2013 Season in Review
MIAA Honors & Recognitions Announced
Members of the Hope College MIAA champion tennis teams have been presented awards and recognitions by conference coaches. Both Hope teams finished on top of their respective league races. Th Flying Dutch, coached by Adam Ford, repeated as conference women's champions while the Flying Dutchmen, coached by Steve Gorno, were part of a three-way tie for the men's championship.
Senior Bobby Cawood of East Lansing (East Lansing HS), pictured upper left,
was voted the men's MIAA most valuable player. He was also named to the
All-MIAA team for a
third consecutive year. Teammates Parker Bussies, a junior from Zeeland
(Zeeland West HS) and Jason Muller, a senior from Petoskey (Petoskey HS),
to the All-MIAA second team. Senior Kyle Kreps of Holland, pictured lower
left, (Holland HS)
named the recipient of the MIAA's Allen B. Stowe Sportsmanship award. He
is the 21st Hope recipient of the award, the tenth since 2000. A year ago
Bobby Cawood received the honor.
In women's tennis, sophomore Carli Capestany of Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS), pictured upperm right, received All-MIAA first team honors for a second year while teammates Casey Baxter, a senior from Saline (Saline HS) and Anna Garcia, a freshman from Battle Creek (Lakeview HS) were named to the All-MIAA second team.
Leah LaBarge, a senior from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS), pictured lower left, was named the recipient of the Karen Caine Scholar-Athlete award. A geology major, LaBarge graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Flying Dutchmen Edge by Rival Calvin in Tournament (5/2/13)
This rivalry would have it no other way. In a rain-delayed match that took nearly four hours to complete, rival Calvin edged the Flying Dutchmen 5-4 in a semi-final match of the MIAA tournament on Thursday. The Calvin victory avenged a regular season loss to Hope that caused a three-way tie for the conference championship. Tied 4-4, the outcome came down to the fourth singles match. Calvin's Loukas Peterson edged Hope's Kyle Kreps in a three-set thriller, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8) and 6-3. Hope ends a successful season with a 16-5 dual match record.
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Brian DeMaagd 6-2, 6-0; 2. Preston Phillips (C) d. Parker Bussies 6-4, 7-5;
3. Jason Muller (H) d. Philip Reinken 6-0, 6-2; 4. Loukas Peterson (C) d. Kyle Kreps 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 6-3;
5. Jarrod Brower (C) d. Jon Panzer 6-0, 6-3; 6. Cody Herbruck (H) d. Tom Griffin 6-0, 7-6 (9-7).
DOUBLES: 1. Preston Phillips/Philip Reinken (C) d. Bobby Cawood/Gabe Casher (H) 8-6; 2. Brian DeMaagd/Loukas Peterson (C) d. Parker Bussies/Jason Muller (H) 8-6; 3. Kyle Kreps/Davis Vanderveen (H) d. Jarrod Brower/John Strikwerda 8-1.
Hope Senior Honored by MIAA (4/30/13)
The MIAA has named Hope’s Bobby Cawood
its Player of the Week for the third time this season. A senior from East Lansing
(East Lansing HS), Cawood led the Flying Dutchmen to a share of the MIAA championship
by winning his No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches in a 6-3
win over Calvin. He won his singles match 6-3, 6-2 and his doubles match 8-2.
Cawood capped off the week by winning the “A” singles flight at the MIAA
individual flight championship, avenging an earlier loss to Trine’s Caleb Knust
in the finals with a 6-3, 6-0 victory. He also teamed up with teammate Jason
Muller to win the “A” doubles flight with an 8-3 win over Trine. Cawood is being
honored for sixth time in his career.
