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    March 31, 2003

    St. Louis, Mo. - The UIC women's tennis team enjoyed a shutout of a weekend, defeating Creighton and St. Louis by a combined score of 14-0.

    After defeating Creighton on Saturday, 7-0, the Flames were relentless on Sunday in beating the host Billikens in St. Louis.

    Following taking the doubles point by winning a pair of matches, the Flames rang off six-straight singles wins.

    Nicole Derouin defeated Melisa Lemus, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6, in the No.1 slot, while Ayca Gumuscu defeated Vicki Zielinski, 7-6, 6-1 at No.2 singles.

    Corey Steven, Zvjezdana Malesevic, Molly Smith and Zorica Malesevic were the other singles winners for the Flames.



    1) Melisa Lemus lost to Nicole Derouin 6-3, 4-6, 10-6 tie breaker

    2) Vicki Zielinski lost to Ayca Gumuscu 7-6, 6-1

    3) Amy O'Handley lost to Corey Steven 6-2, 6-1

    4) Melissa Cutler lost to Zvjezdana Malesevic 6-3, 6-3

    5) Erin Kersten lost to Molly Smith 6-0, 6-0

    6) Rebecca Steer lost to Zorica Malesevic 6-0, 6-1


    1) Lemus/Zielinski lost to Derouin/Steven 8-5

    2) Cutler/Kersten defeated Gumuscu/Smith

    3) O'Handley/ Kristen Doyle lost to Zvjezdana Malesevic/ Athanasia Giannoulopoulou 8-5