Men's Tennis Sweeps Adrian College, Takes on Calvin on Tuesday

by Eva Dean Folkert

The Hope College men's tennis team shut out another MIAA opponent on Friday by blanking host Adrian College, 9-0.

The Flying Dutchmen were also victorious over Olivet College with the same score last Thursday. Hope is now 2-0 in the league and 7-6 overall.

At No. 1 singles, senior Mark VanderStoep of Holland (West Ottawa HS) defeated Nathan Waterbury, 6-2, 6-3.

At No. 2 singles, senior Tim Roe of Bakersfield, California (Frontier HS) downed Tanner Wilcox, 6-4, 6-3.

At No. 3 singles, junior Michael Kiley of Muskegon (Mona Shores) dropped only one game to Ronald Ducharme, 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 4 singles, junior Danny Kroeze of Holland (Holland Christian) topped Kyle Haines, 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 5 singles, junior Christian Rhoades of Holland (Holland Christian HS) defeated Cameron Rafinski, 6-4, 6-2.

At No. 6 singles, junior Alec Berrodin of Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Northern) beat Jovanni Wagner-Payne, 6-3, 6-1.

At No. 1 doubles, VanderStoep and Kroeze teamed for an 8-1 victory over Waterbury and Wilcox.

At No. 2 doubles, Roe and Kiley paired for an 8-1 victory against Haines and Ducharme.

At No. 3 doubles, sophomore David Bacon of Grand Rapids (Forest Hills Northern HS) and sophomore Carter Smiley of Minnetonka, Minnesota (Minnetonka HS) defeated Rafinski and Nolan Duda by a score of 8-2.

The Flying Dutchmen's next match is Tuesday, April 9 when they host Calvin College at 4 p.m. at Hope's Etheridge Tennis Complex. | PO Box 9000, Holland, Michigan 49422