Saturday, June 18, 2011
GRAND RAPIDS - Calvin College has lost one of its legendary Knights. Dr. Marvin A. Zuidema passed away late this afternoon after a battle with illness of just over a year. He was 75. Known as “Dr. Z” to those in the Calvin community, Zuidema touched many lives at Calvin, in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and in collegiate athletics across the country. A native of Muskegon, Zuidema graduated from Calvin College in 1957. He continued on to earn a master’s degree at Michigan State University and in 1961, returned to Calvin as an instructor and coach in the school’s physical education department. For the next 43 years, he served the Calvin physical education department as a professor, department chair, coach and director of men’s athletics.
Visitation will take place at Zaagman Funeral Home in Grand Rapids on Tuesday, June 21, from 5-to-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 22, from 5-to-8 p.m. The funeral will take place on Thursday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at Shawnee Park Christian Reformed Church located directly (east) behind Grand Rapids Christian High School.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
ALBION - Calvin’s run through the MIAA Tournament came to a conclusion Saturday afternoon as the Knights were defeated by defending champion Kalamazoo College 6-0 in the MIAA Tournament final. With the victory, Kalamazoo gains the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. Calvin concludes its season with an overall record of 16-8. After the conclusion of the tournament, Calvin senior Andrew DeVlieger was named to the All-MIAA first team while senior Roland Eldridge and sophomore Preston Phillips were both named to the All-MIAA second team. In addition, Eldridge was named the recipient of the MIAA’s prestigious Allen B. Stowe Memorial Award - becoming the ninth individual in Calvin history to be so honored.
Friday, April 29, 2011
ALBION - For the fourth time in the last five years, the Calvin men’s tennis team has advanced to the MIAA Tournament finals. The Knights advanced to the MIAA Tournament finals with a 6-0 first round win over Adrian and a 5-0 semifinal victory over Hope in the semifinals. Calvin will face top-seeded Kalamazoo in the championship final Saturday at noon with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Team Tournament. Calvin is now 16-7 overall heading into Saturday’s title tilt, scheduled to take place at Albion College.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
HOLLAND - The Calvin men’s tennis team picked up an all-important 8-1 victory at rival Hope Tuesday afternoon to finish second in the final MIAA regular season standings and also gain the second seed for the upcoming MIAA Tournament. The Knights finish the MIAA regular season 5-1, one win ahead of 4-2 Hope. The Knights are also now 14-7 overall heading into the MIAA Tournament. Calvin will open MIAA Tournament play on Friday against Adrian in a first round tournament match. Albion will host the MIAA Tournament this Friday and Saturday.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Calvin bumped its season record to 13-7 overall and to 4-1 in the MIAA. The Knights have one league dual match left before the conference tournament and that match will take place against rival Hope next Tuesday in Holland. Both teams will head into the Tuesday tilt with 4-1 league records with the Tuesday match likely determing second place in the league standings and the second seed for the upcoming MIAA Tournament. In its victory over Adrian on Thursday, Calvin rolled to straight sets victories in all three doubles flights and in all six singles flights.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
LANSING - Calvin upped its overall record to 12-7 with a 7-2 victory over Spring Arbor University Tuesday afternoon inside the Lansing Michigan Athletic Club. The match began in reverse order as the six singles flights were completed before the doubles action began. Calvin jumped out to a 4-1 lead behind victories from sophomore Brian DeMaagd at No. 3 singles, sophomore Preston Phillips at No. 4 singles, freshman Loukas Peterson at No. 5 singles and sophomore Philip Reinken at No. 6 singles. The Knights then clinched the match by sweeping all three doubles flights.
Calvin is back in action on Thursday, hosting Adrian at 4 p.m. in an MIAA conference match.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
ANGOLA, In - Calvin picked up an 8-1 victory at Trine University Saturday afternoon to improve to 11-7 overall and 3-1 in the MIAA. Calvin swept all three doubles points with senior Andrew DeVlieger and Philip Reinken winning 8-6 at No. 1 doubles, sophomore Brian DeMaagd and freshman Loukas Peterson winning 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and sophomore Preston Phillips and sophomore Jarrod Brower winning 8-5 at No. 3 doubles. Calvin returns to action next Tuesday, traveling to Spring Arbor University for a non-conference match at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Calvin took a rare 2-1 lead against MIAA power Kalamazoo College Wednesday afternoon at Calvin’s Strikwerda Tennis Courts but could not hold on for the win as the visiting Hornets took five of the six singles points to claim a 6-3 MIAA dual match win. Kalamazoo (7-7 overall) remains unbeaten in MIAA play, improving to 4-0 against league opponents while Calvin drops to 10-7 overall and 2-1 in league play. Calvin jumped out to a 2-1 lead behind victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles with senior Andrew DeVlieger and sophomore Phil Reinken winning 8-6 at No. 2 doubles and sophomore Brian DeMaagd and freshman Loukas Peterson winning 8-4 at No. 3 doubles. Kalamazoo then bore down to gain wins at No. 1, 2, 3, 5 and 6 singles with Calvin’s lone singles point coming from sophomore Preston Phillips at No. 4 singles by a 6-3, 7-5 score. Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Trine for a 1 p.m. match.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
KALAMAZOO - Calvin picked up an 8-1 victory over Oberlin College in its final match at the GLCA Tournament. The Knights are now 10-6 overall and have reached the double-digit mark in victories for the eighth consecutive year. Calvin grabbed a quick 3-0 lead with a sweep in doubles play and then won five of the remaining six singles flights with senior Roland Eldridge, sophomore Brian DeMaagd, sophomore Preston Phillips, sophomore Jarrod Brower and sophomore Philip Reinken all grabbing singles wins. Calvin returns to play on April 13 when it hosts Kalamazoo College at 4 p.m.
Friday, April 08, 2011
LANSING - The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of matches at the GLCA Tournament on Friday, defeating Ohio Wesleyan 8-1 before falling to nationally-ranked Carnegie Mellon 6-1. The Knights will face Oberlin College in a Saturday morning match at 9 a.m. at the Markin (indoor) Tennis Center on the campus of Kalamazoo College.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »