Rough Return For Women's Tennis At Wildcat Invite

Sophomore Corey Steven won two of her matches at the Wildcat Invitational on Friday.
Sophomore Corey Steven won two of her matches at the Wildcat Invitational on Friday.

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.

Friday's Results


First Flight

Victoria Domina (EMU) def. Ayca Gumuscu (UIC), 6-3, 6-0

Iris Jaklin (UIC) def. Michele Spiess (Louisville), 6-4, 7-6 (10-8)

Second Flight



Corey Steven (UIC) def. Christina Gogol (Louisville), 6-4, 6-4

Third Flight

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