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