Saturday, April 16, 2011
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 Mary’s Belles. Those matches are set to kick off at 4 p.m.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
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.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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.
Sunday, April 10, 2011
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.
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
ALBION - The Albion women’s tennis team handed Calvin its first conference defeat in two years Wednesday at Albion’s Ungrodt Tennis Center, defeating the Knights 6-3. With the win, Albion moves to 3-0 in league play while Calvin fall to 1-1 in the league and 4-7 overall. Calvin grabbed the early advantage with wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles but Albion struck back with five singles victories with Calvin’s only singles point coming from senior Melissa Oosterhouse who picked up a hard-fought three-set win over longtime rival Shelly Zamler. Oosterhouse is now 23-3 all-time in singles play in MIAA dual match competition. Calvin returns to action on Saturday as it travels to Trine for a 1 p.m. MIAA dual match.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
(written by sports information student assistant Mitch Blankespoor)
Coming off of a season in which the Calvin women’s tennis team won the MIAA conference for the first time in 29 years, the Knights looked to open their conference season with a win against the Kalamazoo Hornets. Calvin picked up victories at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles and then swept the top three singles flights to clinch the win. The Knights will take on the Scots of Alma at Alma on Monday, April 4.
Saturday, March 26, 2011
ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin women’s tennis team suffered another close defeat to a regionally-ranked opponent, falling 5-4 to Luther College of Iowa Friday afternoon. Luther took a 2-1 lead through doubles with Calvin’s lone doubles point coming from seniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Kaitlin Spoelhof at No. 1 doubles. Calvin again swept the top three singles flights with Oosterhouse winning at No. 1 singles, Spoelhof at No. 2 singles and senior Michelle Busscher at No. 3 singles but Luther was able to grab the remaining three singles points to hold on for the win. Calvin (3-6) returns to action next Tuesday when it hosts Kalamazoo College at 4 p.m. in the MIAA opener for both schools.
Friday, March 25, 2011
ORLANDO - The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped a hard-fought 5-4 decision to regionally-ranked Wisconsin-Whitewater Thursday afternoon. The loss was the second in as many days for the Knights as they dropped a 7-2 decision to regionally-ranked St. Olaf on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights are now 3-5 on the year. In the loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater, Calvin picked up a win at No. 1 doubles behind the tandem of seniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Kaitlin Spoelhof but the Warhawks were able to take the remaining two doubles points. Calvin then picked up wins at No. 1 singles (Oosterhouse), No. 2 singles (Spoelhof) and No. 3 singles (Michelle Busscher) but were swept in the remaining three singles flights.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The Calvin women’s tennis team is 3-3 overall and 2-0 on its spring trip to Orlando, Florida. On Monday, the Knights defeated George Fox 5-4 and Huntingdon College 6-3. In the win over George Fox, singles were played first with doubles played last. After singles play, the match was tied 3-3 but the Knights took two of the three doubles points with seniors Melissa Oosterhouse and Kaitlin Spoelhof winning at No. 1 doubles and freshmen Bethany Zoerhof and Lauren Schlagenhauf providing the clinching point with a win at No. 3 doubles.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
BIG RAPIDS - The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped a 9-0 decision at Ferris State University Tuesday afternoon. The Knights are now 1-3 on the year. Ferris State (17-4) rolled to quick wins in doubles play and kept the pressure on in singles. Calvin returns to action next Monday when it takes on George Fox College in a match in Orlando, Florida. While in Orlando, Calvin is also scheduled to face Huntingdon, St. Olaf, Wisconsin-Whitewater and Luther.« First < 6 7 8 9 10 > Last »