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Calvin C Club to Hold First-Ever Calvin Athletics Awards Night May 8

Thursday, April 11, 2013

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In Calvin athletics, what was the best play of the year? Who were the male and female newcomers of the year? What was the most exceptional performance in an individual event? Come to the arena on May 8 to find out. On Wednesday, May 8, at 7 p.m. in the Van Noord Arena, the Calvin C Club welcomes student-athletes, coaches and fans of the Knights to an evening of celebrating Calvin athletics. There will be desserts and refreshments, trophy displays, a “Year in Review” video and the presentation of 13 awards, culminating in the Tiemersma and Beré Awards for female and male athlete of the year. Registration for current Calvin student-athletes is available through their coaches, and registration for all others is available online now! Cost is just $10 for guests (reduced to $5 for current students and C Club members). Business attire is desired.

Don’t miss this historic first-ever night of Calvin athletic awards—RSVP by May 1!

If you have event-related questions, please e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (616) 526-6507.

 

 

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Men’s tennis wins sixth straight match with 6-3 victory at Trine

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin men’s tennis team won its sixth consecutive match Tues. afternoon defeated the Trine Thunder 6-3 in an MIAA dual meet.  Calvin is now 9-2 on the season and 3-0 in MIAA play.  Calvin won all three doubles flights, but two of the three were tight.  Calvin seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) defeated Caleb Knust (Plainfield, IN/Plainfield HS) and Dan Desper (Kendallville, IN/East Noble) 8-5 at first doubles.  Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood) defeated the Trine second doubles fight of Joe Dunbar (Carmel, IN/Blessed Theodore Guerin) and Zach Richardson (Muncie, IN/Delta) 8-3.  The Calvin third doubles team of senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and junior John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) outlasted Nick Ihrie (Kendallville, IN/East Noble) and David Murray (Bolingbrook, IL/Bolingbrook HS) 8-6.  The two MIAA foes split the six singles flights with Calvin winning at second, fourth and fifth singles.  Phillips knocked off Dunbar 6-0, 6-3 at second singles.  Peterson defeated Murray 6-0, 6-2 at fourth singles.  At fifth singles, Brower defeated Joe Clark (Sturgis/Sturgis HS) 6-2, 7-5.  Reinken won the first set at third singles, but was unable to close out the match and fell to Desper 5-7, 6-1, 6-4.  With Kalamazoo defeating Hope 8-1, Calvin now holds a one game lead in the conference.  The Knights return to action Fri., Apr. 12, when they participate in the first day of the MIAA/NCAC (North Coast Athletic Conference) Challenge. 

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Brian DeMaagd Named MIAA Men’s Tennis Player of the Week

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association named Calvin’s Brian DeMaagd its Player of the Week in men’s tennis for matches played through April 7. DeMaagd, a senior from Grandville (Calvin Christian HS), won both his matches at No. 1 singles and at No. 2 doubles in leading the Knights to a pair of MIAA victories. He sparked the Knights to their first victory ever over traditional MIAA power Kalamazoo with a 6-3, 6-3 singles win and an 8-4 doubles win. He also posted a 6-4, 6-1 singles win and an 8-5 doubles win against Alma. DeMaagd is being honored as Player of the Week for the first time in his career.

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Men’s tennis continues to roll with 9-0 victory over Alma

Saturday, April 06, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

GRAND RAPIDS, MI - Coming off of the program’s first win over Kalamazoo College earlier this week, the Knights continued their winning ways defeating the Scots of Alma College 9-0 on a windy day at the Strikwerda tennis center.  Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) surrendered five games in the match at first singles, defeating junior Josh Grove 6-4, 6-1.  Seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton) followed suit, winning at second and third singles.  Junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) defeated Alma freshman Jared Guy 6-3, 6-4 at fourth singles.  Senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) dispatched junior Gordon Rumschlag 6-1, 6-2 at fifth singles.  Sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Elmhurst) defeated Chad Barnhart 6-1, 6-0 at sixth singles.  The Knights won all three doubles flights - giving up one game first doubles, five games at second doubles and three games at third doubles.  Calvin, now 8-2 on the season and 2-0 in the MIAA, returns to action Apr. 9 when it travels to Angola, IN, to face the Trine Thunder.  The match is slated to start at 4:00 p.m.

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Men’s Tennis Makes History With 6-3 MIAA Dual Match Victory Over Kalamazoo

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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GRAND RAPIDS - The Calvin College men’s tennis team produced a piece of history on Wednesday afternoon inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center, defeating Kalamazoo College 6-3 in an MIAA dual match. The victory is the first in Calvin men’s tennis history over the Hornets who have won at least a share of every MIAA championship since 1936. Calvin’s victory over Kalamazoo ends K’s 55-meet win streak against MIAA foes, dating back to ‘03. In addition, it is just the third loss in 460 MIAA dual meets for the Hornets dating back to 1936. Calvin took two of the three doubles points and four of the six singles points. Senior Jarrod Brower recorded the clinching point at No. 5 singles. Calvin (7-2 overall, 1-0 MIAA) has now won four straight matches beginning with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Spring Arbor University on March 28 after Calvin trailed 4-0 in the match.

