Saturday, May 01, 2010
The Calvin women’s tennis team is NCAA III Tournament bound!! The Knights punched their post-season ticket with a 6-3 win over rival Hope in the MIAA Tournament Championship final on Saturday afternoon at West Ottawa High School. The MIAA Tournament title is Calvin’s first since 1982. At 18-3 overall, Calvin will be making its first trip to the NCAA III Tournament. The NCAA III Tournament field will be announced on May 13. The MIAA Tournament crown came on the heels of an MIAA regular season title clinched by the Knights earlier in the week. In Saturday’s win over Hope, Calvin trailed 2-1 after doubles but won five straight singles flights to clinch the match. -
Friday, April 30, 2010
HOLLAND - For the third consecutive year, the Calvin women’s tennis team has advanced to the championship final of the MIAA Tournament. The top-seeded Knights did so in dramatic fashion on Friday, defeating third-seeded Albion 6-3 in the MIAA Tournament semifinals Friday afternoon at the Holland Christian High School Tennis Courts.
Calvin will face second-seeded Hope in the MIAA Tournament finals at 10:30 a.m. indoors at Hope’s DeWitt Tennis Center with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament.
Monday, April 26, 2010
ALMA—For the first time since 1982, the Calvin women’s tennis team has captured an MIAA championship. The Knights clinched the outright league crown with a 9-0 win at Alma Monday afternoon. The Knights finish the MIAA regular season 8-0, marking just the second time in school history that the Knights swept through the league dual match schedule unbeaten. Calvin’s only other unbeaten MIAA campaign came in 1981 when the Knights went 6-0. Calvin captured the 1981 MIAA title outright and shared the 1982 league crown. Prior to this year, the Knights had not won a league championship since.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The nationally-ranked Calvin women’s tennis team improved to 14-3 overall and more importantly to 7-0 in MIAA competition with a 6-3 victory over Albion Thursday afternoon at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts. Calvin fell behind 2-1 after doubles play but rallied to win five of six singles flights to claim the win. Calvin will close out its MIAA dual match campaign next Monday, bidding to become the first Calvin team since 1981 to post an unbeaten MIAA dual match campaign.
Friday, April 16, 2010
ALLENDALE—The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped to 13-3 overall with a 7-2 loss at Division II Grand Valley State University Friday afternoon. Friday’s match featured a pair of nationally-ranked teams as Grand Valley State entered the match ranked 31st in the latest ITA Division II National Rankings while Calvin came in ranked 30th in the most recent ITA Division III National Rankings. Calvin picked up a point at No. 3 doubles with seniors Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) and Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) picking up an 8-2 win. In singles play, junior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapdis Christian HS) rolled to a 6-1, 6-0 win at No. 1 singles to improve to 18-1 in singles play.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
KALAMAZOO—On a day that the Calvin women’s tennis team moved into the ITA Division III national rankings, the Knights also picked up an 8-1 victory over Kalamazoo College. Calvin’s victory over Kalamazoo on Tuesday allowed the Knights to improve to 13-2 overall and to 6-0 in MIAA dual match play. Calvin also cracked the national rankings for the first time this spring as the Knights are ranked 30th in the most recent ITA Division III National poll released today.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Calvin improved to 12-2 overall and 5-0 in MIAA competition with a 9-0 win over visiting Adrian Saturday afternoon at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts. Winners for Calvin in singles play were junior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS), junior Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS), senior Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS), senior Rachel Strikwerda (Holland Christian HS), junior Michelle Busscher (Western Michigan Christian HS) and senior Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL).
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
SOUTH BEND, IN - The Calvin women’s tennis team remained unbeaten in MIAA competition and improved to 11-2 on the season with a 6-3 victory at Saint Mary’s Wednesday afternoon. Ranked 13th in the most recent ITA Division III Regional rankings, Calvin is now 4-0 in league play while Saint Mary’s is 8-4 overall and 2-1 in MIAA competition.
Calvin took an early lead with victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles with juniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) teaming up for a win at No. 1 doubles and seniors Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) and Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) winning at No. 3 doubles.
Friday, April 02, 2010
ANGOLA, IN – Calvin picked up its 10th victory of the season against only two defeats on Friday as the Knights picked up a 9-0 conference victory at Trine University.
Calvin (3-0 MIAA) won all six singles flights in straight sets and lost just one game in doubles competition.
Calvin is back in action on April 7 when it travels to Saint Mary’s for a 4 p.m. conference match.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
(written by Calvin sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
The Calvin women’s tennis team wanted to start off the MIAA regular season with a win. There is no better team for the Knights to to beat than their rivals: the Flying Dutch of Hope College. Calvin did win its season opener nipping Hope 5-4 Tuesday afternoon at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts.
The victory allowed Calvin to improve to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in MIAA play. Tuesday’s match also featured a pair of regionally-ranked teams as Hope came in ranked 12th in the ITA Division III Central Region rankings while Calvin came in ranked 13th.« First < 9 10 11 12 13 > Last »