Season Ends for Men's Tennis at Hope College in MIAA Semifinals

The 2017-18 Adrian College men's tennis team. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)
The 2017-18 Adrian College men's tennis team. (Photo by Patrick Stewart)

HOLLAND, Mich.--The No. 3-seeded Adrian College men's tennis team lost 5-0 to decision at No. 2 Hope College during the 2018 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Semifinals on Thursday. The Bulldogs end their season at 9-10 overall while the Flying Dutchmen--also 9-10--advance to the conference championship match at Calvin or Trine and site of the highest remaining seed on Friday.

Adrian battled in doubles competition but Hope took a 3-0 advantage. Senior Jon Rhind/freshman Ronald Ducharme fell to Mark VanderStoep/Danny Kroeze at No. 1, 8-3; senior Jeff Sophiea and sophomore Nathan Waterbury were edged by Michael Kiley/Carter Smiley at No. 2, 8-5; and second-year classmates Tanner Wilcox and Nolan Duda fought Timothy Roe/Justin Folkert at No. 3, 8-4.

In a singles match unfinished, Rhind was beating Folkert at No. 6, 6-4, 2-1.

DOUBLES

1. Mark VanderStoep/Danny Kroeze (H) vs Ronald Ducharme/Jon Rhind (A) -- (H) 8, (A) 3

2. Michael Kiley/Carter Smiley (H) vs Jeff Sophiea/Nate Waterbury (A) -- (H) 8, (A) 5

3. Timothy Roe/Justin Folkert (H) vs Tanner Wilcox/Nolan Duda -- (H) 8, (A) 4

Order of finish: #1, #2, #3

SINGLES

1. Kroeze (H) def. Sophiea (A) -- 6-0, 6-0

2. VanderStoep (H) def. Ducharme (A) -- 6-1, 6-1

3. Kiley (H) leads Wilcox (A) -- 6-2, 2-1; unfinished

4. Roe (H) leads Waterbury (A) -- 6-4, 3-0; unfinished

5. Smiley (H) leads Kyle Haines (A) -- 6-3, 2-1; unfinished

6. Rhind (A) leads Folkert (H)-- 6-4, 2-1; unfinished

Order of finish: #1, #2, #3-#6 (DNF)

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