Men's Tennis Sweeps Albion, Eyes First-Place Showdown In MIAA

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.

Singles

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

Doubles

1. Mark VanderStoep/Danny Kroeze (HOPE) def. Josh McGarry/Nick Kinachtchouk (ALBION) 8-4

2. Michael Kiley/Timothy Roe (HOPE) def. Israel Trevino/Toma Shngoo (ALBION) 8-1

3. Carter Smiley/David Bacon (HOPE) def. Robert Joerg/Daniel McGarry (ALBION) 8-5

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