Flying Dutchmen Excel at First MIAA Flighted Tournament (4/27/13)
The Flying Dutchman had standout performances as they hosted the first MIAA flighted tournament. In
all, Hope crowned four flight champions and had two runner up finishes
in the two doubles and three singles flights as the Flying Dutchmen
dominated play from start to finish. In the "A" flight doubles final,
the senior duo of Bobby Cawood and Jason Muller defeated Trine 8-3 on
Saturday to earn the right to be called MIAA Doubles Champions. In
the "A" flight consolation finals, seniors Kyle Kreps and Davis
Vanderveen defeated Kalamazoo for the first time in their careers and
walked away with fifth place. In "B" flight doubles, Cody Herbruck
and Chris Tippett lost in the semi finals but came back to defeat
Calvin 8-2 to earn a third place finish. In the "B" flight
consolation finals, Matt Culver and senior Dan Owens defeated Albion
for a fifth place finish. In the "A" flight singles final, senior
Bobby Cawood was looking for another individual conference
championship and got it by defeating Caleb Knust of Trine, who had
defeated him earlier in the season, by a score of 6-4, 6-0. Bobby is
only the second Hope player to ever win both singles and doubles
championships in the same season (Andy Phillips 2003) and the first to
ever achieve this distinction by winning the top singles and doubles
draws. In the "B" flight singles final, it was an all-Hope affair as
seniors Jason Muller and Kyle Kreps battled it out. In the end, Jason
Muller walked away victorious with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over his
teammate. The "C" singles final also pitted two Hope players against
each other as sophomores Cody Herbruck and Jon Panzer played for the
title. Jon Panzer won the match by a score of 6-3, 6-0.
Flying Dutchmen Claim Title Share With Win Over Rival (4/23/13)
The drama-filled MIAA men's tennis season came to an exciting conclusion Tuesday when the Flying Dutchmen defeated rival Calvin to force a three-way tie for this year's championship. Coach Steve Gorno's Dutchmen posted a 6-3 victory over the visiting Knights to create the three-way tie. Hope, Calvin and Kalamazoo each went 5-1 in conference dual matches.
A Calvin victory would have given the Knights sole possession of the league crown and ended Kalamazoo's unprecedented 74-year-long string of championships. The championship is the third in Hope men's tennis history albeit shared on each occasion -- 1962 with Kalamazoo, 2003 with Kalamazoo and now 2013 with Calvin and Kalamazoo.
Tuesday's match was forced indoors because of the inclement weather. The DeWitt Tennis Center was filled with enthusiastic fans for yet another Rivalry Showdown. The Flying Dutchmen got off to a fast start sweeping the three doubles matches by impressive margins -- 8-2, 8-3, 8-4. The teams split the six singles matches with the clincher coming at the sixth flight by sophomore Jonathan Panzer.
Shutout Victory Keeps Flying Dutchmen in MIAA Title Hunt (4/20/13)
The stage is set for one of the most exciting finishes in the history of MIAA men's tennis. On Saturday the Flying Dutchmen put themselves in a position to gain a share of a conference championship. The 9-0 victory over Adrian puts coach Steve Gorno's Dutchmen at 4-1 in the MIAA standings. Calvin (5-0) tops the standings while perennial champion Kalamazoo shares second place with Hope. Calvin visits Hope on Tuesday. A Calvin victory would end Kalamazoo's long streak of conference championships that extends back to 1935! A Hope victory would create a three-way tie for the league title. Saturday's win put the Flying Dutchmen at 15-4 overall.
SINGLES:1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Jordan Verbauwhede 6-0, 6-0; 2. Jason Muller (H) d. Michael Mertz 6-1, 6-1;
3. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Ryan DeLacy 6-1, 6-1; 4. Cody Herbruck (H) d. Cameron Hamilton 3-6, 6-3, (10-6); 5. Davis Vanderveen (H) d.
Alex Amos 5-7, 6-4, (10-8); 6. Dan Owens (H) d. Troy Gargrave 6-0, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Cawood/Muller (H) d. Verbauwhede/Mertz 8-0; 2. Kreps/Vanderveen (H) d. Hamilton/Amos 8-1; 3. Chris Tippett/Ben Johnson (H) d. DeLacy/Spencer Georgetti 8-6.
Flying Dutchmen Keep Pace in MIAA with Win (4/17/13)
The Flying Dutchmen kept pace in the MIAA race by posting a 7-2 victory over visiting Albion on Wednesday. Coach Steve Gorno's Flying Dutchmen stand 3-1 in the MIAA trailing Calvin (4-0) and Kalamazoo (4-1) with one week remaining in the regular season. The Flying Dutchmen travel to Adrian on Saturday and will host rival Calvin next Tuesday. Senior Bobby Cawood achieve a milestone as he became just the sixth Hope male tennis player to record 50 career singles victories. He now has a 50-12 career singles mark. The alltime leader is Ron Visscher who was 62-22 from 1966-69.
