July 14, 2014
The 2013-14 academic year featured exceptional accomplishments for UIC student-athletes. Over the summer months (June 2 – August 8), UICFlames.com will rewind and look back on the Top 40 Flames’ Moments from 2013-14. Each sport will be featured over ten weeks as we recap the year that was in UIC Athletics.
Team: Women’s Tennis
Moment: Jana Knoppe Ties UIC Career Singles Victories Record
Date: April 26, 2014
Location: University of Michigan Varsity Tennis Center Ann Arbor, Mich.
Knoppe captured her 92nd singles victory in the opening round of the Horizon League Championship against Detroit. Her 92nd victory ties her with former standout Mariya Kovaleva (2009-12), who won four Horizon League Player of the Year Awards. The Flames went on to lose 4-1 to Detroit in the first round of the tournament.
- Knoppe won the final match of her career to tie the record for all-time singles victories with 92.
- She was named to the All-Horizon League Second Team and received the Horizon League Player of the Week honor for Jan. 27-Feb. 2.
- Knoppe led the Flames with a 23-4 singles record after going 4-2 in tournament play and 19-2 in the dual season.
- She owned an 8-1 tally against conference opponents and went on a 15-match win streak that lasted from Feb. 8-April 18.
- Knoppe won 16 straight-set matches and competed at No. 3 (7-1), 4 (10-1) and 5 (2-0) singles.
- In doubles, Knoppe combined with Kathryn Sharples early in the season to go 5-4 at No. 2 before competing alongside Ann-Sophie Hahn for a 4-3 record at No. 2.
PREVIOUS TOP MOMENTS
June 2 - Men's Soccer Posts 1-0 Shutout Against #19 Gonzaga
June 3 - Women's Basketball Defeats Wisconsin for Eighth Straight Win
June 5 - Granderson Opens New Stadium at UIC
June 6 - Ehrhardt Wins HL Women's Athlete of the Year
June 9 - Dion Named NCAA Regional Gymnast of the Year
June 10 - Ogunleye Wins Triple Jump at HL Championships
June 12 - Volleyball's Five-Set Win over Marshall
June 13 - Barlow's 38 Points Clinches Third Place for Flames at Showcase
June 16 - Women's Tennis Defeats Oakland 6-1
June 17 - Smollen Wins Individual Title at Green Bay Dual
June 19 - Ishimaru Wins 200 Butterfly at HL Championship
June 20 - UIC Upsets Michigan State and Indiana in Hoosier Classic
June 23 - Women's Soccer Completes Roster for Inaugural Season
June 24 - UIC to Host 2018 NCAA Men's Gymnastics Championships
June 26 - Men's Tennis Extends Win Streak to Three
June 27 - Women's Swimming and Diving's Strong Showing at HL Championships
June 30 - Flames Collect Eighth Straight with 3-1 Win Over Drake
July 1 - Flames Tie Program Record With 11th Straight Win
July 2 - Flames Power Their Way to an 18-5 Romp Against Purdue
July 3 - Ehrhardt Earns All-Region Honors
July 7 - Women's Gymnastics Tops Illinois State in Final Home Meet
July 8 - Mwale Wins High Jump at HL Championships
July 10 - Volleyball Wins Five-Set Thriller at Cleveland State
July 11- UIC Defeats March Madness Participant Milwaukee, 80-58