Grace Gill-Morlis were not enough as the UIC women's tennis team was edged by Marquette, 4-3, at the Helfaer Tennis Stadium in Milwaukee.

UIC (1-1) fell behind early thanks to a narrow doubles point loss. Smith and Gill-Morlis chalked up an 8-4 win over Katie Donovan and Eric Watkins, and Jaklin and Melanie Humphrey were close to helping the Flames take the point, but the duo was downed in a 9-8 affair versus Maria Calbeto and Callan Smith.

Jaklin and Callan Smith went toe-to-toe at the top singles spot, with Jaklin prevailing in three sets, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3.

Molly Smith looked strong at the No. 4 spot, winning 7-5, 6-1 over Elsemieke Dokter, while Gill-Morlis ran her collegiate dual match record to 2-0 with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Donovan.

UIC returns to action this Saturday at Western Michigan beginning at 1 p.m.

Marquette 4, UIC 3
1. Iris Jaklin (UIC) def. Callan Smith (MU) 6-1, 6-7, 6-3
2. Maria Calbeto (MU) def. Corey Steven (UIC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Erin Watkins (MU) def. Melanie Humphrey (UIC) 6-3, 6-4
4. Molly Smith (UIC) def. Elsemieke Dokter (MU) 7-5, 6-1
5. Francina Bonnelly (MU) def. Christina Oum (UIC) 6-0, 6-2
6. Grace Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Katie Donovan (MU) 6-0, 6-1

DOUBLES 1. Calbeto/Smith (MU) def. Jaklin/Humphrey (UIC) 9-8 2. Bonnelly/Dokter (MU) def. Oum/Steven (UIC) 8-6 3. Gill-Morlis/Smith (UIC) def. Donovan/Watkins (MU) 8-4