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Women’s Tennis Falls 7-2 at GVSU In Meeting of Nationally-Ranked Teams

Friday, April 16, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Kalamazoo - Moves Into National Rankings

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Adrian 9-0

Saturday, April 10, 2010

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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).

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Women’s Tennis Remains Unbeaten in MIAA Play With Win at Saint Mary’s

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Team Defeats Trine 9-0

Friday, April 02, 2010

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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.

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Calvin Women’s Tennis Comes From Behind To Defeat Rival Hope 5-4 at Strikwerda Courts

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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(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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeated by Luther 6-3 in Orlando

Friday, March 26, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Rolls To Win Over Grinnell - Meeting With Ranked Luther Squad Next

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Now 7-1 After Wins Over Otterbein & Colby

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Spring Break Opener

Sunday, March 21, 2010

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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.

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