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Women's Tennis Falls To DePaul, 6-1


Senior Ayca Gumuscu and teammate Athanasia Giannoulopoulou were honored as part of Senior Day on Wednesday.
Senior Ayca Gumuscu and teammate Athanasia Giannoulopoulou were honored as part of Senior Day on Wednesday.

April 7, 2004

Complete Results

Chicago, Ill.- The University of Illinois at Chicago women's tennis team had their four-match winning streak snapped at the hands of crosstown rival DePaul on Wednesday, losing a tough 6-1 match at the UIC Outdoor Courts.

UIC (11-7) received their sole singles victory from Beatriz Cabrera, who downed the Blue Demons' Gergana Ganeva at No. 1 singles in a strong 7-5, 6-3. win.

The victory extended Cabrera's singles winning streak to six matches.

Cabrera also teamed with Melanie Humphrey for an 8-2 doubles win.

Molly Smith's nine-match winning streak was snapped as the sophomore standout lost a 6-4, 6-0 match to Brenda Leung at No. 4 singles. Smith moved up to the fourth spot in place of Corey Steven, who was away dealing with a family matter.

Ayca Gumuscu and Humphrey were downed in three-set singles losses. Gumuscu, in the final home meet of her career, lost a back-and-forth 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 match to Marina Parashkevova, while Humphrey dropped a 6-2, 4-6, 10-4 decision to Petra Rehsova..

Outgoing seniors Gumuscu and Athanasia Giannoulopoulou were honored before the contest.

UIC returns to action on April 17th to take on Horizon League rival UW-Milwaukee in Milwaukee, Wis. for the regualr season finale.

 

 

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