The Hope College men's tennis team was edged 5-4 at Calvin College on Wednesday in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play.
It was the second consecutive time the outcome between the two rivals was decided on the final singles match.
Hope (4-8, 1-1 MIAA) earned points in three singles matches and one doubles match.
At No. 2 singles, junior Mark VanderStoep of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa HS) defeated Calvin's Jose Larrea 6-1 6-1.
At No. 4 singles, junior Timothy Roe of Bakersfield, California (Frontier) claimed a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Calvin's David Brown.
At No. 6 singles, freshman Carter Smiley of Minnetonka, Minnesota (Minnetonka) topped Calvin's Max Stallings 6-3, 6-4.
At No. 2 doubles, Roe and junior Michael Kiley of Muskegon, Michigan (Mona Shores) downed Calvin's Rodrigo C.V. Guzman and David Brown 8-6.
Two of Calvin's points in singles came with three-set victories, including the deciding point at No. 5 singles.
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