Women's Tennis Edged At Marquette, 4-3
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 SINGLES 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