Friday, July 06, 2012
For the eighth consecutive year, the Calvin men’s tennis team has received the ITA All-Academic Award. All eight awards have come under the watch of current Calvin men’s tennis coach John Ross.
In order to receive the award, a team needed to maintain a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above for the 2011-12 academic year. In addition, three members of the Calvin men’s tennis team have received ITA Scholar-Athlete academic honors for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above during the 2011-12 academic year. The three individuals from Calvin to be so honored are junior Brian DeMaagd and sophomores Stephen Healy and John Strikwerda.
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The latest edition of Calvin’s Knightfile Magazine is now online. The edition features Calvin’s recently completed spring sports season headlined by a look at Calvin’s long-standing steeplechase tradition in track and field. Other sports covered include men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball. This spring, Calvin senior Nick Kramer captured the national championship in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.
Friday, June 01, 2012
By Mitch Blankespoor
“I first met Phil (Reinken) during my first ever stop on Calvin’s campus,” junior Preston Phillips said. “I knew right then and there we were going to become friends.”
Saturday, May 05, 2012
The All-MIAA men’s tennis teams have been announced and Calvin junior Brian DeMaagd has been named to the All-MIAA first team while junior Preston Phillips has been named to the All-MIAA second team. A native of Grandville and a graduate of Calvin Christian High School, DeMaagd is receiving All-MIAA honors for the first time. Earlier this year, he received MIAA Player of the Week honors once. DeMaagd served as Calvin’s No. 1 singles player this year. In conference play, DeMaagd was 3-3 at No. 1 singles. He was also part of a No. 2 doubles team that went 6-0 in league play this spring.Phillips is from Bexley, Ohio. He is a graduate of Bexley High School. Phillips filled Calvin’s No. 2 singles slot throughout much of the 2012 season. He was 4-2 in singles play against league opponents. He was also part of a No. 1 doubles team for the Knights this spring and posted a 5-1 doubles record against league opponents. Calvin finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 11-9 and a second place finish in the MIAA regular season standings with a 5-1 league mark. The Knights later reached the MIAA Tournament Championship final before falling to Kalamazoo College 5-1.
Friday, May 04, 2012
The 2012 season came to an end for the Calvin men’s tennis team Friday afternoon at Stowe Stadium as the Knights dropped a 5-1 decision to Kalamazoo in the MIAA Tournament Championship final. Calvin concludes its season with an overall record of 11-9. Calvin’s lone point came at No. 1 doubles as the tandem of juniors Philip Reinken and Preston Phillips won by a 9-8 score. Kalamazoo led 2-1 after doubles play and then claimed wins at No. 5, No. 3 and No. 1 singles to close out the win in a match played to decision. Friday’s match marked the second straight year that Calvin has advanced to the MIAA Tournament Final in men’s tennis.
Thursday, May 03, 2012
Calvin College men’s tennis defeats rival Hope College 5-4 in the MIAA Tournament semifinals. Despite the weather delay, the Knights needed a huge comeback from junior Preston Phillips to clinch the win.This earns Calvin a matchup against the Kalamazoo Hornets, a team the Knights have never beaten, in the MIAA Tournament Championship. The match will be played at 4pm at Kalamazoo’s Stowe Tennis Stadium.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Photo by Sandy Palmatter
EAST LANSING - The Calvin men’s tennis team suffered an 8-1 defeat to Spring Arbor University Monday afternoon in a match played indoors at the Michigan State Indoor Courts. The loss drops Calvin to 10-8 overall heading into a Thursday MIAA Tournament semifinal match against rival Hope. Calvin’s lone point on Monday came from sophomore Loukas Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) at No. 5 singles as he fought his way to a 3-6, 6-3, 10-8 win. Peterson is now 14-5 on the season. Calvin’s match against Hope on Thursday is slated to start at 4 p.m. at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Photo by Sandy Palmatter
The Calvin men’s tennis team secured a 9-0 victory at Alma Saturday afternoon. The Knights finish the regular season with an overall mark of 10-7 and a second place conference mark of 5-1. It marks the 10th consecutive year that the Calvin men’s tennis team has reached the double-digit plateau in victories. In finishing second in the MIAA regular season standings, Calvin receives the second seed for next week’s MIAA Tournament. Calvin will host a semifinal match against third-seeded Hope next Thursday. Kalamazoo is the top seed for the four-team tournament. Juniors Phil Reinken and Preston Phillips both claimed singles victories while sophomore Loukas Peterson and junior Jarrod Brower also had singles wins. Reinken and Phillips are now both 14-8 in singles play this year while Peterson is 13-5 and Brower 12-8.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
In a match that spanned two days, the Calvin men’s tennis team came from behind to claim a 5-4 victory over rival Hope Thursday afternoon at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts. The match began on Wednesday with Hope claiming two of the three doubles points but rain suspended play late Wednesday afternoon, moving the bulk of singles competition to Thursday. Calvin then claimed four of the six singles flights to come-from-behind for the win. Junior Jarrod Brower came up with the clinching point, winning a 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 match at No. 5 singles that gave the Knights an insurmountable 5-3 lead. Other singles winners for Calvin included junior Preston Phillips (No. 2), sophomore Loukas Peterson (No. 4) and senior Vashan Wright (No. 6). With the win, Calvin (4-1 MIAA) also clinches the number-two seed for next week’s MIAA Tournament.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Photo by Sandy Palmatter
The Calvin/Hope men’s tennis match was suspended on Wednesday because of rain. The match was suspended after doubles play with Hope holding a 2-1 lead and singles play just underway. The match will resume at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 26) at Calvin’s Strikwerda Tennis Courts.« First < 2 3 4 5 6 > Last »