Women's Tennis

Women's Tennis Upsets UIC in HL First Round
Release: Friday 04/28/2017 
by WSU Athletic Media Relations

The Wright State women's tennis team pulled off an upset in the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament Friday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as the #6 seed Raiders knocked off #3 seed UIC 4-2.

The Raiders notched singles win from Karoline Haller, Elaine Cloern, and Haily Morgan. Doubles teams of Linsey Verstrepen/Haller and Cloern/Morgan were able to post wins for WSU.

“We're just really proud of the girls for battling in this match," said Wright State head coach Eric Burns. "UIC is such a gritty and smart team and we feel really fortunate to beat such a championship caliber program.”

The win marks the first victory in program history over UIC in 30 tries.  The Flames, who finished with an 8-1 mark to share the Horizon League regular-season title with Youngstown State and Cleveland State, won 146 consecutive league matches and 17 straight league tournament championships from 1996-97 to 2012-13.

Wright State (15-13) will face off with #2 seed Cleveland State in the semifinals Saturday evening at 6:00.  The match time has been changed from the original 3:00 due to moving the contest indoor because of a forecast of inclement weather.

Singles Results

1) Karoline Haller def. Oana Manole (UIC) 7-6, 6-3

2) George Sanders (UIC) vs. Linsey Verstrepen 6-1, 3-6, 1-2 unfinished

3) Elaine Cloern def. Melika LeBlanc (UIC) 6-4, 6-3

4) Haily Morgan def. Bianca Zuzu (UIC) 6-3, 6-1

5) Rachel Le Comber (UIC) def. Vanessa Madrigal 6-2, 6-2

6) Miranda Rodriguez (UIC) def. Tori Turner 7-5, 6-0

Doubles Results

1) Melika LeBlanc/Rachel Le Comber (UIC) def. Tori Turner/Taylor Culbertson 5-1 unfinished

2) Linsey Verstrepen/Karoline Haller def. Oana Manole/Bianca Zuzu (UIC) 6-1

3) Elaine Cloern/Haily Morgan def. Miranda Rodriguez/Stefana Vasic (UIC) 6-2

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