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August 21, 2013

Five Facts To Know About Flying Dutch Tennis

 

Audrey Coates, Kristin Kooyer and Collen Sandro are among the notable names who comprise the elite tradition of the Hope women's tennis team.

Here are five facts to know about the Flying Dutch. 

4

Times Colleen Sandro ('89) and Audrey Coates ('97) each qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships in singles play. 

8

Members of the 2013 Flying Dutch who achieved national Academic Scholar recognition from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).

17

Times a Hope player has won 20 more matches in a season, including a record 25 twice by Kristin Kooyer (25-2 in 1998) and Audrey Coates (25-3 in 1996).

21

Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) championships the Flying Dutch have claimed, including three of the past five.

1921

Year women's tennis began at Hope. Tennis is Hope's longest running intercollegiate sport for women. The sport also has the distinction of being the first to be played in a coed format when in 1921 Hope men and women participated in a six-team tournament in Kalamazoo.

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