SMC vs. Hope

Belles Stopped by Flying Dutch

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's tennis team had their four-match winning streak snapped by conference foe Hope on Saturday as the Flying Dutch took a 7-2 win.

The two wins for the Belles came from Jillian Hurley and Jessica Kosinski at #1 and #2 singles, respectively. Hurley fell 6-2 in the first set but came back with a commanding win via 6-2 and 6-3 scores in the second and third frames. Kosinski, meanwhile, needed a little extra at the end of her match as she was able to outlast her opponent 6-3, 7-5.

The Belles will have a chance to regroup and will look to their next MIAA match, which comes up on Tuesday, April 12 at Alma beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Hope 7, Saint Mary's 2
at Holland (DeWitt Tennis Center)

1) Jillian Hurley (SMC) d. Katherine Garcia (Hope) 2-6, 6-2, 6-3
2) Jessica Kosinski (SMC) d. Leah LaBarge (Hope) 6-3, 7-5
3) Casey Baxter (Hope) d. Mary Catherine Faller (SMC) 6-3, 6-1
4) Shelby Schulz (Hope) d. Franca Peluso (SMC) 6-2, 6-3
5) Melissa Bieri (Hope) d. Kate Grabarek (SMC) 7-5, 6-0
6) Mallory Smith (Hope) d. Mary Therese Lee (SMC) 6-2, 6-0

1) Garcia/LaBarge (Hope) d. Hurley/Margaret Boden (SMC) 8-3
2) Schulz/Andrea Pickelman (Hope) d. Peluso/Lee (SMC) 8-2
3) Baxter/Smith (Hope) d. Kosinski/Faller (SMC) 8-4