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UIC women’s tennis maps a global trajectory

By Fernando Shan
Medill Reports

The University of Illinois at Chicago women’s tennis team recruited seven international students from five different countries, including Brazil, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Germany and England.

Besides being strongly international, most of the student-athletes on the team are transfer students. Chicago is their second destination in the United States. Continue reading

For strongly international UIC Women’s Tennis, head coach serves as a second mother

By Fernando Shan
Medill Reports Video

Shannon Tully, head coach of  University of Illinois at Chicago women’s tennis team, has guided student-athletes for nearly 20 years. Players say Tully serves as the American mother for this team, where seven of the eight players are international students who traveled thousands of miles to attend UIC.

Before coaching, Tully played for the University of Wisconsin Badgers from 1991-1995, serving as team captain for the 1994-1995 season and graduating in 1996.

Here is a look of Tully’s coaching day.

Photo at top: UIC Women’s Tennis team huddles with Coach Shannon Tully (wearing the red jacket) before a game.

UIC Flames lose to Northwestern in women’s tennis match

By Fernando Shan
Medill Reports

The University of Illinois at Chicago women’s tennis team lost to 2018 Big Ten regular season Champion, No. 19 Northwestern, by 0-7 in a one-sided, two-hour matchup to start the dual season on Friday afternoon.

The UIC Flames kicked off their new dual season in Evanston with the absence of four seniors who had graduated. Still, the Flames were led by three elite transfer student-athletes, Lejla Colic, Karyna Bihel and Lucie Prochazkova, as their top three singles players.

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