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Jonathan Gurnee 6-0, 6-2; 2. Eric Guindi (A) d. Parker Bussies 6-3, 0-6, 6-1; 3. Jason Muller (H) d. Tucker Blake 6-3, 6-4; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Aaron Stanley 6-3, 7-6 (3); 5. Ross Kynast (A) d. Cody Herbruck 6-7 (3), 6-3, (10-3); 6. Jon Panzer(H) d. Will Pearl 6-4, 6-2.
DOUBLES: 1. Cawood-Gabe Casher (H) d. Blake-Guindi 8-2; 2. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Gurnee-Stanley 8-3; 3. Kreps-Davis Vanderveen (H) d. S. Nawrocki-Pearl 8-3.
Hope Senior Honored a Fifth Time in Career (4/16/13)
The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Hope senior Bobby
Cawood its Player of the Week in men’s tennis. A senior from East Lansing (East Lansing HS), Cawood won all three of his matches
at No. 1 singles and posted a 3-1 mark at No. 1 doubles for the Flying Dutchmen
during the week. He posted a 6-2, 6-4 victory against defending MIAA champion
Kalamazoo, then won both his singles matches and all three doubles matches at
the MIAA-NCAC Challenge in leading Hope to three consecutive victories, helping
the MIAA win the challenge 5-4. Cawood is being honored as Player of the Week
for the second time this season and fifth time in his career.
Flying Dutchmen Go Unbeaten to Win Challenge (4/13/13)
Hope Stats / Challenge Results
The Flying Dutchmen put an exclamation point on the MIAA/NCAC Challenge by defeating Wabash in dominating fashion 5-0 on Saturday. With the win, the MIAA won the tournament by a final score of 5-4. Hope got on top of the Little Giants early by sweeping the three doubles matches and then senior Jason Muller and sophomore Jon Panzer closed things out by winning their singles matches in straight sets. In all, Hope lost only 14 games in one of their most dominant wins of the season. Hope went 3-0 in the Challenge to improve to 13-4 on the season.
Flying Dutchmen Suffer First Conference Defeat (4/9/13)
The Flying Dutchmen suffered their first conference loss Tuesday bowing to defending MIAA champion Kalamazoo 8-1. Coach Steve Gorno's Dutchman are 2-1 in league dual matches and 10-4 overall. Hope's only point was scored at first singles by senior Bobby Cawood.
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Peter Rothstein 6-2, 6-4; 2. Steve Hanselman (K) d. Parker Bussies 7-5, 6-1; 3. Mike Korn (K) d. Jason Muller 6-3, 6-1; 4. David DeSimone (K) d. Kyle Kreps 7-6 (7-3), 4-6, 10-8; 5. Robert Hudson (K) d. Cody Herbruck 6-2, 6-0; 6. Alan Faber (K) d. Jonathan Panzer 7-5, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Steve Hanselman/Peter Rothstein (K) d. Robert Cawood/Gabe Casher 8-6; 2. Alan Faber/David DeSimone (K) d. Parker Bussies/Jason Muller 8-5; 3. Robert Hudson/Mike Korn (K) d. Kyle Kreps/Davis Vander Veen 8-6.
Flying Dutchmen Suffer Non-League Defeat (4/4/13)
The Flying Dutchmen were defeated by host Aquinas 8-1. Hope fought hard in the singles extending three matches to third sets. The lone Hope victor was Jon Panzer at #6 singles. Coach Steve Gorno's Dutchmen have a 10-3 season record.
SINGLES: 1. Aaron Hendrick (A) d. Bobby Cawood 3-6, 6-1, 6-3; 2. Nik Artaev (A) d. Parker Bussies 6-3, 6-2; 3. Kristoff Saari (A) d. Jason Muller 6-2, 4-6 (10-6); 4. Kyle Mastellar (A) d. Kyle Kreps 6-2, 6-3; 5. Frank Fischer (A) d. Cody Herbruck 7-6 (8), 7-6 (2); 6. Jon Panzer (H) d. Andy Struble 7-5, 0-6, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Hendrick-Artaev (A) d. Cawood-Gabe Casher 8-2; 2. Mastellar-Fischer (A) d. Bussies-Muller 8-4; 3. Saari-Struble (A) d. Kreps-TJ Brogan 8-3.
