Women's Tennis Beats Butler, 5-2

Corey Steven blanked Butler's Kim Jenson in their singles match on Sunday.
Corey Steven blanked Butler's Kim Jenson in their singles match on Sunday.

April 10, 2005

Indianapolis, Ind.- A sweep of the doubles matches and dominant straight-set wins in four singles matches cured what ailed the UIC women's tennis team, as the Flames picked up a Horizon League road win at Butler by a 5-2 count on Sunday.

UIC (7-10, 4-0 Horizon League) came out of the gates firing on all cylinders with three doubles wins to take the doubles point. Butler (9-9, 4-1 Horizon League) managed to win at No. 1 and No. 2 singles, but the Flames quickly shut down any chance of a Bulldog upset by sweeping the rest of the singles slate.

The win halted a three-match losing streak after the Flames lost a trio of tough matches to defending Big West champion Long Beach State and Conference USA powers DePaul and Louisville.

Melanie Humphrey continued to impress at No. 3 singles, downing Shaden Dowiatt by a 6-3, 6-3 score.

Corey Steven was dominant in her 6-0, 6-0 blanking of Kim Jenson, while freshman Grace Gill-Morlis and sophomore Christina Oum, the Flames' youngest players, played like seasoned veterans in taking wins at No. 5 and No. 6 singles, respectively.

UIC is back in action this Friday for the Flames' home finale against UW-Green Bay at the UIC Outdoor Courts beginning at 2 p.m.

UIC 5, Butler 2
1. Alaina Griffin (BU) def. Iris Jaklin (UIC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Tayo Bailey (BU) def. Molly Smith (UIC) 6-3, 6-4
3. Melanie Humphrey (UIC) def. Shaden Dowiatt (BU) 6-3, 6-3
4. Corey Steven (UIC) def. Kim Jenson (BU) 6-0, 6-0
5. Grace Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Kaitlin Elliott (BU) 7-5, 6-2
6. Christina Oum (UIC) def. Chelsey Casperson (BU) 6-1, 6-1

DOUBLES 1) Jaklin/Humphrey (UIC) def. Griffin/Michelle Hawes (BU) 8-3 2) Oum/Steven (UIC) def. Bailey/Dowiatt (BU) 8-6 3) Gill-Morlis/Smith (UIC) def. Elliott/Casperson (BU) 8-1