by Alan Babbitt
The Hope College men's tennis team kept itself inline for a first-place showdown in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association next week.
The Flying Dutchmen remained undefeated in MIAA play by winning at Trine University, 9-0, on Saturday.
Hope (8-7 overall) hosts Albion College on Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. before facing visiting and fellow MIAA leader Kalamazoo College on Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m.
Both Hope and Kalamazoo head into the week 4-0 in MIAA matches.
Against Trine, the Flying Dutchmen did not drop more than one game in a set in any of the top four singles flights.
1. Mark VanderStoep (H) d. Blake Trusty 6-0, 6-1
2. Tim Roe (H) d. Jacob Weiss 6-1, 6-0
3. Michael Kiley (H) d. Jaxon Davis 6-1, 6-1
4. Danny Kroeze (H) d. Isaac Everitt 6-1, 6-1
5. Christian Rhoades (H) d. Evan Trusty 6-3, 6-0
6. Alec Berrodin (H) d. Jordan Baker 7-5, 6-2
1. VanderStoep/Kroeze (H) d. B. Trusty/E. Trusty 8-0
2. Justin Folkert/Roe (H) d. Weiss/Baker 8-3