Saturday, April 07, 2012
Story by Mitch Blankespoor/Photo by Sandy Palmatter
Coming off of an 8-1 win against the Trine Thunder earlier in the week, the Calvin College men’s tennis team played host to the Britons of Albion College Saturday afternoon at Strikwerda Tennis Center. The result proved to be the same, as Calvin knocked off the Britons 8-1 to improve to 5-5 (2-0 MIAA) on the year. Calvin swept the all three doubles flights. Juniors Preston Phillips and Phil Reinkin defeated David Richter and Tucker Blake 8-3. Brian DeMaagd and Loukas Peterson nipped Danny Frank and Bill Sessions 9-7. Jarrod Brower and Vashan Wright defeated Brandon Kosinski and Steven Nawrocki 8-2.
Thursday, April 05, 2012
By Andrew Knot
The Knights took a convincing dual match against conference foe Trine, sweeping the doubles flights and winning the five of the six singles flights. In the doubles portion of the match, the Knights went undefeated in almost uncontested fashion. Jarrod Brower and Vashan Wright, the third doubles team, defeated their Trine counterparts 8-0 and Brian DeMaagd and Loukas Peterson, the second doubles squad, nearly matched their teammates, winning 8-1. Calvin’s first doubles pair of Preston Phillips and Phillip Reinken defeated Trine’s Joe Dunbar and Dan Desper 8-6. The Knights are now 4-5 overall and square off against Albion on Saturday.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Calvin dipped to 3-5 overall with a 7-2 non-conference loss to Davenport University Monday afternoon at the Canepa Tennis Center in East Grand Rapids.The match was hard-fought but the Panthers won several close matches. The Panthers swept the three doubles points including 8-6 wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Junior Brian DeMaagd was a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 winner at No. 1 singles and sophomore Loukas Peterson a 6-2, 6-4 winner at No. 4 singles but Davenport picked up three-set victories at 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles to secure the win. Calvin is back in action on Thursday when it hosts Trine in a conference match at 4 p.m. at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
WHEATON, IL - The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of non-conference matches Saturday afternoon, falling to Wheaton 9-0 and coming back to defeat Judson 6-3. The Knights are now 3-4 overall. In the win over Judson, Calvin won two of the three doubles points and four of the six singles points. Brian DeMaagd and Loukas Peterson teamed up for a win at No. 2 doubles and Jarrod Brower and Vashan Wright for a win at No. 3 doubles. Singles points came from Preston Phillips (No. 2), Philip Reinken (No. 3), Peterson (No. 4) and Tom Griffin (No. 6). Calvin is back in action on Monday when it faces Davenport University in a non-conference match at the East Grand Rapids Canepa Tennis Center.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
ORLANDO, FL - Calvin closed out its spring trip with a 9-0 win over Lawrence University. The Knights are now 2-3 on the year. Calvin got off to a quick start, sweeping all three doubles points with Brian DeMaagd and Preston Phillips winning at No. 1 doubles, Phillip Reinken and Loukas Peterson winning at No. 2 doubles and Jarrod Brower and John Strikwerda winning at No. 3 doubles. Picking up singles points for Calvin were DeMaagd (No. 1), Peterson (No. 2), Reinken (No. 3), Phillips (No. 4), Brower (No. 5) and Vashan Wright (No. 6). Calvin is back in action next Tuesday when it hosts Davenport at 4 p.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
ORLANDO, FL - For the second consecutive day, Calvin suffered a 5-4 loss, this time coming against Hamline University. Calvin held a 4-2 lead but Hamline came back to claim singles wins at #2, #3 and #5 singles to pull out the win. Hamline also claimed two of the three doubles points to gain an early edge. Singles victories for Calvin came from Brian DeMaagd, Philip Reinken and Jarrod Brower. Loukas Peterson and Reinken claimed Calvin’s lone doubles point at #2 doubles. Calvin is back in action on Thursday against Lawrence College.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
ORLANDO, FL - Calvin dropped its first two matches in Orlando, falling 6-3 to Grinnell College on Monday and 5-4 to Wisconsin-Oshkosh on Tuesday. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it faces Hamline University at noon.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Calvin picked up an 8-1 win over Grand Rapids Community College Friday afternoon at Calvin’s Strikwerda Tennis Center. The win will not count on Calvin’s season record however as it did not come against a four-year institution. Calvin swept all three doubles flights and five of the six singles flights to gain the win. Calvin will now prepare to travel to Orlando, Florida. The Knights will compete in a series of matches next week in Orlando including a Monday match against Grinnell College.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
On an absolutely beautiful March 13 afternoon, the Calvin men’s tennis program swept Cornerstone 9-0 at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts on Calvin’s campus in its first home match of the season.The Knights will play Grand Rapids Community College Friday afternoon at 3 p.m. before heading down to Orlando, FL over spring break and training against a number of DIII schools.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
By sports information student assistant Andrew Knot
As part of the Division III National Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Calvin athletics recently joined a Division III partnership with the United States’ Special Olympic Committee, adding a valuable opportunity to the athletic department’s already service-driven outlook. The SAAC is an NCAA organization tiered at the national, conference, and school level. The national, and governing, branch of the organization, seeks to “to enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare and fostering a positive student-athlete image,” according to the organization’s website.