Flying Dutchmen Stay Unbeaten in MIAA Play (4/3/13)
The Flying Dutchmen remained undefeated in conference play by posting a 6-3 victory at Trine on Wednesday. Coach Steve Gorno's Dutchmen are 2-0 in MIAA dual matches and 10-2 overall.
SINGLES: 1. Caleb Knust (T) d. Bobby Cawood 7-5, 4-6, 6-2; 2. Parker Bussies (H) d. Joe Dunbar 6-3, 6-1;
3. Jason Muller (H) d. Dan Desper 6-1, 7-5; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Dave Murray 6-3, 6-0; 5. Cody Herbruck (H) d. Joey Clark 6-1, 6-3; 6.
Jon Panzer (H) d. Nick Ihrie 6-3, 6-4.
DOUBLES: 1. Knust/Desper (T) d. Cawood-Casher 8-3; 2. Dunbar-Zach Richardson (T) d. Kreps/Matt Culver 8-5; 3. Bussies/Muller (H) d. Ihrie/Murray 8-3.
Flying Dutchmen Celebrate New Courts With Victory (3/30/13)
The Flying Dutchmen celebrated their new tennis stadium courts in opening conference play with an 8-1 victory over Alma on Saturday. Earlier, in a match played indoors because of the cold temperature. coach Steve Gorno's Dutchmen topped Grand Rapids Community College 8-1. Over the course of the matches, 10 different Hope players contributed singles or doubles wins to help the Flying Dutchmen take their season record to 9-2.
HOPE 8, ALMA 1
SINGLES: 1. Parker Bussies (H) d. Josh Gove 5-7, 6-1, 6-0; 2. Jason Muller (H) d. Logan Beard 6-2, 7-6 (4); 3. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Trent Pontius 6-1, 6-0; 4. Davis Vanderveen (H) d. Jared Guy 7-6 (7), 6-1; 5. Jon Panzer (H) d. Gordy Rumschlag 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; 6. Cody Herbruck (H) d. Chad Barnhart 6-0, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Bobby Cawood-Matt Culver (H) d. Beard-Pontius 8-2; 2. Kreps-Vanderveen (H) d. Gove-Rumschlag 8-6; 3. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Barnhart-Sam Reedy 8-0.
HOPE 8, GRAND RAPIDS CC 1
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Casey Feenstra 6-2, 6-0; 2. Brett Michaud (GR) d. Parker Bussies 0-6, 6-4 (10-4); 3. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Keith Lannon 6-0, 6-3; 4. Davis Vanderveen (H) d. Andrew Amante 7-5, 6-3; 5. Matt Culver (H) d. Trent Clark 7-5, 6-4; 6. Dan Owens (H) d. Connor Carbonaro 6-1, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Cawood-Kreps (H) d. Feenstra-Michaud 9-7; 2. Bussies-Jason Muller (H) d. Lannon-Amante 8-5; 3. Cody Herbruck-TJ Brogan (H) d. Clark-Carbonaro 8-1.
Flying Dutchmen Go Unbeaten in Florida (3/22/13)
The Flying Dutchmen capped off an undefeated spring break week in Florida by defeating the University of Massachusettes at Boston 8-1 on Friday. Winning both singles and doubles matches for Hope were Bobby Cawood, Davis Vanderveen, and Jason Muller. TJ Brogan also picked up his first collegiate singles victory. Hope went 5-0 in their spring break matches and will enter the regular season with a 7-2 record.
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. David Hernandez 6-0, 6-1; 2. Alex Loyer (M) d. Parker Bussies 5-7, 7-6 (3), (10-5); 3. Jason Muller (H) d. Charles Lai 6-4, 6-1; 4. Davis Vanderveen (H) d. Seth Shavers 6-2, 6-0; 5. Jon Panzer (H) d. Eglis Bizhoti 6-1, 6-1; 6. TJ Brogan (H) d. Jay Garcia 6-0, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1. Cawood-Gabe Casher (H) d. Hernandez-Lai 8-4; 2. Kyle Kreps-Vanderveen (H) d. Loyer-Shavers 8-4; 3. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Lyle Analetto-Bizhoti 8-1.
