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    Junior Melanie Humphrey picked up a solid two-set singles win on Sunday.
    Junior Melanie Humphrey picked up a solid two-set singles win on Sunday.
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    April 3, 2005

    Chicago, Ill.- The UIC women's tennis team had their home outdoor opener spoiled on Sunday as Long Beach State downed the Flames by a 5-2 count at the UIC Outdoor Courts.

    UIC (6-8) fell behind early after dropping the doubles point and couldn't catch up on the singles side, taking two of six contests.

    Melanie Humphrey looked sharp in in a 6-0, 6-4 straight-sets win over Sandra Rocha. The win was Humphrey's second in a row after missing two dual matches with a sprained ankle.

    Freshman Grace Gill-Morlis looked great in her back-and-forth battle with Alanah Caroll, splitting the first two sets before taking the tiebreaker with a 10-8 victory in the finale.

    The defending Big West champion 49ers improved to 10-8 on the year.

    UIC is back in action this Wednesday against DePaul at the UIC Outdoor Courts beginning at 2 p.m.

    Long Beach State 5, UIC 2

    SINGLES 1. Nicole Bouffler (LBS) def. Iris Jaklin (UIC) 6-0, 6-3 2. Stephanie Bengson (LBS) def. Molly Smith (UIC) 6-1, 6-1 3. Melanie Humphrey (UIC) def. Sandra Rocha (LBS) 6-0, 6-4 4. Rachael Porsz (LBS) def. Corey Steven (UIC) 6-3, 6-4 5. Grace Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Alanah Carroll (LBS) 6-4, 2-6, 10-8 6. Claudia Argumendo (LBS) def. Christina Oum (UIC) 6-1, 6-1

    DOUBLES 1. Bouffler/Rocha (LBS) def. Jaklin/Smith (UIC) 8-0 2.Porsz/Carroll (LBS) def. Oum/Steven (UIC) 8-0 3. Bengson/Krystina Katayama (LBS) def. Gill-Morlis/Humphrey (UIC) 8-0