Women's Tennis Dominates DePaul Invitational

Iris Jaklin notched three singles wins and two doubles victories over the weekend.
Iris Jaklin notched three singles wins and two doubles victories over the weekend.

Sept. 29, 2004

Glen Ellyn, Ill.- Without their No. 1 singles player in action this past weekend, the University of Illinois at Chicago women's tennis team turned their intensity up a notch at the DePaul Invitational.

Iris Jaklin and Christina Oum won their respective singles flights, while Melanie Humphrey came within a match of a clean singles sweep for the Flames.

Jaklin won three straight three-set contests, taking Flight A with a 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (10) win over NIU's Ivonna Andrade.

Oum grabbed three victories, capping it all off with a 6-2, 7-6 win over the Huskies' Megan Brooks in the Flight C finals.

Humphrey was close to winning Flight B, rattling off two straight wins before losing to DePaul's Petra Rehusova in the finals, 6-2, 6-2.

Corey Steven chipped in with two singles wins and a doubles win with Oum. Steven almost made the Flight B finals an all-UIC affair after evening her match with Rehusova by a 6-2 win in the second set, but the junior standout was defeated in the deciding final set.

UIC Head Coach Shannon Tully held out top singles player Beatriz Cabrera to rest the reigning Horizon League Player of the Year, but the Flames showed that the entire team is a force to be reckoned with, shining all around in going 10-2 overall during the singles slate.

Doubles play was solid as well, as the duo of Humphrey and Jaklin made it to the doubles finals before dropping a close 8-5 match to the Northern Illinois tandem of Andrade and Svetlic. Steven and Oum went out with a fight, losing a tight 9-8 battle with Bojana Murisic and Beatrix Csordas from DePaul.

The Flames return to action on October 8th for the Wildcat Invitational in Evanston, Ill.



2004 DePaul Invitational Final Results

Singles Flight A Iris Jaklin (UIC) def. Christy Svetlic (NIU) 6-1, 5-7, 1-0 (4) Jaklin (UIC) def. Beatrix Csordas (DePaul) 1-6, 7-6, 1-0 (8) Jaklin (UIC) def. Ivonna Andrade (NIU) 7-6, 3-6, 1-0 (10)

Singles Flight B Corey Steven (UIC) def. Anna Olin (Chicago State) 6-0, 6-0 Petra Rehusova (DePaul) def. Steven (UIC) 7-5, 2-6, 1-0 (6) Melanie Humphrey (UIC) def. Daniela Martinez (NIU) 7-5, 6-2 Humphrey (UIC) def. Anja Mihaldinec (DePaul) 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (3) Rehusova (DePaul) def. Humphrey (UIC) 6-2, 6-2

Singles Flight C Christina Oum (UIC) def. Jenny Lindh (College of DuPage) 6-2, 6-0 Oum (UIC) def. Christina Vlase (Chicago State) 6-3, 6-4 Oum (UIC) def. Megan Brooks (NIU) 6-2, 7-6

Doubles Flight Humphrey/Jaklin (UIC) def. Robbie Barnett/Olin (Chicago State) 8-1 Humphrey Jaklin (UIC) def. Mihaldinec/Rehusova (DePaul) 8-2 Andrade/Svetlic (NIU) def. Humphrey/Jaklin (UIC) 8-5 Steven/Oum (UIC) def. Brooks/Christy Nage (NIU) 8-1 Bojan Murisic/Csordas (DePaul) def. Steven/Oum (UIC) 9-8