Flying Dutchmen Post Two Victories in Florida (3/21/13)
The Flying Dutchmen posted a pair of wins on Thursday in Florida. Coach Steve Gorno's Dutchmen opened with yet another one-point decision edging rnaked Grinnell, Iowa 5-4 and then coasted past North Central, Ill. 9-0. Hope has a 6-2 season record. Hope's seniors tepped-up in the Grinnell win. In what is becoming the norm, the Dutchmen fell behind 2-1 after doubles play with the only victory coming at the top spot. Seniors Bobby Cawood and Gabe Casher defeated the #1 doubles team of Elliott Czarnecki and Emilio Gomez of Grinnell 8-6. In singles play, seniors Bobby Cawood and Jason Muller remained unbeaten on the spring trip by defeating their opponents in straight sets. Senior Davis Vanderveen picked up a huge victory for the Dutchmen at #5 singles defeating Tracy Johnson 7-6, 6-4. That set the table for senior Kyle Kreps as the last man on the court with the teams tied 4-4. Kreps was down 3-0 in the deciding set before storming back with some inspired play to defeat C.J. Ray 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 to seal the victory. In the North Central match freshmen Ben Johnson and Chris Tippett scored their first collegiate singles victories.
HOPE 5, GRINNELL 4
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Elliott Czarnecki 6-1, 7-5; 2. Emilio Gomez (G) d. Parker Bussies 6-7 (7, 6-2, 6-2; 3. Jason Muller (H) d. Daniel Nellis 6-2, 6-3; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. C.J. Ray 7-5, 3-6, 6-4; 5. Davis Vanderveen (H) d. Tracy Johnson 7-6 (5), 6-4; 6. Aaron Lapkin 6-2, 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Cawood-Gabe Casher (H) d. Czarnecki-Gomez 8-6; 2. T. Johnson-Colin Johnson (G) d. Kreps-Vanderveen 8-4; 3. Ray-Ben Charney (G) d. Bussies-Muller 8-6.
HOPE 9, NORTH CENTRAL 0
SINGLES: 1. Parker Bussies (H) d. Adam Ciccone 6-0, 6-1; 2. Jason Muller (H) d. Rustam Saini 6-0, 6-0; 3. Gabe Casher (H) d. Josh Rodig 6-1, 6-0; 4. Cody Herbruck (H) d. Mason Sass 6-3, 6-1; 5. Chris Tippett (H) d. Jesse Adamson 6-3, 6-4; 6. Ben Johnson (H) d. Travis Kaszynski 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: 1. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Ciccone-Kaszynski 8-2; 2. Kyle Kreps-Johnson (H) d. Saini-Rodig 8-5; 3. TJ Brogan-Jon Hoffman (H) d. Sass-Adamson 8-4.
Flying Dutchmen Win Another Close One (3/19/13)
For the fourth straight match, the Flying Dutchmen were involved in a one-point
decision, this time edging UW-Oshkosh 5-4 on Tuesday in Florida. Parker Bussies and Jason Muller continued their winning ways by winning 8-3 to give Hope their only point in doubles play. But in singles play, it was like watching a rerun of the
previous day as Bobby Cawood, Jason Muller, Kyle Kreps, and Jon Panzer all pulled out straight set victories to give Hope the narrow team victory. A second scheduled match against Southeastern Florida was rained out midway through the competition and will not be rescheduled.
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Kevin Lewis 6-1, 6-1; 2. Aidan Sauberlich (O) d. Parker Bussies 6-4, 2-6, 7-5; 3. Jason Muller (H) d. Michael Gillespie 6-4, 6-2; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Adam Kasper 6-0, 6-0; 5. Alex Yang (O) d. Davis Vanderveen 3-6, 7-6 (0), 10-8;
Jon Panzer (H) d. Kinan Al-Bitar 6-1, 6-0.
DOUBLES: Lewis-Bobby Brooks (O) d. Cawood-Gabe Casher 8-6; 2. Sauberlich-Gillespie (O) d. Kreps-Vanderveen 8-6; 3. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Kasper-Charlie Bostwick 8-3.
Flying Dutchmen Win By a Point in Spring Break Debut (3/17/13)
The Flying Dutchmen kicked off their spring trip to Florida with a thrilling 5-4 victory over Hobart, N.Y. on Monday. The Hope tandem of Jason Muller and Parker Bussies defeated Peter Cruice and Luke DeLuccia 8-4 for the lone victory in doubles as Hope fell behind 2-1. In singles play, seniors Bobby Cawood, Kyle Kreps, and Jason Muller got straight set victories to tie the match at 4-4. And for the second time in this young season, sophomore Jon Panzer pulled out the narrow victory for the Dutchmen in a third set super-tiebreaker, defeating Ben Robinson 6-1, 4-6, (11-9). It marked the third 5-4 match of the young season.
