by Alan Babbitt
The Hope College men's tennis team set up a first-place showdown in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association by defeating Albion College, 9-0 on Tuesday at DeWitt Tennis Center.
The Flying Dutchmen improved to 9-7 overall and 5-0 in MIAA play.
Hope takes a 5-0 league record into the Thursday, April 17 home match vs. Kalamazoo College, which also is unbeaten in MIAA matches. The match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.
1. Mark VanderStoep (HOPE) def. Josh McGarry (ALBION) 7-5, 6-1
2. Timothy Roe (HOPE) def. Nick Kinachtchouk (ALBION) 6-1, 6-3
3. Michael Kiley (HOPE) def. Robert Joerg (ALBION) 6-3, 6-1
4. Danny Kroeze (HOPE) def. Israel Trevino (ALBION) 6-1, 6-0
5. Christian Rhoades (HOPE) def. Toma Shngoo (ALBION) 6-0, 6-3
6. Justin Folkert (HOPE) def. Patrick Smoker (ALBION) 6-1, 6-0
2. Michael Kiley/Timothy Roe (HOPE) def. Israel Trevino/Toma Shngoo (ALBION) 8-1