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Men’s Tennis Defeats Adrian

Thursday, April 21, 2011

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Spring Arbor 7-2 in Non-Conference Match

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Topples Trine

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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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.

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Calvin Takes Early Lead Against Kalamazoo Before Falling to Hornets 6-3

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Oberlin at GLCA Tournament

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Splits Matches at GLCA Tournament

Friday, April 08, 2011

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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.

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Men’s Tennis Downs Davenport 6-3 at MVP Sportsplex

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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KENTWOOD - The Calvin men’s tennis team picked up a hard-fought 6-3 non-conference win over Davenport University Wednesday afternoon at the MVP Sportsplex. The Knights are now 8-5 on the year. Calvin took two of the three doubles points and then split the six singles points to gain the victory. Calvin will now prepare to compete at the GLCA Tournament at Albion College Friday and Saturday. Calvin will open the tournament against eighth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan at 9 a.m.

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Alma in MIAA Dual Match

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

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Story By Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor

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The Calvinís menís tennis team welcomed the Alma Scots to Grand Rapids on Tuesday afternoon for their MIAA conference tennis match.  The Knights defeated Alma by a score of 8-1 to improve to 2-0 in the MIAA. Because of weather, the match could not be played outside at Strikwerda Tennis Center.  Instead, the match was played inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Knights will host Davenport on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and then take on Ohio Wesleyan at 9:00 a.m. on Friday in a first round match of the GLCA Tournament hosted by Albion College.

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Men’s Tennis Splits Saturday Matches in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Sunday, April 03, 2011

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN - The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of Saturday matches at Wabash College, defeating Wittenberg University 6-0 and falling to host Wabash 5-4. The Knights are now 6-5 this year against four-year institutions. In the loss to Wabash, Calvin overcame a 2-1 deficit through doubles action to tie the match 4-4 with three singles wins. Wabash clinched the match however with a win at No. 4 singles. Calvin returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Alma at 4 p.m.

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Men’s Tennis Defeats Earlham College In Non-Conference Match

Friday, April 01, 2011

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DAYTON, OH - The Calvin men’s tennis team improved to 5-4 overall with a 7-2 non-conference win over Earlham College Friday afternoon.Calvin swept the three doubles points and then took four of the six singles points to gain the win.Calvin will participate in a pair of non-conferences matches on Saturday as the Knights will take on Wittenberg University and Wabash College with both matches taking place in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

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