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Bruce Grant 6-1, 6-1; 2. Sam DeLuccia (HB) d. Parker Bussies 6-4, 6-2; 3. Jason Muller (H) d. Alex James 6-4, 7-5; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Peter Cruice 6-0, 6-4; 5. Michael Fields (HB) d. Davis Vanderveen 6-1, 6-2; 6. Jon Panzer (H) d. Ben Robinson 6-1, 4-6, (11-9).
DOUBLES: 1. Grant-Fields (HB) d. Cawood-Gabe Casher 8-6; 2. DeLuccia-James (HB) d. Kreps-Vanderveen 8-4; 3. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Cruice-Luke DeLuccie 8-4.
Flying Dutchmen Suffer One-Point Loss to Davenport (3/13/13)
In their final indoor match of the pre-season, the Flying Dutchmen were defeated by Davenport 5-4. Hope jumped out to an early
lead in the doubles by takinig two of three matches. However, Davenport came back to tie the team match at 4-4 with only #3 singles
left on the court. Senior Jason Muller was unable to pull out the victory for Hope bowing in three sets to Zach Chambers 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Winning two matches apiece for Hope were senior Kyle Kreps and junior Parker Bussies.
SINGLES: 1. Pierre Michelsen (D) d. Bobby Cawood 7-6 (4), 6-2; 2. Parker Bussies (H) d. Vitaly Shumilov 6-3, 6-4; 3. Zac Chambers (D) d. Jason Muller 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Tyler Chambers 6-4, 6-2; 5. Christian Woods (D) d. David Vanderveen 6-1, 6-4; 6. Matheus Carvalho (D) d. Jon Panzer 7-6 (5), 6-1.
DOUBLES: 1. Michelsen-Shumilov (D) d. Cawood-Gabe Casher 8-5; 2. Vanderveen-Kreps (H) d. Eric Pell-Carvalho 8-4; 3. Bussies-Matt Culver (H) d. Z. Chambers-T. Chambers 8-4.
Flying Dutchmen Win Two-of-Three at Indoor Invitational
The Flying Dutchmen won two of three matches in hosting an indoor invitational this weekend. On Friday coach Steve Gorno's Flying Dutchmen bowed to nationally ranked Case Western, Ohio 7-2. The Flying Dutchmen swept a pair of Saturday matches defeating Ohio Northern 6-3 and Elmhurst, Ill. 5-4. Hope has a 2-1 dual match record.
The Flying Dutchmen saved their best for last by pulling a come-from-behind victory over Elmhurst. After losing two of the three doubles matches, Hope stormed back in the singles to win 4-of-6 matches. Down 4-3 in the team match, senior Jason Muller pulled out a three-set victory 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 to square the match at 4-4. The final match on the court went the distance as well as sophomore Jon Panzer pulled out a
thrilling third set tiebreaker victory 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (10-8) to give the Dutchmen the win.
CASE WESTERN 7, HOPE 2
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Kyler Gerber 6-4, 6-1; 2. Derek Reinbold (CW) d. Parker Bussies 6-2, 6-1; 3. Viswajit Simhadri (CW) d. Jason Muller 6-2, 6-3; 4. Harrison Smith (CW) d. Kyle Kreps 7-5, 6-4; 5. Santiago Guerra (CW) d. Davis Vanderveen 6-2, 6-2; 6. Sam Shi (CW) d. Jon Panzer 6-4, 6-2.
DOUBLES: Cawood/Gabe Casher (H) d. CJ Krimbill/Will Drougas 9-8 (3); 2. Ben McClarren/Alex Solove (CW) d. Kreps/Muller 8-2; 3. Louis Stuerke/Richard Brunsting (CW) d. Bussies/Matt Culver 8-4.
HOPE 6, OHIO NORTHERN 3
SINGLES: 1. Robert Cawood (H) d. Joey Frank 6-0, 6-1; 2. Parker Bussies (H) d. Josh Saunders 6-3, 6-4; 3. Do Thai (ONU) d. Jason Muller 2-6, 6-3, 10-3; 4. Kyle Kreps (H) d. Blake Troller 6-2, 6-1; 5. John Mostowy (ONU) d. Davis Vanderveen 7-6, 4-6, 10-7; 6. Jonathan Panzer (H) d. Mike King 6-4, 6-4.
