Hope Women's Tennis Wins Twice in NCAAs Before Regional Final Setback

Hope Women's Tennis Wins Twice in NCAAs Before Regional Final Setback

Hope (20-3) earned two NCAA team victories before falling in the Regional Final last week to conclude the team's 2017 season. The Flying Dutch shut out St. Scholastica May 11, 5-0, before prevailing over host UW-Whitewater on Friday, 5-3. Hope then was knocked off by WashU in the Regional Final Saturday, 5-3.

In their opening round win over St. Scholastica, Hope swept doubles and added wins at No. 1 and No. 3 singles; Nancy Benda was part of an 8-2 No. 1 doubles win to go with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles.

Hope then followed with a 5-3 Second Round win over UW-Whitewater May 12, as the Flying Dutch overcame a 2-1 deficit after doubles to prevail. Claire Hallock was a two-time winner, aiding in an 8-4 No. 3 doubles win along with a 6-2, 6-4 victory at No. 3 singles.

No. 11 WashU prevailed over Hope in the Regional Final May 13, 5-3. The Bears took a 2-1 lead after doubles and added three straight-set singles wins for the team win. Amanda Bandrowski tallied a 6-2, 6-3 No. 2 singles win.

 

Tournament links

NCAA Division III Women's Tennis page

NCAA Division III Women's Tennis announcement

2017 Division III Women's Tennis interactive bracket

2017 NCAA Division III Women's Tennis bracket (pdf)

Hope Women's Tennis page