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Melissa Oosterhouse Selected to Compete in NCAA III Singles Tournament

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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NCAA III Singles Tournament Announcement

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.

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Melissa Oosterhouse Named MIAA’s Most Valuable Player in Women’s Tennis

Saturday, April 30, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Splits Pair of Matches at MIAA Tournament

Friday, April 29, 2011

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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.

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Calvin/Adrian Box Score

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Alma in MIAA Regular Season Finale - Finishes 3rd in MIAA

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Edged by Nationally-Ranked Grand Valley State on Senior Day

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor

The Calvin womenís 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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeated by Saint Mary’s 5-4

Monday, April 18, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Mitch Blankespoor

The Calvin womenís tennis team played host to the Saint Maryís Belles on Monday afternoon.  The match was played inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center due to weather.  The Saint Mary Belleís 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. 

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Women’s Tennis Edged by Hope 5-4 at Huizenga Tennis & Track Center

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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By Sports Information Student Assistant Derek Neice
Calvin battled hard against rival Hope Saturday afternoon but came up just short in taking the outright 5-4 loss to the Dutch.  After falling behind 1-2 in doubles, the Knights swept the top three singles matches and led 4-3 going into the final two singles matches but the depth of the Hope lineup prevailed.The next action for the Knights will be Monday April 18 at home against the Saint Maryís Belles.  Those matches are set to kick off at 4 p.m.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Adrian

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Calvin reached the .500 mark on the season and improved to 4-1 in league play with an 8-1 win over Adrian Thursday afternoon. Adrian’s lone point came at No. 3 doubles. Calvin took the remaining two doubles points and swept the six singles flights, winning four of the singles flights in straight sets.Calvin is back in action on Saturday hosting rival Hope at 1 p.m. at the Strikwerda Tennis Courts. In the case of inclement weather, the match will be moved indoors to Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Olivet in MIAA Dual Match

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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EAST LANSING - Calvin picked up an 8-1 conference win over Olivet Tuesday afternoon to improve to 6-7 overall and 3-1 in MIAA action. The Knights are one match behind MIAA co-leaders Hope and Albion. Calvin hosts Adrian on Thursday and Hope on Saturday. In its win over Olivet, Calvin swept the three doubles points and then claimed the top five singles flights. Olivet’s lone win came at No. 6 singles in a three-set match. The remaining five Calvin singles points were decided in straight sets. Thursday’s home match against Adrian is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Trine in MIAA Match

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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ANGOLA, IN - Calvin improved to 5-7 overall and 2-1 in league play with a 9-0 win at Trine University Saturday afternoon. Senior Melissa Oosterhouse picked up a victory at No. 1 singles to improve to 11-1 on the season and run her singles win streak to eight matches. Oosterhouse is now 70-7 all-time in singles play. Calvin will travel to Olivet next Tuesday for a 4 p.m. conference match.

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