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Men’s tennis defeats Lawrence University 6-3

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ORLANDO, FL - The Calvin men’s tennis team improved to .500 on its spring break trip by defeated Lawrence University (WI) Tues., March 19.  Calvin won two of the three doubles flights, and won four of six singles flights to win the match.

Jason Dunn and Max Zlevor defeated Calvin seniors Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) and Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley) 8-5 for the Vikings’ lone doubles point at first doubles.  Senior Brian Demaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) dispatched Cooper Smith and Jeremy Andererck 8-2 at second doubles.  Former Holland Christian standouts senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and junior John Strikwerda (Holland/.Holland Christian) pulled out a 9-8(5) victory over Craig Sherwood and Brian DeCorte at third doubles.

Calvin won the top two singles flights.  DeMaagd defeated Smith 6-1, 6-1 at first singles while Phillips outlasted Dunn 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 at second singles.  Peterson and Brower won at fourth and fifith singles without surrendering more than two games in a set.

Calvin’s spring break trip continues Thurs., March 21, when the Knights take on Knox College (IL).

BOX SCORE

1st singles: Brian DeMaagd d. Cooper Smith 6-1, 6-1
2nd singles: Preston Phillips d. Jason Dunn 2-6, 6-4, 6-3
3rd singles: Max Zlevor d. Phil Reinken 6-3, 6-7(6), 10-4
4th singles: Loukus Peterson d. Craig Sherwood 6-0, 6-2
5th singles: Jarrod Brower d. Brian DeCorte 6-2, 6-2
6th singles: Jeremy Andereck d. John Strikwerda 7-5, 7-5
1st doubles: Dunn/Zlevor d. Reinken/Phillips 8-5
2nd doubles: DeMaagd/Peterson d. Smith/Andereck 8-2
3rd doubles: Brower/Strikwerda d. Sherwood/DeCorte 9-8(5)

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