Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Calvin men’s tennis team is 3-2 overall and 1-1 thus far on its spring trip to Orlando, Florida. On Monday, Calvin suffered a hard-fought 5-4 decision to Hamline University but rebounded to defeat North Central College 9-0 Tuesday afternoon.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
The Calvin men’s tennis team picked up a pair of dual match victories on Friday inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center, defeating Grand Rapids Community College 9-0 and Grace Bible College 9-0. Grace Bible College is coached by former Calvin men’s tennis player Jon Miedema. The win over Grand Rapids Community College will not count on Calvin’s final won-loss record however as it came against a two-year institution. The Knights are now 1-1 on the year and return to action on Monday when they compete against Hamline University (MN) at 9:30 a.m. in a match scheduled to be played in Orlando, Florida.
Friday, March 18, 2011
GRANDVILLE - The Calvin men’s tennis team opened its 2011 dual match season with a 9-0 loss against Grand Valley State University late Thursday evening in a match played indoors at the Ramblewood Tennis Courts. Calvin is back in action today, hosting Grand Rapids Community College at 3 p.m. at the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center followed by a 6 p.m. home match at the same facility against Grace Bible College.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Calvin men’s tennis team returns seven letterwinners from a team that finished 15-9 a year ago and in third place in the final MIAA regular season standings. Returning letterwinners include seniors Andrew DeVlieger and Roland Eldridge, junior Vashan Wright and sophomores Jarrod Brower, Brian DeMaagd, Preston Phillips and Philip Reinken. DeMaagd, Reinken and Phillips all recorded 13 wins in singles play in 2010. Calvin opens non-conference dual match play on March 17 when it travels to Grand Valley State University. Conference play begins on March 30 when the Knights journey to Albion. The Calvin Sports Information office caught up with head coach John Ross for a preseason outlook earlier this week and filed an audio report which can be found below:
Sunday, February 13, 2011
(Photo by Sandy Palmatter)
The Calvin menís tennis team opened its 2011 campaign at the West Michigan Tournament held at the Orchard Hills Tennis Center this weekend. In addition to Calvin, teams competing included Aquinas, Davenport, Hope, Grand Valley State and Grand Rapids Community College. At No. 1 singles, Andrew DeVlieger lost to Aaron Hendrick of Aquinas 6-0, 6-0 and defeated Alex Hughes of Hope 6-1, 7-5. At No. 2 singles, Preston Phillips defeated Zac Chambers of Grand Rapids Community College 6-4, 6-2 and d. Jon Lautz of Hope 2-6, 6-3, 10-7.Calvin will compete in its first dual match of the season on March 8 against Davenport at the MVP Sportsplex.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As 2010 begins to wind down, take a moment to enjoy a four-minute highlight video put together earlier this fall by Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski. The video captures action of Calvin athletics from the 2010 spring and fall sports seasons. Included in the highlights are clips from the 2010 NCAA III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, the 2010 MIAA women’s tennis tournament and several other events from the fall and spring.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
For the sixth consecutive year, the Calvin men’s tennis team has received the ITA All-Academic Award. All six 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 2009-10 academic year. The Calvin men’s tennis team posted a team grade point average of 3.288 during the 2009-10 academic year.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
The 2009-10 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 143 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 2009-10 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. This year’s Honor Roll includes several students who achieved the distinction four consecutive years. Of the students, 19 are from Calvin.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Calvin College junior Matt DeVlieger has received one of the highest honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. DeVlieger has been named the 2010 recipient of the ITA Division III Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. The award which dates back to 1982, goes to NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JuCo men’s and women’s players who have exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements.
Thursday, May 06, 2010
This past weekend at the MIAA Mens Tennis Tournament, all seven menís tennis teams competing at the tournament donned royal blue t-shirts designed by Hope menís tennis coach Steve Gorno that honored Calvin junior menís tennis player Matt DeVlieger (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian HS). DeVlieger is currently continuing his rehabilitation from a December 2009 scuba diving accident that left him paralyzed from the waste down. The T-shirts were designed by Gorno as a fundraiser with all proceeds going to the medical expenses that the DeVlieger family is incurring as Matt recovers. Calvin Media Relations Manager Matt Kucinski was there to document the opening of the MIAA Tournament and caught the opening speech given to the competing players by Gorno.
Catch the video at: MIAA Tournament Introductory Speech by Steve Gorno
In addition, WZZM-TV 13 sports director Tom Clyde was there to document the story. Check the WZZM-TV 13 Web site to catch Clyde’s report at: WZZM-TV 13 Matt DeVlieger Story