Women's Tennis Loses Twice at Midwest Invite, Four-Match Win Streak Snapped

by Eva Dean Folkert

The 30th-ranked Hope College women's tennis team lost two non-league matches to two ranked opponents by identical scores on Friday at the Midwest Invitational. The two-day event is being hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Madison, Wisconsin.

By scores of 5-4, the Flying Dutch dropped matches to 16th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis (Missouri) and 35th-ranked Gustavus Adolphus College (Minnesota).

Junior Claire Hallock of Lakeland, Fla. (Harrison Center HS), junior Amanda Bandrowski of Traverse City (St. Francis HS) and freshman Sydney Jackson of Fort Wayne, Ind. (Carroll HS) were victorious in each of their two singles matches on the day.

The losses halted Hope's four-match winning streak. The Flying Dutch have a 8-5 overall record and are 3-0 in the MIAA.

The Flying Dutch play tomorrow at 8 a.m. Central against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.


Hope versus Washington University in St. Louis


1. Amanda Bandrowski/Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Ally Persky/Lisa Chionis (WASHU) 8-3
2. Laurel Wanger/Ashley Lessen (WASHU) def. Sydney Jackson/Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) 8-5
3. Emma Sass/Grace Hederick (WASHU) def. Bailey Chorney/Erin LaBarge (HOPE) 8-2


1. Hallock (HOPE) def. Persky (WASHU) 2-6, 6-2, 10-8
2. Bandrowski (HOPE) def. Divya Sharma (WASHU) 6-2, 6-3
3. Jackson (HOPE) def. Lessen (WASHU) 6-3, 3-6, 10-3
4. Brigitte Hodge (WASHU) def. LaBarge (HOPE) 6-3, 6-2
5. Wanger (WASHU) def. Chorney (HOPE) 6-2, 6-2
6. Zoe Park (WASHU) def. Liz Pniewski (HOPE) 6-4, 6-1 

Hope versus Gustavus Adolphus College


  1. Bri Hartmann/Lilly Hartman (GAC) def. Amanda Bandrowski/Claire Hallock (HOPE) 8-7
  2. Simona Potockova/Hannah Borgh (GAC) def. Sydney Jackson/Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) 8-5
  3. Anna Stutz/Ginger Valentine (GAC) def. Bailey Chorney/Erin LaBarge (HOPE) 8-4


1. Hallock (HOPE) def. B. Hartmann (GAC) 4-6, 6-2, 10-4
2. Bandrowski (HOPE) def. Valentine (GAC) 6-1, 6-3
3. Jackson (HOPE) def. L. Hartmann (GAC) 6-3, 6-4

4. Potockova (GAC) def. T. LaBarge (HOPE) 6-3, 6-3
5. Stutz (GAC) def. Liz Pniewski (HOPE) 6-1, 6-1
6. E. LaBarge (HOPE) def. Sydney Douglas (GAC) 6-3, 6-4