Molly Smith Named Horizon League Tennis Player Of The Week
Oct. 22, 2002
Chicago, Ill. - University of Illinois at Chicago women's tennis player Molly Smith was named the Horizon League Tennis Athlete of the Week, it was announced today.
Smith, currently 5-3 on the young season, won the Flight D singles title at this past weekend's Lloyd Stokstad Invitational, hosted by Drake University.
The freshman rolled through the early part of her bracket, besting Beth Chermel of Iowa State (6-3, 6-4) and Pamela Castillejos of Nebraska (6-3, 6-3) with ease.
In the final versus Charlotte Ljungkrantz of Iowa State, Smith battled hard for a come-from-behind 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (6) victory to clinch the crown.
Smith and the Flames will be back on serve this weekend at the ITA Regional competition hosted by Michigan State University Oct. 24-28.