Women's Tennis Moves On To Face Butler In Horizon League Finals
April 24, 2004
Indianapolis, Ind.- After sweeping through their seven-match Horizon League schedule during the regular season, it was fitting that the UIC women's tennis team advanced to the league finals on Saturday without allowing an opponent to post a single point against a stingy Flames attack.
Top-seeded UIC downed eighth-seeded UW-Milwaukee in the first round with a 4-0 win, then duplicated the feat hours later against No. 5 Youngstown State in a 4-0 victory over the Penguins that sent the Flames back to the Horizon League Women's Tennis Championship finals to face No. 2 Butler on Sunday.
Match play for the title begins tommorrow at 9:00 a.m.
The Flames seek to capture their unprecedented eighth straight conference title and the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. UIC will have to do it against Butler, one of only two Horizon League teams to post a single point against the Flames. UIC defeated Butler 6-1 in their only other battle this season on February 27th.
UIC received stellar outings across the board between the two outings. Each contest was stopped after the Flames officially earned the four points necessary for a win.
Horizon League Player of the Year and All-Horizon League First Team selection Beatriz Cabrera was one of six Flames to chip in both a singles win and a doubles win. All-Horizon League First Teamer Ayca Gumuscu, All-League Second Team Selections Corey Steven and Iris Jaklin, Molly Smith and Melanie Humphrey also accomplished the feat.