UMC is 0-8 on the season after the loss.
The Golden Eagle women’s tennis team fell to Hope College 9-0 on their Spring Break trip in Orlando, Fla. Monday, March 18. The Golden Eagles were scheduled to face Robert Morris Monday but instead faced off with Hope College. UMC is 0-8 on the season after the loss. Hope College, which is located in Holland, Mich., is now 2-1 overall on the season.
To open the match, the Flying Dutch were able to take all three doubles matches to go ahead 3-0 out of the gate. Carli Capestany and Leah LaBarge started things out Monday by defeating Katelyn Johnson (Jr., Monticello, Minn.) and Catherine Brown (Fr., Powell Butte, Ore.) 8-1 at the No. 1 slot. At the No. 2 slot, Anna Garcia and Melissa Bieri of Hope upended Amanda Pihlaja (Sr., Duluth, Minn.) and Holly Roepke (Sr., Osage, Minn.) 8-2. At No. 3, Andrea Pickelman and Stephanie Huffman of Hope defeated Casey Paris (Jr., Fairmont, Minn.) and Emily Caldis (Fr., St. Paul, Minn.) 8-2.
In singles, the Flying Dutch were able to take all six matches of the day in order to capture a 9-0 win. Capestany defeated Roepke at the No. 1 spot, 6-1, 6-2. At No. 2 singles, Casey Baxter defeated Johnson, 6-1, 6-4. No. 3 singles saw Hope’s LaBarge defeat Brown, 6-2, 6-1. At No. 4 singles, Garcia upended Pihlaja, 6-1, 6-2. At the No. 5 slot, Bieri took down Paris, 6-1, 6-0. At the No. 6 singles slot, Pickelman defeated Amanda Newman (Jr., Rosemount, Minn.), 6-1, 6-0.
The Golden Eagles return to the court March 19 in Orlando, Fla., as they are scheduled to play Nichols College at 12:30 p.m.