Calvin women’s tennis defeated by Hope 9-0
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Calvin women’s tennis team suffered its second conference defeat Sat. afternoon, falling to rival Hope 9-0 at Strikwerda Tennis Center. The Knights lost each flight, and fall to 0-2 in the MIAA and 2-10 on the season.
The Flying Dutch got out to an early lead, and won all three doubles flights. Former Hudsonville teammates Leah LaBarge and Carli Capestany defeated junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) 8-2 at first doubles. Melissa Bieri (Holland/Holland Christian) and Anna Garcia (Battle Creek/Lakeview) defeated Calvin seniors Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) 8-3 at second doubles. Andrea Pickelman (Marshall/Marshall HS) and Stephanie Huffman (Grand Rapids/Forest Hills Eastern) defeated sophomores Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) and Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) 8-4 at third doubles.
The Knights were unable to win any singles flights. Visser kept the first set close with Capestany, but eventually fell 6-4, 6-0. Roode, Doezema and Courtney Selvius (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) each fell 6-3 in the first set of the third, fifth and sixth singles flights respectively.
Calvin returns to action Apr. 2 when it travels to Alma to face the Scots at 4:00 p.m.
1st singles: Carli Capestany d. Megan Visser 6-4, 6-0
2nd singles: Casey Bsxter d. Jordan Ipema 6-0, 6-1
3rd singles: Anna Garcia d. Ali Roode 6-3, 6-1
4th singles: Leah LaBarge d. Bethany Zoerhof 6-1, 6-1
5th singles: Melissa Bieri d. Elise Doezema 6-3, 6-0
6th singles: Andrea Pickelman d. Courtney Selvius 6-3, 6-0
1st doubles: Capestany/LaBarge d. Visser/Zoerhof 8-2
2nd doubles:Bieri/Garcia d. Ipema/Doezema 8-3
3rd doubles: Stephanie Huffman/Pickelman d. Samantha Reitsma/Roode 8-4