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Men’s Tennis Splits Saturday Matches in Crawfordsville, Indiana

Sunday, April 03, 2011

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN - The Calvin men’s tennis team split a pair of Saturday matches at Wabash College, defeating Wittenberg University 6-0 and falling to host Wabash 5-4. The Knights are now 6-5 this year against four-year institutions.

In the win over Wittenberg, Calvin swept the three doubles points and added wins at No. 1, 2 and 3 singles. In the loss to Wabash, Calvin competed valiantly but fell behind 2-1 after doubles play. Calvin’s lone doubles point came at No. 3 doubles with senior Andrew DeVlieger and sophomore Philip Reinken winning a tight 9-7 decision. Calvin’s No. 1 doubles team of senior Roland Eldridge and sophomore Preston Phillips was edged 8-6 while Calvin’s No. 2 doubles team of freshman Loukas Peterson and sophomore Brian DeMaagd dropped a hard-fought 9-8 decision.

Calvin then tied the match up 4-4 with victories by DeVlieger at No. 1 singles, DeMaagd at No. 3 singles and Phillips at No. 4 singles with Phillips winning a come-from-behind 4-6, 7-6, 6-3 decision.

Wabash claimed wins at No. 2 and No. 6 singles however and then clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 4 singles.

With his win at No. 1 singles in the match against Wabash, DeVlieger improved to 8-2 on the year and ran his singles win streak to four.

Calvin returns to action on Tuesday when it hosts Alma at 4 p.m.

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