Rotating image

UIC Flames
Official Store

    Women's Tennis Cards Top-10 Regional Ranking

    Kathryn Sharples
    Kathryn Sharples
    Women's Tennis Home

    Women's Tennis Wraps up Action at Wildcat Invitational

    Women's Tennis Prepares for Wildcat Invitational

    Women's Tennis Finishes Play at Bowling Green Invite

    Flames Tennis Facility

    UIC Flames Facebook

    UIC Flames Twitter


    June 15, 2012

    CHICAGO - The UIC women's tennis team, which captured its 16th-consecutive Horizon League Championship last season, finished the campaign with a No. 9 ranking in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Midwest Region. Eight of the top-10 regionally ranked teams were from BCS Conferences.

    Head coach Shannon Tully's Flames represented the Horizon League in the NCAA Tournament, UIC's 14th-straight postseason appearance. The Flames have won 143-consecutive matches versus conference foes, the longest streak in NCAA Tennis history (men's or women's), and Tully is 110-0 versus Horizon League opponents in her tenure as UIC's mentor.

    UIC played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the Midwest Region last season, taking on four teams that finished in the top-10. The Flames defeated Akron (4-3), which finished eighth in the Midwest Region, in the non-conference finale. UIC entered the NCAA Tournament on a 16-match winning streak, the longest stretch in school history.

    Senior Mariya Kovaleva became the Horizon League's first-ever four-time Player of the Year in 2012, while Teona Tsertsvadze, Haley Craig and Elisa Simonetti were also named All-Horizon League.