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Top Flames Moment: Jana Knoppe Ties UIC Career Singles Victories Record


Jana Knoppe tied the record for all-time singles victories with 92
Jana Knoppe tied the record for all-time singles victories with 92

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.

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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.

QUICK RECAP:
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.

LARGER PICTURE:
- 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


 

 

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