Friday, May 27, 2011
CLAREMONT, CA - Calvin College senior Melissa Oosterhouse closed out her collegiate tennis career in strong fashion, advancing to the Round of 16 at the NCAA III Singles Tournament before bowing to fifth-seeded Kristin Alotta of Williams College 6-2, 6-2. Alotta was the player on the Williams College national championship squad this spring. Oosterhouse advanced to the Round of 16 with an impressive 7-5, 6-3 win over Thavindra Ekanayake of Trinity University of Texas in the first round. Oosterhouse is the first Calvin women’s tennis player to pick up a victory at the NCAA III Singles Tournament. She concludes her season with an 19-2 singles record and a career singles mark of 78-14. She is the all-time Calvin women’s tennis leader in singles victories. With her first round victory over Ekanayake, Oosterhouse qualifies for ITA Division III All-America honors. She is the first individual in Calvin women’s tennis history to do so. Oosterhouse was one of 32 individuals competing at the NCAA III Singles Tournament at Claremont-Mudd Scripps College.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Calvin College senior Melissa Oosterhouse has received her first round draw for the NCAA III Singles Tournament which gets underway Friday morning in Claremont, California. Oosterhouse will face Thavindra Ekanayake of Trinity University of Texas in a 9 a.m. (PCT) first round match. The winner of the match will advance to the Round of 16 for a 1 p.m. match against the winner of a first round matchup between Kristin Alotta of of Williams College and Kate Stanford of Sewanee The University of the South.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
GRAND RAPIDS - Two Calvin student-athletes have received Capital One Academic All-District honors in the women’s at-large college division as named by the College Sports Information Director’s Association of America (CoSIDA). Seniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Monica Bressler have been named to the all-district IV first team in the college division. As members of the first team, Oosterhouse and Bressler now advance to the national ballot and are eligible for Capital One Academic All-America consideration. In the classroom, Oosterhouse is a biology major with a minor in biochemistry. She carries a 3.94 grade point average and has been a regular member of the Calvin Dean’s List and MIAA Academic Honor Roll. An accounting major, Bressler carries a 3.75 grade point average. She is also a regular member of the Calvin Dean’s List and MIAA Academic Honor Roll.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan—Calvin College has announced the 2011 recipients of its highest honors for men’s and women’s athletics: the Beré Memorial Award and the Kay Tiemersma Athletic Award. Scott Hooker of Hudsonville, Michigan, is this year’s Beré Memorial Award winner while Melissa Oosterhouse of Grand Rapids, Michigan, is this year’s recipient of the Tiemersma Award. A graduate of Hudsonville Unity Christian High School, Scott Hooker has been a four-year member of the Calvin men’s soccer team.Oosterhouse meanwhile is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School and has been a four-year member of the Calvin women’s tennis program.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Calvin College senior Melissa Oosterhouse will return to the NCAA III Singles Tournament. On Wednesday night, Oosterhouse was extended a bid to the 2011 NCAA III Singles Tournament, scheduled for May 27-29 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, California. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Oosterhouse will be one of 32 singles players competing in the single-elimination tournament. The selection of individuals for the championships is based on won-lost record, strength of schedule and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
For the second straight year, Calvin College senior Melissa Oosterhouse has been named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in women’s tennis. A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Oosterhouse recently completed an MIAA career that saw her go 29-3 against league foes at No. 1 singles. This year, she posted an 8-0 record in MIAA dual match competition while also combining with senior Kaitlin Spoelhof to record an 8-0 record against league teams in doubles play. Oosterhouse was also named to the All-MIAA first team and was joined on the first team by teammate Kaitlin Spoelhof. Calvin senior Michelle Busscher was also named to the All-MIAA second team.
Friday, April 29, 2011
KALAMAZOO - Calvin closed out its season by splitting a pair of matches at the MIAA Tournament hosted by Kalamazoo College. Calvin opened the tournament with a 5-4 first round loss to Saint Mary’s. The Knights then defeated Adrian 5-0 in the back draw of the tournament. Calvin finishes its season with an overall record of 9-11.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
EAST LANSING - The Calvin women’s tennis team closed out its MIAA regular season campaign with a 5-4 victory over Alma Wednesday afternoon in a match played at the Michigan State Indoor Tennis Center. Calvin finishes in a three-way tie for third place in the final MIAA regular season standings with Saint Mary’s and Kalamazoo. The Knights are currently 8-10 on the season. Calvin returns to action on Friday when it competes at the MIAA Tournament hosted by Kalamazoo College. Calvin will be the fourth seed for the tournament and will face fifth-seeded Saint Mary’s in a first round match Friday morning.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor
The Calvin women’s tennis team played host to the undefeated Grand Valley State Lakers on Wednesday afternoon. The game was played inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center due to weather. This was a special day for three Calvin seniors. Wednesday marked the last time that Melissa Oosterhouse, Kaitlyn Spoelhof, and Michelle Busscher would play a match in a Calvin uniform in Grand Rapids. These three seniors would prove to be very helpful to the Knights. Calvin lost the match 5-4 to the Lakers, ranked 16th nationally in NCAA Division II tennis, and it was only fitting that the seniors scored the only four points for the Knights.
Monday, April 18, 2011
By Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor
The Calvin women’s tennis team played host to the Saint Mary’s Belles on Monday afternoon. The match was played inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center due to weather. The Saint Mary Belle’s game into Grand Rapids and defeated the Knights 5-4 in a hotly contested match.The loss drops the Knights to 4-3 in the conference and 7-9 overall. They will be back in action on Wednesday when they play host to Grand Valley State.« First < 5 6 7 8 9 > Last »