by Alan Babbitt
Two Hope College women's tennis players made the final Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NCAA Division III rankings for the 2019 season.
Junior Claire Hallock of Lakeland, Florida (Harrison Center HS) is the 20th-ranked singles player, while junior Amanda Bandrowski of Traverse City, Michigan (St. Francis) is the 30th-ranked singles player.
Both Hallock and Bandrowski qualified for the Division III national singles championships this season.
Hallock, pictured left, finished with a 25-3 singles record this season while playing the No. 1 flight for the Flying Dutch.
Bandrowski, pictured right, went 30-2 at the No. 2 flight this season and set a team record for singles wins in a season.
This spring, Hallock and Bandrowski helped claim its fifth consecutive Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association regular-season championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth consecutive time. Hallock was named MIAA MVP, while Bandrowski joined her on the All-MIAA First Team along with freshman Sydney Jackson of Fort Wayne, Indiana (Carroll).
Bandrowski ranks fourth all-time among Flying Dutch players with 75 singles wins after three seasons. Hallock is sixth with 71 singles wins. The school record is 89.