Busscher, DeGroot and VanVeen Reflect on Calvin Women’s Tennis Season - Upcoming NCAA III Tournament
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
The Calvin Sports Information office recently caught up with seniors Jill Van Veen and Rachel DeGroot and junior Michelle Busscher of the 2010 MIAA champion Calvin women’s tennis team for audio interviews. Van Veen is a native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School majoring in sports administration. DeGroot is from Lombard, Illinois. She is a graduate of Timothy Christian High School and is majoring in nursing.Busscher is also a nursing major. She hails from Whitehall and is a graduate of Muskegon Western Michigan Christian High School. All three have played key roles on Calvin’s run to an MIAA title and a berth in the NCAA III Tournament this spring. Calvin is currently 18-3 overall heading into NCAA III Tournament play. The NCAA III Tournament bracket will be announced on May 10.
This past week, the Calvin women’s tennis wrapped up its first MIAA regular season title since 1982, finishing 8-0 in MIAA dual match competition. The Knights then captured their first MIAA Tournament title since 1982 last weekend, defeating Alma in the first round, Albion in the semifinals and Hope in the championship final to receive the MIAA’s automatic bid to the NCAA III Tournament. In the victories over Albion and Hope, Calvin overcame 2-1 deficits after doubles play.
Calvin will be making its first-ever trip to the NCAA III Tournament.