Men’s Tennis Downs Davenport 6-3 at MVP Sportsplex
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
KENTWOOD - The Calvin men’s tennis team picked up a hard-fought 6-3 non-conference win over Davenport University Wednesday afternoon at the MVP Sportsplex. The Knights are now 8-5 on the year. Calvin took two of the three doubles points and then split the six singles points to gain the victory.
In doubles action, sophomore Brian DeMaagd and freshman Loukas Peterson picked up an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles with senior Andrew DeVlieger and sophomore Phil Reinken following with a key 9-8 win at No. 6 doubles with the Calvin tandem winning 8-6 in the tiebreaker.
The Knights then built a quick 4-1 lead behind a 6-3, 6-0 win by DeMaagd at No. 3 singles and a 6-1, 6-2 win by sophomore Preston Phillips at No. 4 singles. Senior Roland Eldridge then clinched the match with a clutch 7-6, 7-5 win at No. 2 singles after trailing 6-5 in the first set. Reinken closed out the match with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 win at No. 6 singles. DeVlieger fought hard but dropped a 7-6, 6-3 decision at No. 1 singles that snapped his five-match (singles) win streak while sophomore Jarrod Brower dropped a heartbreaking 7-6, 3-6, 10-8 decision at No. 5 singles.
Calvin will now prepare to compete at the GLCA Tournament at Albion College Friday and Saturday. Calvin will open the tournament against eighth-seeded Ohio Wesleyan at 9 a.m. Calvin will enter the tournament as the ninth seed.