Rough Return For Women's Tennis At Wildcat Invite
Oct. 10, 2003
Evanston, Ill.- After nearly a month since their last event, the UIC women's tennis team returned to fall action at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Northwestern University on Friday.
It was a tough first day for the Flames, who took only four of eleven matches. UIC scored two singles victories and two doubles wins.
Sophomore Corey Steven accounted for two of the wins, taking her singles match in the second flight over Louisville's Christina Gogol, 6-4, 6-4. Steven also teamed with Athanasia Giannoulopoulou to take a doubles contest versus DePaul's Melanee Allego and Brenda Leung, 8-3.
Newcomers Iris Jaklin and Christina Oum also grabbed victories on Friday. Jaklin beat Louisville's Michele Spiess in first flight singles action, 6-4, 7-6 (10-8), while Oum teamed with the University of Wisconsin's Nicole Belica to defeat Iowa State's tandem of Danielle Uscinski and Elizabeth Chermel, 8-6.
In other singles matches, Eastern Michigan's Victoria Domina defeated senior Ayca Gumuscu, 6-3, 6-0, in the first flight, while Eastern Michigan's Malena Remynse downed Giannoulopoulou 6-4, 6-4, in the third flight. The Blue Demon's Allego was able to overcome Oum in a round robin-formatted fourth flight singles battle, 6-1, 6-4.
The Flames return for the second day of competition at the Wildcat Invitational on Saturday in Evanston.
Victoria Domina (EMU) def. Ayca Gumuscu (UIC), 6-3, 6-0
Iris Jaklin (UIC) def. Michele Spiess (Louisville), 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)
Corey Steven (UIC) def. Christina Gogol (Louisville), 6-4, 6-4
Malena Remynse (WMU) def. Athanasia Giannoulopoulou (UIC), 6-4, 6-4
Fourth Flight Round Robin
Melanee Allego (DePaul) def. Christina Oum (UIC), 6-1, 6-4
White Doubles Bracket
Belica (Wisconsin)/Oum (UIC) def. Uscinski/Chermel (ISU), 8-6
Caiati/Goldin (Wisconsin) def. Belica (Wisconsin)/Oum (UIC), 8-3
Palen/Ljungkrantz (ISU) def. Steven/Giannoulopoulou (UIC), 8-6
Steven/Giannoulopoulou (UIC) def. Alego/Leung (DePaul), 8-3
Purple Doubles Bracket
Rehusova/Matko (DePaul) def. Gumuscu/Jaklin (UIC), 8-3
Hiranrat/Remynse (WMU) def. Gumuscu/Jaklin (UIC), 9-8