Belles End Season with MIAA Tournament Loss

  • Maddie Minaudo and Elizabeth Preister fought tough but lost by a narrow 9-7 score at three doubles.
  • The Belles end their season 11-13 overall.
  • It was the fourth consecutive MIAA Tournament appearance for Saint Mary's.

HOLLAND, Mich. - The Saint Mary's tennis team saw their season come to a close with a 5-0 loss against top-seeded and No. 21 nationally-ranked Hope on Thursday.

Meaghan Flynn and Kaity Venters fell by an 8-1 margin at two doubles, and Sam Setterblad and Monica Davy had an 8-1 setback at their one doubles competition. Maddie Minaudo and Elizabeth Preister fought tough but lost by a narrow 9-7 score at three doubles.

Setterblad had a 6-0, 6-1 setback at three doubles. Kelsey Kopf was on the short side of a 6-1, 6-0 match at two singles as the match was stopped at the point of decision once the Flying Dutch took the fifth overall point.

The Belles end their season 11-13 overall and had earned their fourth-consecutive MIAA Tournament appearance.

Tennis Match Results
#5 Hope College 5, Saint Mary's College 0

Singles competition
1. Nancy Benda (HOPE) vs. Monica Davy (SMC) 6-0, 2-1, unfinished
2. Amanda Bandrowski (HOPE) def. Kelsey Kopf (SMC) 6-1, 6-0
3. Claire Hallock (HOPE) def. Sam Setterblad (SMC) 6-0, 6-1
4. Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) vs. Meaghan Flynn (SMC) 6-1, 5-0, unfinished
5. Quincey Glupker (HOPE) vs. Maddie Minaudo (SMC) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished
6. Natalie Rahrig (HOPE) vs. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 6-0, 3-2, unfinished

Doubles competition
1. Nancy Benda/Quincey Glupker (HOPE) def. Monica Davy/Sam Setterblad (SMC) 8-1
2. Amanda Bandrowski/Taylor LaBarge (HOPE) def. Meaghan Flynn/Kaity Venters (SMC) 8-1
3. Claire Hallock/Christin Drozd (HOPE) def. Maddie Minaudo/Elizabeth Preister (SMC) 9-7

Match Notes:
Saint Mary's College 11-13
Hope College 18-3; National ranking #21; Regional ranking #5
MIAA Tournament semifinals