Men’s Tennis Splits Matches at GLCA Tournament
Friday, April 08, 2011
LANSING - The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of matches at the GLCA Tournament on Friday, defeating Ohio Wesleyan 8-1 before falling to nationally-ranked Carnegie Mellon 6-1. The Knights will face Oberlin College in a Saturday morning match at 9 a.m. at the Markin (indoor) Tennis Center on the campus of Kalamazoo College.
Both of Calvin’s matches on Friday took place inside the Michigan Athletic Club in Lansing and the Knights got off to a roaring start with the win over Ohio Wesleyan. Calvin swept all three doubles points with senior Roland Eldridge and sophomore Preston Phillips winning at No. 1 doubles, senior Andrew DeVlieger and sophomore Philip Reinken winning at No. 2 doubles and sophomore Brian DeMaagd and freshman Loukas Peterson winning at No. 3 doubles. Calvin then picked up singles victories from Eldridge at No. 2 singles, DeMaagd at No. 3 singles, Phillipos at No. 4 singles, Peterson at No. 5 singles and Reinken at No. 6 singles.
The Knights then took on 17th-ranked Carnegie Mellon, the top seeded team in the tournament. Carnegie Mellon took two of the three doubles points with Calvin’s No. 3 tandem of DeMaagd and Peterson winning an 8-4 decision. Carnegie Mellon then clinched the match however with four successive singles victories.
Calvin is now 9-6 on the year heading into its Saturday morning match against Oberlin.