The women’s tennis team traveled to Hope last Friday with a battle for the conference on the line. The Hornets fell to the Dutch 7-2, and will finish second to Hope for a second straight year.
The Hornets fell behind early as they lost all three doubles matches, with the closest being one doubles. Sarah Woods K’16 and Sabrina Dass K’17 were defeated 9-7 by Hope’s one singles duo. Once singles play got under way it was much of the same story, Hope won four of the six singles matches. Reigning MIAA MVP Woods was able to win her one singles match 6-1 6-2 to give the Hornets a chance, but only sophomore Maria Franco could muster up a win among the other singles players. Franco won 2-6 7-6 10-8 at the three singles spot.
Following the loss to Hope, K did not just call it in for their remaining match of the season as they beat Albion 9-0 on Sunday. The Hornets played well across the board as they swept all the doubles matches in dominating fashion before moving on to sweeping the singles matches as well. In the singles matches not a single woman lost more than four total games. The highlight came from first year Sonal Bahl who double bageled her opponent 6-0 6-0.
The women next compete on May 5th here at Kalamazoo College. It will be the semifinals of the MIAA Tournament, where the Hornets will host Calvin at either Stowe Stadium or Markin Racquet Center, depending on the weather.