DOUBLES: 1. Cawood/Gabe Casher (H) d. Frank/Troller 8-4; 2. Kreps/Muller (H) d. Saunders/Thai 8-6; 3. John Mostowy/J.T. Rapaport (ONU) d. Bussies/Matthew Culver 8-4.
HOPE 5, ELMHURST 4 (3/2/13 at DeWitt Tennis Center)
SINGLES: 1. Bobby Cawood (H) d. Alex Harbert 7-5, 6-4; 2. Parker Bussies (H) d. Will Jung 6-1, 6-0; 3. Jason Muller (H) d. Vincent McPherson 2-6, 6-3, 6-4; 4. Luke Tanaka (E) d. Kyle Kreps 6-4, 6-2; 5. Quinn Jennings (E) d. Davis Vanderbeen 6-3, 6-7 (3), 6-0; 6. Jon Panzer (H) d. Chris Harrison 3-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8).
DOUBLES: 1. Harbert-Jung (E) d. Cawood-Gabe Casher 8-5; 2. McPherson-Kevin Noble (E) d. Kreps-Vanderveen 8-6; 3. Bussies-Muller (H) d. Tanaka-Harrison 9-5 (5).
Flying Dutchmen Open Season With West Michigan Collegiate Action (2/16/13)
The Flying Dutchmen opened their season this weekend competing in the West Michigan Tournament featuring the small college tennis programs in the area. The non-scoring indoor tournament was played at the Orchard Hills Swim & Tennis Club in Ada.
#1 Bobby Cawood d. Ehijah Yi-Co (Cornerstone) 6-0, 6-0; d. Brian DeMaagd (Calvin) 6-3, 6-3; lost to Andrew Darrell (GVSU) 6-2, 6-2
#2 Parker Bussies lost to Francis Bertrand (GVSU) 6-0, 6-0; lost to Austin Hunt (Cornerstone) 6-2, 6-4
#3 Kyle Kreps lost to Nik Artaev (Aquinas) 6-2, 6-1; d. Nick Lannon (GRCC) 1-6, 6-1, (10-5); lost to Chris Reed (Cornerstone) 6-3, 6-0
#4 Davis Vanderveen lost to Jarrod Brower (Calvin) 6-1, 1-6, (11-9); d. Quinn Sylow (GVSU) 6-1, 6-4; def. Andrew Amante (GRCC) 6-3, 6-1
#5 Jason Muller lost to Matheus Carvalho (Davenport) 6-3, 6-3; d. Trent Clark (GRCC) 6-0, 6-1; lost to Andrew Bole (GVSU) 6-0, 6-3
#6 Cody Herbruck d. Chris Selva (Cornerstone) 6-4, 6-2; lost to Frankie Fischer (Aquinas) 6-1, 6-4
#6 Jon Panzer d. John Strikwerda (Calvin) 6-4, 1-6, (10-6); lost to Michael Kaye (GVSU) 6-2, 6-2
#1 Cawood/Kreps def. Feenstra/Michaud (GRCC) 8-4; lost to Bertrand/Hodges (GVSU) 8-3
#2 Vanderveen/Muller lost to DeMaagd/Peterson (Calvin) 8-4; lost to Chambers/Chambers (Daven) 9-8 (5)
#3 Bussies/Culver def. Son/Tarnow (Cornerstone) 9-7; lost to Fischer/Petz (Aquinas) 9-7
#3 Herbruck/Owens def. Carbonaro/Clark (GRCC) 8-4; lost to Bole/Esh-Nauta (GVSU) 8-1
#4 Tippett/Brogan def. Healy/Buesing (Calvin) 8-6; lost to Heuerman/Felice (GVSU) 8-4
#4 Johnson/Hoffman def. Griffin/Hill (Calvin) 8-5; lost to Heuerman/Felice (GVSU) 8-0
2013 Pre-Season Information
2013 Pre-Season Roster
The 2013 season marks a new era for Hope College tennis. For the first
time in decades, Hope tennis players will be playing their home meets
on college-owned courts.
The new Vande Poel-Heeringa stadium courts are arguably among the
finest in NCAA Division III. The 12-court facility is near the
college's DewItt Tennis Center which provides six indoor courts.
