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Calvin Tennis Players Receive All-MIAA Honors

Monday, April 28, 2008

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Three members of the Calvin women’s tennis team have received All-MIAA honors while three members of the Calvin men’s tennis team have also been so honored.

On the women’s side, freshman Melissa Oosterhouse has been named to the All-MIAA first team while sophomore Elisabeth Geenen and freshman Kaitlin Spoelhof have both been named to the All-MIAA second team.

Oosterhouse is from Grand Rapids and is a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School. She was 18-5 this spring while playing at No. 1 singles. She was also 14-10 at No. 1 doubles.

Geenen is receiving All-MIAA second team honors for the second straight year. A native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School, Geenen was 19-4 at No. 3 singles this spring and 14-8 in doubles. Like Geenen, Spoelhof is a native of Holland and a graduate of Holland Christian High School. She was 14-8 in singles play this spring while playing at No. 2 doubles. She was also 15-8 in doubles play.

Under the direction of head coach Jerry Bergsma, the Calvin women’s tennis team finished the 2008 season with an overall mark of 18-6, setting a Calvin single-season record for victories in a season. The Knights also finished second in the final MIAA standings, compiling a 7-1 mark in the dual match season and then finishing second at the recent MIAA Tournament.

On the men’s side, senior Ricky Tilton has been named to the All-MIAA first team for the third straight year while junior Marcus Zeilstra has been so honored for the second straight year. In addition, junior Steve DeMaagd has
been named to the All-MIAA second team.

Tilton is from Gap, Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of Lancaster Christian High School. Tilton played at No. 1 singles this spring and crafted an overall singles mark of 10-3. In doubles play, he was 12-4. Zeilstra is from Oak Brook, Illinois. He is a graduate of Timothy Christian High School. Zeilstra was 15-3 at No. 2 singles this spring and compiled a doubles mark of 15-5, playing primarily at No. 1 doubles.

DeMaagd is from Grandville and is a graduate of Calvin Christian High School. He was 11-7 this spring while playing at No. 3 singles. DeMaagd was 14-4 in doubles play, playing primarily at No. 1 doubles with Zeilstra.

Under the direction of head coach John Ross, the Calvin men’s tennis team finished the 2008 season with an overall mark of 14-6 as well as a second place finish in the final MIAA standings.

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