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Men’s tennis rolls to 9-0 victory versus Lakeland

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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OSHKOSH, WI – The Calvin men’s tennis team improved to 2-0 on the weekend and 6-2 overall with a 9-0 win over Lakeland College.  At first doubles, seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) defeated sophomore Paul Elzinga (Howards Grove, WI/Howards Grove HS) and freshmen William Yelverton (Oconomowac, WI/Oconomowac HS) 8-1.  Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) defeated freshmen Greg Bokventiz (St. Francis, WI/St. Francis HS) and sophomore Jake Halverson (Taneytown, MD/Francis Scott Key) 8-1 at second doubles.  Former Holland Christian teammates senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) defeated senior Brandon Robinson (Burlington, WI/Westosha Central) and sophomore Chris Meyer (Neenah, WI/Neenah HS) 8-0 at third doubles.  Calvin needed just three singles flights to win the match.  The Knights did that and more, winning all six singles flights.  The top three singles flights, won by DeMaagd, Phillips and Reinken respectively, all won the first set 6-0.  Each of the three seniors gave up a single game in the second set - winning each by a score of 6-1.  Peterson defeated Yelverton 6-1, 6-0 at fourth singles.  Brower and sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian) won at fifth and sixth singles respectively without losing a game.  Calvin will start the MIAA portion of its schedule Apr. 3, when it faces Kalamazoo.  The Knights are looking for their first victory against the Hornets in program history. 

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Men’s tennis routs Ripon 9-0

Friday, March 29, 2013

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OSHKOSH, WI - The Calvin men’s tennis team rolled to a 9-0 victory over Ripon College Fri. evening in a match played at University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  The Knights improve to 5-2 on the season.  Seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton) defeated Eric Seiler and Connor Greenwald 8-2 at first doubles.  Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood) defeated Ryan Slowinski and Brian Schumaker 8-2 at second doubles.  Senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore John Strikwerda defeated Tyler Hopewell and Anders Goodwin 8-0 at third doubles.  Three of the six singles flights were won without losing a game.  Reinken defeated Slowinski at third singles, Brower defeated Hopewell at fifth singles and sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian).  DeMaagd outlasted Seiler at first by scores of 4-6, 6-2, 10-5 victory at first singles.  Both Phillips and Peterson lost just a single game at second and fourth singles respectively.  Calvin is scheduled to play Lakeland tomorrow, Mar. 30, at 10:00 a.m.

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Men’s Tennis Claims Come-From-Behind Win Over Spring Arbor

Thursday, March 28, 2013

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The Calvin men’s tennis team improved to 4-2 on the year with a hard-fought 5-4 non-conference win over Spring Arbor University Thursday afternoon at the Orchard Hills Tennis Center. Calvin trailed 3-0 after doubles play but fought back to win five of the six singles points. The clinching point came from sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian HS) at No. 6 singles as he claimed a 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-2 victory.Calvin will now prepare for a pair of non-conference matches this weekend in Wisconsin. Calvin will face Ripon on Friday and Lakeland on Saturday.

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Men’ tennis splits pair of matches to conclude spring break trip

Friday, March 22, 2013

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ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin men’s tennis team finished its spring break trip with a 9-0 victory against Knox College (IL) on Thurs., Mar. 21 and a 5-4 loss to Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Fri., Mar. 22.  In the matchup with the Prairie Fire of Knox, Calvin won all three doubles flights, surrendering five or less games in each flight.  Seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) defeated Karl Ruzgas and Walter Palmer 8-5 at first doubles.  Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukas Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) defeated Jonathan Ng and David Ham 8-5 at second doubles. The third doubles flight did not provide any drama.  Senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) defeated Dustin Loch and Mike Carr 8-1.  Calvin needed to split the six singles flights to win the match.  The Knights did that and more, sweeping all six.  Phillips at second singles, Peterson at fourth singles, Brower at fifth singles and sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian) all won in straight sets without yielding more than two games in any set.  DeMaagd needed three sets to pull of a 3-6, 6-1, 10-3 victory over Ruzgas at first singles.  Reinken defeated Ng 6-4, 6-1 at third singles.  In Calvin’s match with UW-Oshkosh, the alma mate of Calvin head coach John Ross, the Knights secured a win at third doubles, but fell in two close matches at first and second doubles.  In the third doubles match, Brower and Strikwerda defeated Charlie Bostwick and Adam Kasper 8-1.  Bobby Brooks and Kevin Lewis defeated Phillips and Reinken 8-5 at first doubles while Mike Gillespie and Aidan Sauberlich defeated DeMaagd and Peterson at second doubles.  The Titans and Knights split the six singles flights, but it wasn’t enough for Calvin to win the match.  Reinken defeated Sauberlich 6-0, 4-6, 6-4 at third singles.  Brower defeated Alex Yang 6-4, 6-3 at fifth singles.  Griffin defeated Kinan Al-Bitar 6-2, 6-1 at sixth singles.  Peterson pushed his match to a third set at fourth singles, but was unable to win a game in the decisive set, and fell 6-1, 2-6, 6-0.  Calvin concludes its spring break trip with a 3-2 record.  The Knights will continue the non-conference portion of their schedule Mar. 28 with a match against Spring Arbor.

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Men’s tennis defeats Lawrence University 6-3

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin men’s tennis team improved to .500 on its spring break trip by defeated Lawrence University (WI) Tues., March 19.  Calvin won two of the three doubles flights, and won four of six singles flights to win the match.  Jason Dunn and Max Zlevor defeated Calvin seniors Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) and Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley) 8-5 for the Vikings’ lone doubles point at first doubles.  Senior Brian Demaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) dispatched Cooper Smith and Jeremy Andererck 8-2 at second doubles.  Former Holland Christian standouts senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and junior John Strikwerda (Holland/.Holland Christian) pulled out a 9-8(5) victory over Craig Sherwood and Brian DeCorte at third doubles.  Calvin won the top two singles flights.  DeMaagd defeated Smith 6-1, 6-1 at first singles while Phillips outlasted Dunn 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 at second singles.  Peterson and Brower won at fourth and fifith singles without surrendering more than two games in a set.  Calvin’s spring break trip continues Thurs., March 21, when the Knights take on Knox College (IL).

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