Tennis secures regular season title
The women’s tennis team (14-6, 8-1 Horizon League) won its second-straight regular season title Sunday with a 7-0 shutout win over Cleveland State (11-12, 7-2 HL). Not only was the victory UIC’s seventh conference win in a row, but it also secured the Flames the No. 1 seed in the Horizon League Tournament.
The Flames will receive a first-round bye in the tournament, facing the winner of the quarterfinal match between the No. 4 and 5 seed in the semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Melika LeBlanc and Rachel Le Comber started strong for UIC, earning a 6-2 win. Georgie Sanders and Lejla Colic won their fourth-straight match as a pair with a 6-3 victory, giving the Flames the doubles point. The No. 3 doubles match between Viktoria Seifert/Miranda Rodriquez Diaz de Leon and Blanche Lenoan/Anastasia Perin went unfinished.
Le Comber won to start singles, 6-0, 6-2. Seifert completed the regular season undefeated in Horizon League play in her 12th straight win. Sanders secured the win for the Flames with a straight-set win, 6-3, 6-3. Bianca Zuzu won her sixth-straight and Colic won her set. LeBlanc completed the sweep for the Flames.
No. 3, defeating Golawksa 3-6, 7-6 (7), 6-4.