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Melissa Oosterhouse Selected to Compete in NCAA III Singles Tournament

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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NCAA III Singles Tournament Announcement

Calvin College senior Melissa Oosterhouse will return to the NCAA III Singles Tournament. On Wednesday night, Oosterhouse was extended a bid to the 2011 NCAA III Singles Tournament, scheduled for May 27-29 at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Pomona-Pitzer Colleges in Claremont, California.  A native of Grand Rapids and a graduate of Grand Rapids Christian High School, Oosterhouse will be one of 32 singles players competing in the single-elimination tournament. The selection of individuals for the championships is based on won-lost record, strength of schedule and eligibility and availability of student-athletes.

A year ago, Oosterhouse became the first individual in Calvin women’s tennis history to receive a bid to the NCAA III Singles Tournament. Oosterhouse drew a first-round seed against defending NCAA III singles champion Lorne McManigle of Emory University 6-4, 6-2.

Oosterhouse will carry a 2011 singles record into the NCAA III Singles Tournament of 18-1. Last month, Oosterhouse was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight year and was named to the All-MIAA first team for a fourth straight spring.

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