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    Women's Tennis Edges Youngstown State, 4-3

    Junior Corey Steven won her third in a row with a straight-set win on Saturday.
    Junior Corey Steven won her third in a row with a straight-set win on Saturday.
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    April 16, 2005

    Youngstown, Ohio- Saturday's match at Youngstown State wasn't easy for the UIC women's tennis team, but the Flames held on for a close 4-3 Horizon League victory at the YSU Tennis Courts.

    UIC went up 1-0 with a sweep of the doubles matches, but YSU came storming back with wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 6 singles.

    The Flames would hold off the upset bid by the Penguins, though, thanks to convincing 6-1, 6-1 wins by Corey Steven and Grace Gill-Morlis, as well as a clutch comeback win from Melanie Humphrey at No. 4 singles. Humphrey held off Gina Peretti after falling in the first set by a 6-2 count to win the next two by identical 6-3 scores.

    UIC improved to 9-10 overall and 6-0 in league play. The Flames handed YSU their first league loss on the season, moving the Penguins to 5-1 on the season.

    UIC has now won its last three dual matches.

    The Flames wrap up the regular season Sunday at Cleveland State beginning at 9 a.m.

    UIC 4, Youngstown State 3

    SINGLES 1. Karen Najbert (YSU) def. Iris Jaklin (UIC) 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 2. Whitney Thomas (YSU) def. Molly Smith (UIC) 6-3, 6-7, 6-1 3. Corey Steven (UIC) def. Heather Hagood (YSU) 6-1, 6-1 4. Melanie Humphrey (UIC) def. Gina Peretti (YSU) 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 5. Grace Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Nicole Muzechuk (YSU) 6-1, 6-1 6. Emily Thayer (YSU) def. Christina Oum (UIC) 7-5, 3-6, 6-1

    DOUBLES 1. Jaklin/Humphrey (UIC) def. Najbert/Peretti (YSU) 8-6 2. Steven/Oum (UIC) def. Thomas/Fuleky (YSU) 8-4 3. Smith/Gill-Morlis (UIC) def. Hagood/Thayer (YSU) 8-6