Men’s tennis rolls to 9-0 victory versus Lakeland
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
OSHKOSH, WI Ė The Calvin menís tennis team improved to 2-0 on the weekend and 6-2 overall with a 9-0 win over Lakeland College.
At first doubles, seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) defeated sophomore Paul Elzinga (Howards Grove, WI/Howards Grove HS) and freshmen William Yelverton (Oconomowac, WI/Oconomowac HS) 8-1. Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) defeated freshmen Greg Bokventiz (St. Francis, WI/St. Francis HS) and sophomore Jake Halverson (Taneytown, MD/Francis Scott Key) 8-1 at second doubles. Former Holland Christian teammates senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) defeated senior Brandon Robinson (Burlington, WI/Westosha Central) and sophomore Chris Meyer (Neenah, WI/Neenah HS) 8-0 at third doubles.
Calvin needed just three singles flights to win the match. The Knights did that and more, winning all six singles flights. The top three singles flights, won by DeMaagd, Phillips and Reinken respectively, all won the first set 6-0. Each of the three seniors gave up a single game in the second set - winning each by a score of 6-1.
Peterson defeated Yelverton 6-1, 6-0 at fourth singles. Brower and sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian) won at fifth and sixth singles respectively without losing a game.
Calvin will start the MIAA portion of its schedule Apr. 3, when it faces Kalamazoo. The Knights are looking for their first victory against the Hornets in program history.
1st singles: Brian DeMaagd d. Chris Meyer 6-0, 6-1
2nd singles: Preston Phillips d. Greg Boknevitz 6-0, 6-1
3rd singles: Phil Reinken d. Jake Halverson 6-0, 6-1
4th singles: Loukus Peterson d. William Yelverton 6-1, 6-0
5th singles: Jarrod Brower d. Paul Elzinga 6-0, 6-0
6th singles: Tom Griffin d. Brandon Robinson 6-0, 6-0
1st doubles: Phillips/Reinken d. Elzinga/Yelverton 8-1
2nd doubles: DeMaagd/Peterson d. Boknevitz/Halverson 8-0
3rd doubles: Brower/Strikwerda d. Meyer/Robinson 8-0