Women's Tennis Drops Pair of Matches to Nationally Ranked Foes

The 28th-ranked Hope College women's tennis team dropped two matches to nationally ranked opponents over the weekend at DeWitt Tennis Center.

On Saturday, the Flying Dutch lost to No. 8 University of Chicago, 6-3.

In singles play, senior Amanda Bandrowski of Traverse City, Michigan (St. Francis HS), defeated Lauren Park at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 6-0.

At No. 2 singles, senior Claire Hallock of Lakeland, Florida (Harrison Center) topped Catherine Xu, 6-4, 6-4.

At No. 2 doubles, junior Leah Newhof of Caledonia, Michigan (Grand Rapids South Christian) and sophomore Sydney Jackson of Fort Wayne, Indiana (Carroll) defeated Catherine Xu and Eugenia Lee, 8-3.

On Friday, the Flying Dutch fell to No. 29 Case Western Reserve University (Ohio), 6-3.

At No. 2 singles, Bandrowski claimed a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Savannah Bright.

Bandrowski and Hallock teamed at No. 1 doubles for a 8-3 victory against Madeleine Paolucci and Nicole Cardwell.

Newhof and Jackson paired at No. 2 doubles for an 8-4 victory against Sneha Karnam and Savannah Bright.

Hope (1-3 overall) next play on Saturday, March 7 at Denison University (Ohio).