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Men’s Tennis Competes in Calvin Flighted Invitational

Friday, April 20, 2012

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By Mitch Blankespoor

HOLLAND, MI - The Calvin Flighted Invitational ended its first day of competition Friday.  The first day of competition was held at Hope College due to weather. 

Each Calvin flight was in action for at least one match.  Calvin had two players competing in each flight of singles. Starting off with A singles flight, junior Preston Phillips defeated Josh Grove of Alma 6-4, 7-5 as well as Brian DeMaagd defeating Dan Desper of Trine 2-6, 6-3, 10-6.  At B singles, junior Phil Reinkin defeated Joey Clark of Trine 6-3, 6-3 and Jarrod Brower was defeated by Gabe Gasher 3-6, 6-3, 10-5.  Nick Ihrie defeated Tom Griffin of Calvin 6-3, 6-4 at C singles as well as Vashan Wright of Calvin defeating Joe Panzer of Hope 6-4, 6-4.  John Strikwerda defeated Dan Owens of Hope 6-4, 4-6, 10-6. Stephen Healy lost to Matt Culver 7-5, 6-2.

Both Knight teams in A flight doubles went 1-1 on the day.  This will force a matchup of the two Calvin teams tomorrow morning.  In the B flight of doubles, Calvin has one team team playing for the championship.  Brower and Wright will face Bussies/Culver.

Calvin will host the second and final day of the tournament at two sites: Strikwerda Tennis Center and the Gainey Athletic Complex.

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