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Women’s Tennis Falls at Albion 6-3

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Defeats Kalamazoo 5-4 in MIAA Opener

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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(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.

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Women’s Tennis Nipped by Luther 5-4 in Spring Trip Finale

Saturday, March 26, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Falls to Regionally-Ranked Foes in Orlando

Friday, March 25, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Opens Orlando Swing With Pair of Victories

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Blanked by Ferris State 9-0

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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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.

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Women’s Tennis Tops Davenport 6-3 For First Win of Young Season

Saturday, March 05, 2011

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The Calvin women’s tennis team gained its first victory of the year, defeating Davenport University 6-3 Friday afternoon at Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Knights are now 1-2 on the year. Calvin opened the match in strong fashion by gaining wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles with seniors Melissa Oosterhoue and Kaitlin Spoelhof combining for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles and senior Michelle Busscher and sophomore Elise Doezema gaining a win at No. 2 doubles. Calvin then clinched the win with victories at No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

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Women’s Tennis Nipped by Coe College 5-4

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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WHEATON, IL - The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped a tight 5-4 decision to Coe College Saturday afternoon in a match played on a neutral court. With the loss, the Knights are 0-2 on the year. Calvin opened the match by winning two of the three doubles points with the No. 1 doubles tandem of seniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) winning 9-7 and the No. 2 doubles team of senior Michelle Busscher (Whitehall/Western Michigan Christian HS) winning 9-7. The doubles round gave Calvin an early 2-1 lead but the Knights were able to pick up only two of the remaining four singles points.

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Women’s Tennis Defeated by Wheaton in Season Opener 7-2

Friday, February 25, 2011

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HANOVER PARK, IL - Calvin opened its 2011 campaign with a 7-2 loss at Wheaton College Friday afternoon. Calvin’s lone victories came in singles play as senior Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) was a 7-6, 7-5 winner at No. 1 singles while senior Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) was a 6-4, 2-6, 10-7 winner at No. 2 singles. Senior Michelle Busscher (Whitehall/Western Michigan Christian HS) dropped a tough three-set match at No. 3 singles while Oosterhouse and Spoelhof were edged 8-6 at No. 1 doubles. Oosterhouse is now 60-11 in her Calvin singles career. Calvin will return to play on Saturday when it takes on Coe College (IA) in the Wheaton area.

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2011 Calvin Women’s Tennis Preview

Thursday, February 24, 2011

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The Calvin women’s tennis team will open its 2011 season on Friday when it travels to Wheaton College (IL) for a non-conference match. The Knights will then face Coe College (IA) Saturday afternoon in a match scheduled to be played in Wheaton.Oosterhouse and Spoelhof were both named to the All-MIAA first team last spring. Oosterhouse was also named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player and later earned Academic All-America honors as well as the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award which she received while competing at the NCAA III Single Tournament in May. The Calvin Sports Information Department caught up with head Calvin women’s tennis coach Jerry Bergsma to preview the upcoming season. That audio preview can be found online at: Jerry Bergsma Preseason Audio Interview

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