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Men’s tennis defeated 6-3 by Oglethorpe University

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin men’s tennis team began its spring break trip with a 6-3 loss to Ogelthorpe University (GA) 6-3 on Mon. afternoon. All three doubles flights were close, but saw the Stormy Petrels taking two of the doubles flights from the Knights.  Calvin seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) defeated Ethan Motz and Nick Roby 8-6 at the first singles flight.  Bryan Bailey and CJ Antonio defeated the Calvin second doubles team of senior Brian Demaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) by a score of 8-6.  Former high school teammates senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) fell in a tiebreak 9-8(7-1) at the third doubles flight.  Calvin needed to win four of the six singles flights to win the match, but could muster just two wins.  DeMaagd defeated Motz 7-5, 6-3 at the first singles flight.  Peterson picked up the other Calvin victory at the four singles flight 6-2, 0-6 (10-4) over Kirk Zhao.  Reinken was able to take his match to a third set, but after winning the first 6-1, Reinken was unable to win another game, and fell 6-0, 6-0 in the final two sets.  Calvin continues its spring break trip tomorrow, Tues., March 19, when it takes on Lawrence. 

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Cornerstone 7-2 in Season Opener

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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Calvin opened its season with a 7-2 non-conference victory over visiting Cornerstone University Wednesday afternoon at Calvinís Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. Calvin swept the three doubles flights and then took four of the six singles flights to close out the win. In doubles action, seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Philip Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS), picked up an 8-4 win at No. 1 doubles while senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) and junior Loukas Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) were 8-4 winners at No. 2 doubles. Senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian HS) and junior John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian HS) also teamed up for an 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles. In singles play, DeMaagd was a 6-3, 6-1 winner at No. 1 singles with Phillips winning 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 singles. Reinken then picked up a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 3 singles while Peterson held a 1-0 lead in sets when his opponent defaulted at No. 4 singles. Calvin is back in action this Friday when it hosts Grand Rapids Community College at 4 p.m.

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Calvin Holds MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings Lead

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.

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Men’s Tennis Team Opens Up Season at West Michigan Tournament

Monday, February 18, 2013

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The Calvin men’s tennis team opened up its 2013 season by competing in the annual West Michigan Tournament this past weekend. Calvin’s top performance came from its No. 2 doubles tandem of senior Brian DeMaagd and junior Loukas Peterson that claimed the tournament title. Calvin is back in action on March 13 when it hosts Cornerstone University at 4 p.m.

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Calvin Takes Early Lead in MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissionerís Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Womenís All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Menís All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin.  This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles Ė winning conference crowns in menís and womenís soccer, volleyball, menís and womenís cross country, menís golf and volleyball. 

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Calvin Lands 123 Scholar-Athletes on MIAA Academic Honor Roll

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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2011-12 MIAA Academic Honor Roll

The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the list. The honor roll recognizes scholar-athletes who achieve a minimum 3.5 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2010-11 academic year. A student needed to have won a varsity letter in a sport to be eligible. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll program was initiated in 1990 to recognize students at MIAA member colleges who excel both in athletics and in the classroom.

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Men’s Tennis Team Receives ITA All-Academic Award

Friday, July 06, 2012

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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.

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Calvin Summer Knightfile Magazine Now Online

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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Calvin Summer Knightfile Magazine

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.

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Engineering victories

Friday, June 01, 2012

By Mitch Blankespoor

“I first met Phil (Reinken) during my first ever stop on Calvinís campus,Ē junior Preston Phillips said. ďI knew right then and there we were going to become friends.Ē

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Brian DeMaagd and Preston Phillips Receive All-MIAA Men’s Tennis Honors

Saturday, May 05, 2012

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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.

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