posted May 3, 2010

All-MIAA Tennis Honors Announced

All-conference honors in tennis have been announced by the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).

Both Hope teams finished second in their respective league races. The Flying Dutch, under first-year coach Nate Price, posted a 16-8 record that included a string of 14 consecutive victories. The Flying Dutchmen posted a 16-12 dual match record. In 18 seasons under coach Steve Gorno the Flying Dutchmen have won 216 matches.

Junior Katherine Garcia of Battle Creek has been voted to the All-MIAA women's first team and named the recipient of the Sue Little Sportsmanship Award. Junior Alyssa Austin of Spring Lake was voted to the All-MIAA second team. Garcia is being honored for a second time having garnered All-MIAA second team honors in 2009. She is the 14th Hope player to receive MIAA recognition for outstanding sportsmanship in women's tennis.

Senior John Gardner of Granville, Ohio and freshman Bobby Cawood of East Lansing have been voted to the All-MIAA first team. Gardner received All-MIAA four consecutive years, receiving second team honors as both a freshman and sophomore and first team recognition as a junior and senior.

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