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Women’s Tennis Drops 5-4 Decision to Aquinas College

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

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Calvin dropped a hard-fought 5-4 non-conference decision to Aquinas Tuesday afternoon at the Riverview Racquet Club. The Knights are now 2-3 on the year. Aquinas took a 2-1 lead through doubles play, winning 8-6 decisions at No. 1 and No.3 doubles while Calvin’s No. 2 doubles tandem of seniors Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) and Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) claimed an 8-4 victory. Calvin’s singles points came from sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) at No. 1 singles, junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) at No. 4 singles and sophomore Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian HS) at No. 5 singles. Calvin is back in action on March 18 when it takes on the University of Puget Sound in Orlando, Florida. The match will be the first for Calvin on its spring break trip.

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Calvin Holds MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings Lead

Monday, March 11, 2013

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Calvin College holds the lead in the latest set of MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings as well as in the standings for the MIAA Men’s and Women’s All-Sports Awards. Calvin has a first place total of 147 points in the MIAA Commissioner’s Cup standings with Hope second with 126 points. In the men’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 68 points with Hope second with 56 points. In the women’s individual (all-sports) standings, Calvin has 79 points with Hope second with 70 points. This year, Calvin has captured nine MIAA regular season championships, winning league titles in men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s swimming and diving.

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Women’s Tennis Edges Nationally-Ranked Davenport 5-4

Friday, March 08, 2013

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The Calvin women’s tennis team evened its season record at 2-2 with a hard-fought 5-4 victory over nationally-ranked Davenport University Friday evening inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. Calvin trailed 2-1 after doubles competition but came back to gain four singles points including a match-clinching win at No. 6 singles as senior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) claimed a 2-6, 6-2, 6-1 victory. Calvin’s lone doubles point came at No. 3 doubles as the tandem of sophomores Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian HS) and Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) picked up an 8-1 win. Calvin then mounted its comeback as Roode picked up a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 3 singles and junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) recorded a 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 win at No. 4 singles. Reitsma knotted the scored at 4-4 with a 6-3, 7-5 win at No. 5 singles and Doezema then came up with the clutch win at No. 6 singles.

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Women’s Tennis Blanked at Wheaton 8-0

Friday, February 22, 2013

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WHEATON, IL - The Calvin women’s tennis team suffered an 8-0 defeat at regionally-ranked Wheaton Friday night to fall to 1-1 on the season.Wheaton swept the three doubles flights and swept five of the six singles flights in straight sets. The lone match that was not completed was at No. 3 singles with the match between Wheaton’s Lauren Schlabach and Calvin sophomore Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) left with Schlabach leading in the third set 4-2. Calvin returns to action on Saturday morning, facing regionally-ranked Coe College at 11:30 a.m. (EST) in a match scheduled to played in Wheaton.

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Women’s tennis begins 2013 campaign with 9-0 win against Cornerstone

Friday, February 15, 2013

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GRAND RAPIDS, MI Ė The Calvin College womenís tennis season began Friday afternoon as the Knights took on the Golden Eagles from Cornerstone.  Calvin notched a 9-0 victory, and starts off its 2013 campaign with a victory.  Calvin swept through the doubles matches winning all three in convincing fashion, and continued its momentum into the singles matches.  Calvin won all six singles flights, including blanking Cornerstone at first, fifth and sixth singles.  Calvinís next match is scheduled for Feb. 22, against Wheaton.  The Knights will travel down to Wheaton for a match slated to start at 7:00 p.m. EST.

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Calvin Takes Early Lead in MIAA Commissioner’s Cup Standings

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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A record-setting fall sports season has allowed Calvin to build an early lead in the MIAA Commissionerís Cup Standings. Through the recently completed MIAA fall sports season, Calvin leads the standings with 100 points, four points better than Hope. In the MIAA Womenís All-Sports Standings, Calvin has a first place total of 58 points with Hope second with 53. Hope leads the MIAA Menís All-Sports standings with 43 points, one point better than Calvin.  This fall, Calvin captured a record six MIAA titles Ė winning conference crowns in menís and womenís soccer, volleyball, menís and womenís cross country, menís golf and volleyball. 

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Six Calvin Teams Receive MIAA Team GPA Award

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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MIAA Team GPA Award List

The Faculty Athletic Representatives of the MIAA member colleges present the MIAA Team GPA Award every year.  This award recognizes conference athletic teams for performance in the classroom of a 3.3 cumulative GPA or better (on a 4.0 scale).  During the recently completed 2011-12 school year, six of Calvinís athletic teams achieved this distinction. Five of Calvinís womenís teams received the MIAA Team GPA Award while the menís cross country team also achieved the feat.  Calvinís teams receiving the honor are as follows; womenís cross country team, womenís track and field team, womenís basketball team, womenís volleyball team, womenís tennis team, and menís cross country team. 

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Calvin Lands 123 Scholar-Athletes on MIAA Academic Honor Roll

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

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2011-12 MIAA Academic Honor Roll

The 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic - Honor Roll has been announced by Commissioner David Neilson and 123 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 2010-11 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.

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Women’s Tennis Team Receives ITA All-Academic Award

Friday, July 06, 2012

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For the fifth consecutive year, the Calvin women’s tennis team has received the ITA All-Academic Award. All five awards have come under current head coach Jerry Bergsma. In order to receive the award, a team needed to maintain a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above for the 2011-12 academic year. In addition five members of the Calvin women’s team have received ITA Scholar-Athlete academic honors for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or above during the 2010-11 academic year. The five individuals from Calvin are junior Jordan Ipema, sophomores Emily Swets and Tina Geelhoed and freshmen Samantha Reitsma and Megan Visser.

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Calvin Summer Knightfile Magazine Now Online

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

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Calvin Summer Knightfile Magazine

The latest edition of Calvin’s Knightfile Magazine is now online. The edition features Calvin’s recently completed spring sports season headlined by a look at Calvin’s long-standing steeplechase tradition in track and field. Other sports covered include men’s and women’s tennis, baseball and softball. This spring, Calvin senior Nick Kramer captured the national championship in the 3,000 meter steeplechase.

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