Three spots within the All Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association teams were filled by Hope College men's tennis players.

Jacob Burkett, Cameron Coates, and Tyler Stafford are the Flying Dutchmen honorees after helping the orange and blue to a 7-12 overall record for the team.

Burkett, a junior from Clarkston, Michigan (Clarkston HS), posted a combined 12-2 singles and doubles record against Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association competition and was selected as a First Team honoree for the second time in his career. 

This season, Burkett, a business major, went 6-1 at No. 1 doubles and 6-1 at No. 1 singles during MIAA matches.

Burkett is joined on the All-MIAA First Team by teammate Cameron Coates.

"Coming off of a sophomore campaign that saw an MIAA MVP award at season's end, Jacob had quite a bit to live up to this year. While a conference MVP award is not in the cards this year, I firmly believe that Jacob is deserving of an MVP reputation. After battling through a few illnesses, seemingly one after another, throughout the bulk of this season, I was extremely impressed with Jacob's work ethic and drive to finish out his season strong," said head coach Austin Hunt. "This men's tennis team is very fortunate to have Jacob and we look forward to seeing all of his future success during his senior year's season!"

Coates (Stevensville, Michigan / Laurel Springs), a computer science major, posted a 6-1 MIAA record at No. 2 singles and a 6-1 mark at No. 1 doubles on his route to his second All-MIAA First Team honors.

"Cameron was in a similar boat as Burkett going into this year's season. In 2021, Coates was selected to the All MIAA 1st Team, which warranted a repeat during this year's season. One thing to note about the 2021-2022 men's tennis team's schedule is that it was an extremely intense one that required the very best out of all of our team members, every time they stepped out onto the court. Cameron gave just that every single time he stepped out onto a court to represent Hope College," said Hunt of Coates. "At season's end, all of Cameron's hard work and dedication paid off for him with a repeat of being selected to the All MIAA 1st Team! Again, this men's tennis team is very lucky to have Cameron and we look forward to what he can do during his senior campaign!"

Stafford is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time in his career. The junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan (Grand Rapids Christian) landed a spot on the Second Team after going 6-1 in the No. 3 singles spot and 5-2 at No. 2 doubles in MIAA action. 

"After not having been selected to an All MIAA team at the conclusion of his sophomore season, Tyler came into the year looking to add his name into the mix of the conference's elite. Throughout his junior campaign, he undoubtedly put in the work necessary to do so," said Hunt of Stafford. "After all of the work he put in and all of his success in conference play, it's now fair to say that Tyler's name is amongst the conference elite after being selected to the All MIAA 2nd Team! Stafford will be back for his senior campaign and will look to continue to add to his conference accolades."