by Alan Babbitt
The 32nd-ranked Hope College women's tennis team downed regionally ranked Augustana College (Illinois), 8-1, on Friday at DeWitt Tennis Center.
The Flying Dutch improved to 11-5 overall with the non-league victory that included a sweep of doubles and winning the top five singles flights.
The match is one of two this weekend for Hope.
The Flying Dutch travel for Trine University for a MIAA match on Saturday, April 13 at 2 p.m.
1. Claire Hallock (H) d. Caitlyn Schaffer 6-1, 6-1
2. Amanda Bandrowski (H) d. Annie Timm 6-4, 6-0
3. Sydney Jackson (H) d. Zeana Badawai 6-0, 6-0
4. Taylor LaBarge (H) d. Madeline Lombardi 6-4, 6-0
5. Bailey Chorney (H) d. Morgan Bullen 6-4, 6-0
6. Laraaen Abbott (A) won by injury default
Order of finish: 3, 2, 4, 5, 1
1. Hallock/Bandrowski (H) d. Schaffer/Lombardi 8-2
2. Jackson/T. LaBarge (H) d. Badawi/Timm 8-3
3. Erin LaBarge/Chorney (H) d. Bullen/Abbott 8-2