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Men’s tennis sweeps Oberlin 5-0

Saturday, April 13, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

HOLLAND, MI - The Calvin men’s tennis team finished the MIAA/NCAC Challenge with a 5-0 win over Oberlin on Sat., Apr. 13.  Calvin finishes the challenge with a 2-1 record having defeated Ohio Wesleyan and falling to Wabash yesterday.

The Knights won all three doubles flights.  Seniors Preston Phillips (Bexley, OH/Bexley HS) and Phil Reinken (Morton, IL/Morton HS) handled Ben turchin (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional) and Charlie Marks (Chagrin Falls, OH/Hawken) 8-1 at first doubles.

Senior Brian DeMaagd (Grandville/Calvin Christian) and junior Loukus Peterson (Brentwood, TN/Brentwood HS) defeated Soren Zeliger (Bronx, NY/Horace Mann) and Callan Louis (Cambridge, MA/The Rivers School) 8-5 at second doubles. 

Senior Jarrod Brower (Holland/Holland Christian) and junior John Strikwerda (Holland/Holland Christian) won their third doubles flight, defeating Brandon McKenna (Kamuela, HI/Wilbraham & Monson Academy) and Eliot Heaton (Geneva, NY/Geneva HS) 8-3.

The Knights needed just two singles flights to clinch the match.  Calvin won the first two matches off the court.  Peterson defeated Zeliger 6-0, 6-0 at fourth singles.  Calvin sophomore Tom Griffin (Elmhurst, IL/Timothy Christian) defeated McKenna 6-3, 6-2 at sixth singles.

Calvin returns to MIAA play Apr. 17, when it hosts the Adrian Bulldogs for a 4:00 p.m. match at Strikwerda Tennis Center.

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