Friday, March 26, 2010
ORLANDO, FL - In a matchup of regionally-ranked teams Luther defeated Calvin 6-3. Luther entered the match ranked eighth in the ITA Central Region rankings and 25th nationally while Calvin (8-2) came in ranked 13th in the Central Region.
Luther (19-2) took a 2-1 lead with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles. Calvin’s No. 1 doubles team of juniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) picked up an 8-3 win over Luther’s team of Kelsie Allen and Brynne Zinnecker, ranked 14th in the Central Region doubles rankings.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
ORLANDO, FL The Calvin women’s tennis team upped its season record to 8-1 and its spring break mark to 4-0 with a 9-0 victory over Grinnell College Wednesday afternoon. Picking up singles victories for Calvin were junior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) at No. 1 singles, junior Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) at No. 2 singles, senior Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) at No. 3 singles, senior Rachel Strikwerda (Holland Christian HS) at No. 4 singles, junior Michelle Busscher (Western Michigan Christian HS) at No. 5 singles and senior Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) at No. 6 singles.
Oosterhouse is now 11-1 in singles play - all coming at No. 1 singles this spring.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
ORLANDO, FL – The Calvin women’s tennis team improved to 7-1 on the year with a pair of victories Monday. Calvin opened the day with an 8-1 victory over Otterbein Monday afternoon. On Monday night, Calvin defeated Colby College of Maine 6-3 in a meeting of regionally-ranked teams. Colby entered the match ranked 15th in the Northeast region while Calvin came in ranked 13th in the Central Region.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The regionally-ranked Calvin women’s tennis team picked up a 9-0 victory over Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the opener of its spring trip to Orlando, Florida. The Knights wasted little time in improving their overall record to 5-1. Calvin returns to action on Monday for a pair of matches, facing Otterbein at noon and regionally-ranked Colby College at 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
The first-ever tennis match at the newly refurbished Strikwerda Tennis Courts took place on Wednesday and the regionally-ranked Calvin women’s tennis team came away with an 8-1 victory over visiting Olivet. Ranked 13th in the most recent ITA Division III Central Region rankings, Calvin is now 4-1 overall. The victory will serve as a precursor to Calvin’s spring break trip with the Knights scheduled to leave for Orlando, Florida, on Friday. The Calvin Sports Information Department caught up with Calvin women’s tennis coach Jerry Bergsma after Wednesday’s victory over Olivet and talked about the upcoming spring trip and the MIAA season yet to come. Jerry Bergsma Women’s Tennis Season Outlook
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The regionally-ranked Calvin women’s tennis team picked up a 5-4 victory over Division II Ferris State University Tuesday afternoon inside Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The victory marked Calvin’s second win in the last three years over the Bulldogs. Calvin defeated Ferris State 6-3 in 2008 with Ferris State defeating Calvin 6-3 in 2009. Calvin is now 3-1 on the year.
Monday, March 01, 2010
The regionally-ranked Calvin women’s tennis teams split a pair of non-conference matches this past weekend, defeating North Central (IL) 8-1 on Friday night and then falling at nationally-ranked Wheaton (IL) 6-3 on Saturday evening.
Ranked 13th in the most recent ITA Division III Central Region rankings, the Knights are now 2-1 overall.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
The Calvin women’s tennis team opened its 2010 season with a 9-0 non-conference win over visiting Davenport University Friday afternoon inside Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Knights return to action on February 26, traveling to North Central College (IL) for a non-conference match.
Monday, August 17, 2009
The Calvin men’s and women’s tennis teams have received the the prestigious All-Academic Team Award from the International Tennis Association (ITA). The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale). The men’s team is doing so for the sixth straight year while the women’s team is doing so for the second straight season.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
A record 10 Calvin College athletics teams have received the MIAA Team GPA Award for the recently completed 2008-09 academic year. The award, presented by the Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges recognizes conference athletic teams who achieved a 3.3 or better grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for the entire 2008-09 academic year.
Meanwhile 15 Calvin scholar-athletes have been named to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight year.