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2020 Hope College Men's Tennis A Tribute

Above: Senior Alec Berrodin returns a shot at the VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope.

2020 at a Glance

  • Roster size: 10
  • Returners: 2
  • Captains: Seniors Alec Berrodin and Danny Kroeze

2019 Recaps

  • Spring MIAA Regular Season: The Flying Dutchmen finished second in the MIAA with a league record of 6-1 while going 11-9 overall.
  • Spring MIAA Tournament: Hope advanced to the MIAA tournament championship round by defeating Calvin University in the semifinals. The Flying Dutchmen fell to regular-season champion Kalamazoo College in the tournament finals.
  • Fall Invitational Results: Newcomer Paul Washington went undefeated in singles play to lead the Hope College men's tennis team at its Fall Invitational. The freshman won both of his singles matches in the B Flight. The Flying Dutchmen finished with an 11-11 singles record.

Left: Senior Danny Kroeze serves during a home match.

"The seniors from last year (five 2019 graduates) did such a great job of setting the foundation. We are seeing the effects of last year's senior class representing Hope in a proper way. That being said, this recruiting class has the potential to be strong, too. We're going to see how much they can grow as players. And I'm not thinking about just this year but about the four-year plan. It is about constant growth." — Head Coach Bob Cawood

2020 Men's Tennis Roster

Senior Danny Kroeze

Key Returners

  • Senior Danny Kroeze played No. 3 or No. 4 singles last year to a 14-11 overall record. He also played No. 1 doubles and recorded a 16-11 record with Mark VanderStoep '19.
  • Kroeze was a 2019 All-MIAA Second Team selection.
  • Senior Alec Berrodin was a No. 4-6 singles player with a 9-11 overall record last year.
Senior Alec Berrodin

2020 Coaching Staff

Head Coach Bob Cawood

Bob Cawood '13 has been the head men's and women's tennis coach since 2017. He also is a Tennis Professional at Hope College's DeWitt Tennis Center.

Cawood is United States Professional Tennis Registry certified in High-Performance Coaching. He has instructed at the Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago and the Nike Tennis Camps at Michigan State University.

Cawood served up a decorated playing career for the Flying Dutchmen, including the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association co-championship team he captained his senior year in 2013. He was MIAA MVP that season. He is a three-time, All-MIAA First Team honoree and three-time Team MVP for the Flying Dutchmen. As a junior, Cawood was chosen the recipient of MIAA's Allen B. Stowe Sportsmanship Award in 2012.

Assistant Coach Nate Price

Men's Tennis By the Numbers

  • 3.32. The team GPA of the 2019 squad, earning them an MIAA Team GPA award.
  • 5. Men's tennis student-athletes who were named to the MIAA Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.5 or higher.

Hope's Home Court Advatange

Etheridge Tennis Complex

Hope College's Etheridge Tennis Complex consists of the VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium, with 12 courts for outdoor play and the DeWitt Tennis Center, with six courts for indoor play. In 2013, the stadium courts won the Outdoor Tennis Court of the Year award, chosen by the American Sports Builders Association. In 2010, the Professional Tennis Registry rated the DeWitt Tennis Center the National Public Facility of the Year.

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