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Men’s Tennis Upsets Grand Valley Inside Huizenga Tennis & Track Center

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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The Calvin men’s tennis team remains undefeated inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. On Wednesday, Calvin upset Division II Grand Valley State 6-3 to improve to 3-0 inside the facility including 2-0 against four-year institutions.

Grand Valley took the early lead, winning two of the three doubles points and then gained a 3-1 lead with a win at No. 1 singles. Calvin’s lone point in the early going of the match came from the No. 1 doubles team of seniors Marcus Zeilstra (Oak Brook, IL) and Steve DeMaagd (Calvin Christian HS) as they picked up an 8-3 win over Grand Valley’s tandem of Tony Dang and Marc Roesslein.

Ranked 10th in the latest set of Division III Central Region rankings, Calvin rallied to win the final five singles points however to gain the come-from-behind win.

DeMaagd gained a key victory in the final flurry, winning 6-7 (4-6), 7-5, 7-5 at No. 2 singles with sophomores Matt and Andrew DeVlieger picking up wins at No. 3 and No. 4 singles respectively with Matt DeVlieger winning 7-5, 1-6, 6-3 and Andrew DeVlieger winning 7-5, 6-3.

Also coming up with singles victories for the Knights were senior Nick Steenstra (Unity Christian HS) at No. 5 singles (6-1, 6-1) and senior Andrew Rescorla (Zionsville, IN) at No. 6 singles (6-0, 4-6, 6-0). The win by Rescorla was the third three-set win of the match for the Knights.

Grand Valley State entered the match ranked sixth in the most recent Division II Midwest Regional rankings.

Calvin returns to action on March 20 when it hosts Wheaton (IL) at the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center at 4:30 p.m. Wheaton is currently ranked 14th in the Division III Central Region rankings.

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