Coach Steve Gorno begins his third decade at the helm of the Flying
Dutchmen with a pre-season roster of 14 players that includes nine
returning letterwinners. The roster is comprised of three freshmen,
four sophomores, one junior and six seniors.
Senior co-captains are Gabe Casher of Ann Arbor (Pioneer HS), Bobby
Cawood of East Lansing (East Lansing HS), Kyle Kreps of Holland
(Holland HS), and Davis Vanderveen of Clarkston (Clarkston HS).
The 2012 Flying Dutchmen finished third in the Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) seasonal standings and
posted an overall 10-13 dual match record. Two returning players
received All-MIAA honors. Bobby Cawood was named to the first team and
was presented the league's Allen B. Stowe Award for outstanding
sportsmanship. Three times during the season Cawood was named the MIAA
player of the week. Junior Parker Bussies of Zeeland (Zeeland West HS)
received second team recognition.
Other returning letterwinners include sophomore Matthew Culver of
Clinton Township (Fraser HS), sophomore Cody Herbruck of Grand Rapids
(Forest Hills Central HS), senior Daniel Owens of Rocky River, Ohio
(Rocky River HS), and sophomore Jonathan Panzer of Rockford (Rockford
The Flying Dutchmen were named to the All-Academic honor rolla of both
the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) and Michigan
Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA). Named ITA
Scholar-Athletes were Parker Bussies, Gabe Casher, Kyle Kreps, Daniel
Owens and Davis Vanderveen.
The season will begin with a month-long series of indoor matches
before the team travels to Orlando, Fla. for their annual spring break
schedule. The first scheduled action on the new Vande Poel-Heeringa
Stadium Courts will be a double-dual on Saturday, March 30.
Academic Honor Roll Team
2012 Season Highlights
2012 Season in Review
Hope Tennis Teams Honored for Academics (7/6/12)
Both 2012 Hope tennis squads have been named to the All-Academic honor roll of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA). In addition, a total of 13 players from the two teams have been honored as ITA Scholar-Athletes.
The ITA honor roll required a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). The Flying Dutch, coached by Nate Price, maintained a cumulative 3.633 GPA during the 2011-12 school year while the Flying Dutchmen, coached by Steve Gorno, had a 3.598 cumulative GPA.
Scholar-Athlete recognitions were presented to players who maintained at least a 3.5 GPA for the entire school year. Hope honorees included (school year was in 2011-12): Casey Baxter. junior from Saline (Saline HS); Melissa Bieri, junior from Holland (Holland Christian HS); Parker Bussies, sophomore from Zeeland (Zeeland West HS); Carli Capestany, freshman from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS); Gabe Casher, sophomore from Ann Arbor (Pioneer HS); Kelsey Jeletz, sophomore from Cedarburg, Wisc. (Cedarburg HS); Kyle Kreps, junior from Holland (Holland HS); Leah LaBarge, junior from Hudsonville (Hudsonville HS); Daniel Owens, junior from Rocky River, Ohio (Rocky River HS); Hannah Schulz, freshman from Allegan (Allegan HS); Shelby Schulz, junior from Allegan (Allegan HS); Mallory Smith, sophomore from Grand Haven (Grand Haven HS); and Davis Vanderveen, junior from Clarkston (Clarkston HS).
Both Hope tennis teams were also named to the Academic Honor Roll of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).
All-MIAA Honors Presented to Hope Players (5/7/12)
All-MIAA Men's Tennis / All-MIAA Women's Tennis
Two Hope tennis players have received All-conference honors from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA).
Junior Bobby Cawood, pictured left and above, of East Lansing (East Lansing HS), in addition to being named to the men's All-MIAA first team, was presented the league's Allen B. Stowe Award for outstanding sportsmanship. Three times during the season Cawood was named the MIAA player of the week. Over the past 20 years under coach Steve Gorno, this award has gone to a Hope player 12 times, including 11 of the last 16 years.
Sophomore Parker Bussies of Zeeland (Zeeland West HS), pictured right, received All-MIAA second team recognition.
The Flying Dutchmen finished third in the MIAA standings. Rival Calvin edged the Flying Dutchmen by a point (5-4) in the conference NCAA qualifier. The Flying Dutchmen posted an overall 8-13 dual match record.