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Men’s Tennis Splits Matches on First Day of MIAA/North Coast Challenge

Friday, April 13, 2012

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OBERLIN, OH - The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of matches at the MIAA/North Coast Challenge hosted by Oberlin College Friday. Calvin opened play with an 8-1 loss to regionally-ranked DePauw. The Knights then came back to top Ohio Wesleyan 9-0 Friday afternoon. The Knights are now 6-7 on the year.In the loss to DePauw (12-4), ranked eighth in the most recent set of regional rankings, Calvin’s lone point came from its No. 1 doubles team of juniors Preston Phillips and Philip Reinken as the duo claimed an 8-3 win. Against Ohio Wesleyan (6-10 overall), Calvin took all three doubles points with Phillips and Reinken winning 8-0 at No. 1 doubles, junior Brian DeMaagd and sophomore Loukas Peterson winning 8-3 at No. 2 doubles and senior Vashan Wright and junior Jarrod Brower winning 9-8 at No. 3 doubles.In singles, DeMaagd claimed a 6-2, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles while Phillips was a 6-1, 6-1 winner at No. singles. Reinken claimed a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 3 singles, Peterson a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 4 singles and Brower an 0-6, 6-0, 10-3 win at No. 5 singles. Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it faces Oberlin College at 9 a.m.

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Men’s Tennis Falls at Kalamazoo College 7-2

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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KALAMAZOO - Calvin jumped out to a 2-1 lead but could not gain another point in a 7-2 loss at nationally-ranked Kalamazoo College. For the second straight year against Kalamazoo, Calvin (5-6 overall, 2-1 MIAA) grabbed two of the three doubles points but the 27th-ranked Hornets (7-9 overall, 4-0 MIAA) came roaring back to sweep all six singles flights.Calvin’s two points came at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. Juniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Philip Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) pulled out a gutty 9-7 win at No. 1 doubles while junior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian HS) and sophomore Loukas Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) were 8-6 winners at No. 2 doubles. Calvin returns to action this Friday and Saturday at the GLCA Tournament at Oberlin College. Calvin will open the tournament on Friday with dual matches against DePauw and Ohio Wesleyan.

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

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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ROYAL OAK, Mich. – The Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association has named Calvin’s Brian DeMaagd its Player of the Week in women’s tennis for matches played through April 8. DeMaagd, a junior from Grandville (Calvin Christian HS), posted 2-1 records at No. 1 singles and No. 2 doubles for the week. He won both of his MIAA doubles matches against Albion and Trine, and overcame a 6-1 first-set loss to post a three-set singles victory against Albion. Calvin is back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Kalamazoo for a 6 p.m. match.

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Albion To Move to .500 Mark on Year

Saturday, April 07, 2012

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Topples Trine 8-1 in MIAA Dual Match

Thursday, April 05, 2012

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Defeated by Davenport

Monday, April 02, 2012

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Falls to Wheaton 9-0/Defeats Judson 6-3

Saturday, March 31, 2012

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Drops Lawrence 9-0 in Spring Break Finale

Thursday, March 22, 2012

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Nipped by Hamline 5-4 in Orlando

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Drops First Two Matches in Orlando

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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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.

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