Wednesday, April 03, 2013Box Score
GRAND RAPIDS - The Calvin College men’s tennis team produced a piece of history on Wednesday afternoon inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center, defeating Kalamazoo College 6-3 in an MIAA dual match. The victory is the first in Calvin men’s tennis history over the Hornets who have won at least a share of every MIAA championship since 1936. Calvin’s victory over Kalamazoo ends K’s 55-meet win streak against MIAA foes, dating back to ‘03. In addition, it is just the third loss in 460 MIAA dual meets for the Hornets dating back to 1936. Calvin took two of the three doubles points and four of the six singles points. Senior Jarrod Brower recorded the clinching point at No. 5 singles. Calvin (7-2 overall, 1-0 MIAA) has now won four straight matches beginning with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over Spring Arbor University on March 28 after Calvin trailed 4-0 in the match.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013Box Score
LANSING - The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped a 6-3 conference match to Alma on Tuesday at the Michigan Athletic Club in Lansing. The Knights are now 2-11 overall and 0-3 in the MIAA. Alma swept three tight doubles matches to gain a 3-0 lead. In singles play, sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) picked up a tough three-set win at No. 1 singles while sophomore Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) was also a winner in three sets at No. 2 singles. Calvin’s other singles winner was senior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) at No. 5 singles. Calvin is back in action on April 10 when it hosts Kalamazoo at 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013Box Score Information
Calvin split a doubleheader with Trine Tuesday afternoon to remain at .500 in league play. The Knights are now 4-4 in conference action. Calvin took Tuesday’s opener 3-2 and then dropped game two 2-0. In game one, junior Jeff Victor cruised through five innings of shutout ball before the Thunder rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth inning to tie the score 2-2. Calvin took a 1-0 lead on an RBI single by sophomore Garrett Harder (Fenwich/West Michigan Lutheran HS) in the first and then built a 2-0 advantage on an RBI double by Harder in the fifth. Calvin (5-12 overall) took a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the sixth as freshman Jordan VanderWall (Wyoming/South Christian HS) singled and later scored on a Trine error. Victor then tossed a 1-2-3 seventh to pick up his second victory of the year. VanderWall and sophomore Grant VanPutten (Holland/Holland Christian HS) had two hits apiece to lead Calvin’s seven-hit attack.In game two, Calvin was limited to five hits by the Trine pitching staff while the Thunder scored a single run in the first and a single run in the fifth. Calvin rallied in the bottom of the seventh, loading the bases with one out but the Knights were retired with back-to-back pop-outs.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Calvin College junior Ben deWall Malefyt has been named the MIAA Field Athlete of the Week in men’s track and field. deWall Malefyet, a junior from Midland Park, N.J. (Eastern Christian HS), tossed a career-best 160 feet, 3 inches in the discus to finish third at the Grand Rapids Open meet. He is being honored as Athlete of the Week for the first time in his career. Calvin is back in action this weekend at the Spartan Invitational at Michigan State University.