MIAA Leader Hope College Defeats Bulldogs on Senior Day

The Adrian College women's tennis seniors were honored before today's match. (Photo by Mike Dickie)
The Adrian College women's tennis seniors were honored before today's match. (Photo by Mike Dickie)

ADRIAN, Mich.--The Adrian College women's tennis team concluded the 2017-18 season on Saturday with a 9-0 loss at the hands of conference leader Hope College on Senior Day at the AC Craft Tennis Complex.

The Flying Dutch remain undefeated (8-0) in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association competition as part of an 11-8 overall record on the season, while the host Bulldogs end the 2017-18 campaign at 4-14 and 3-5 in the MIAA. Hope will be the top seed in the MIAA Women's Tennis Championship Tournament next week.

Sophomore Makayla Jorgensen paced Adrian by taking seven games, including a tough No. 3 doubles loss with classmate Julia Maltbie, 8-5, and playing at No. 6 singles.

Amanda Bandrowski and Claire Hallock paced Hope's efforts with two wins apiece. The former won at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles while the latter triumphed at No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles. The Flying Dutch did not lose a set.

Prior to this afternoon's contest, Adrian's 2018 senior class of Renae Almasy (Grand Ledge High School), Kimberly Hardy (St. Clair Shores, Mich. / Lake Shore HS), Amber Laginess (Carleton, Mich. / Monroe St. Mary's Catholic Central HS) and Olivia Neumann (Highland, Mich. / Lakeland HS) were honored for their contributions on and off the court.

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