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Women's Tennis Nipped By Redbirds, 4-3


Molly Smith extended her singles winning streak to six matches on Sunday.
Molly Smith extended her singles winning streak to six matches on Sunday.

March 15, 2004

Complete Results

Normal, Ill.- The University of Illinois at Chicago women's tennis team dropped an extremely close 4-3 decision to Illinois State in Normal on Sunday afternoon.

UIC (7-6) was paced by Ayca Gumuscu, who turned in wins on the singles and doubles side against the Redbirds (5-3).

Gumuscu downed Katri Miller in a 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 win at No. 2 singles, then teamed with Iris Jaklin to defeat Elizabeth Bingier and Emilie Sechaud, 8-4, for UIC's sole win in doubles play.

Beatriz Cabrera got back on track against the Redbirds after having her ten-match winning streak snapped at Illinois on Saturday. Cabrera won a 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 comeback thriller over Liina Suurvarik.

Molly Smith gave the Flames their only other win on the singles side, downing Sechaud 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2 to extend her winning streak to six matches.

The Flames return to action this Thursday, March 18 against Northern Illinois in DeKalb beginning at 11 a.m.

 

 

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