by Alan Babbitt
The 32nd-ranked Hope College women's tennis team won at Alma College, 9-0, and claimed at least a share of a fifth consecutive MIAA championship on Tuesday.
The Flying Dutch (14-5 overall) raised their league record to 7-0 with today's regular-season finale against Adrian College remaining.
Hope clinched the top seed in next week's MIAA Tournament and will host a semifinal on Wednesday, May 1 against an opponent to be determined.
Against Alma, the Flying Dutch won four singles matches and two doubles flights without losing a game.
The Hope-Adrian match is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. at Etheridge Tennis Complex.
1. Claire Hallock (HOPE-W) def. Brooke Butterfield (ALMA-W) 6-0, 6-0
2. Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE-W) def. Abigail Davenport (ALMA-W) 6-0, 6-0
3. Sydney Jackson (HOPE-W) def. Caroline Ross (ALMA-W) 6-0, 6-0
4. Taylor LaBarge (HOPE-W) def. Lucy McCarthy (ALMA-W) 6-0, 6-1
5. Bailey Chorney (HOPE-W) def. Bernadette Garibay (ALMA-W) 6-0, 6-0
6. Erin LaBarge (HOPE-W) def. Emily McDonald (ALMA-W) 6-4, 6-0