April 29 - MIAA Player of the Week
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|Apr. 24||Alma||0||Kalamazoo *||9||Final|
Around the MIAA
The Adrian College men’s tennis team did not compete last week. The Bulldogs face Kalamazoo in the MIAA semifinals on Thursday, May 2 at 4 p.m.
Alma dropped its final two matches of the regular season last week. Sophomore Brandon Ralston (Cadillac, Mich. / Cadillac) battled hard against Hope's Tim Roe but came up short, 6-3, 6-1 in what would be a 9-0 loss for the Scots. Against Kalamazoo, junior Brett Reuter (Armada, Mich. / Armada) fell to Daniel Henry 6-3 in the first set, then was swept 6-0 in the second.
Calvin clinched a spot in the four-team MIAA Tournament with a clutch 9-0 win at Trine on Wednesday. Calvin (12-7 overall) won three hard-fought doubles points to take the early momentum. The Knights then won all six singles points including a three-set thriller by senior Jason Wolters at No. 3 singles. With the win, Calvin finished third in the final league standings with a 5-2 conference record and will be the No. 3 seed for the MIAA Tournament. Calvin will now prepare to face No. 2 seed Hope in Holland on Thursday at 4 p.m.
On Senior Day, the Hope College men's tennis team defeated Alma College, 9-0. The Flying Dutchmen concluded their regular-season schedule with an 11-9 overall record and a second-place, 6-1 mark in MIAA matches. During Monday's match, Hope honored five seniors: Justin Folkert of Hamilton, Michigan (Hamilton HS), Michael Kiley of Muskegon, Michigan (Mona Shores), Christian Rhoades of Holland, Michigan (Holland Christian), Tim Roe of Bakersfield, California (Frontier) and Mark VanderStoep of Holland, Michigan (West Ottawa).
After defeating Alma 9-0 on Wednesday, the Hornets wrapped up the MIAA regular season with at 7-0 record and were named MIAA Champions. It is the 85th conference championship in program history. Kalamazoo was 42-0 in MIAA singles matches this season and won 20 of 21 conference doubles matches. Freshman Ian Yi finished the season with a 19-4 overall singles record and was named MIAA Player of the Week for the final week of the season. Daniel Henry also only lost four matches this season while winning 13. Kalamazoo (11-6) returns to action at home on Thursday, May 2 as the No. 1 seed in the MIAA Tournament. The Hornets host Adrian in a semifinal match scheduled for 4 p.m.
2018-19 MIAA Men's Tennis Standings
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