Women’s tennis on a roll

Rachel Le Comber; tennis

Rachel Le Comber won her sixth straight doubles match. — Photo: Steve Woltmann

The women’s tennis team (5-2) extended its win streak to three with a 4-3 victory over Northern Iowa (1-7) Sunday at XS Tennis. The two teams split singles play and UIC won two doubles matches to earn the deciding point.

UIC continues its homestand Saturday, hosting Iowa at 11 a.m. at XS Tennis.

Jackie Altansarnai fell to Jieke Stroobant across three sets in the No. 1 spot, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1. Ann-Sophie Hahn was defeated by Elvira Lopez in the No. 2 position, 6-4, 6-1. Oana Manole was brought down by UNI’s Astrid Santos in the No. 3 spot, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Melika LeBlanc was able to hold off Sydney Wolfe at No. 4 for a 7-5, 6-4 victory, while Rachel Le Comber bested Eve Small at No. 5, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, to win her sixth straight doubles match on the season. At No. 6, Bianca Zuzu won against Savanna Hunt, 6-0, 6-2, for her second singles victory of the weekend.

Manole and Le Comber came together for their fourth straight win as a combo, taking down Stroobant and Lopez in the No. 1 spot, 6-1. The No. 2 match between Hahn/LeBlanc and Santos/Wolfe went unfinished. Altansarnai and Zuzu earned their third straight duo victory, defeating Small and Hunt 6-3 at No. 3 doubles.

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