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Men’s tennis defeated 6-3 by Oglethorpe University

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin men’s tennis team began its spring break trip with a 6-3 loss to Ogelthorpe University (GA) 6-3 on Mon. afternoon.

All three doubles flights were close, but saw the Stormy Petrels taking two of the doubles flights from the Knights.  Calvin seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) defeated Ethan Motz and Nick Roby 8-6 at the first singles flight.  Bryan Bailey and CJ Antonio defeated the Calvin second doubles team of senior Brian Demaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) by a score of 8-6.  Former high school teammates senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) fell in a tiebreak 9-8(7-1) at the third doubles flight.

Calvin needed to win four of the six singles flights to win the match, but could muster just two wins.  DeMaagd defeated Motz 7-5, 6-3 at the first singles flight.  Peterson picked up the other Calvin victory at the four singles flight 6-2, 0-6 (10-4) over Kirk Zhao.  Reinken was able to take his match to a third set, but after winning the first 6-1, Reinken was unable to win another game, and fell 6-0, 6-0 in the final two sets. 

Calvin continues its spring break trip tomorrow, Tues., March 19, when it takes on Lawrence. 

Box Score

1st singles:  Brian DeMaagd d. Ethan Motz 7-5, 6-3
2nd singles: CJ Antonio d. Preston Phillips 6-1, 6-0
3rd singles: Bryan Bailey d. Phil Reniken 1-6, 6-0, 6-0
4th singles: Loukus Peterson d. Kirk Zhao 6-2, 0-6 10-4
5th singles: Benjamin Hirsch d. Jarrod Brower 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
6th singles: Briton Richardson d. Tom Grffen 6-1, 6-0
1st doubles: Reinken/Philips d. Motz/Roby 8-6
2nd doubles: Bailey/Antonion d. Petersen/DeMaagd 8-6
3rd doubles: Hirsch/Zhao d. Brower/Strickwerda 9-8 (7-1)

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