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Women’s tennis concludes spring break trip with a pair of defeats

Friday, March 22, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ORLANDO, FL – The Calvin women’s tennis team finished up a match with Hamilton College (NY) Fri. after rain delayed the match on Wed.  The Knights also faced Grinnell College (IA) on the same day.  Calvin fell to Hamilton 6-3 in the morning and dropped a 7-2 decision to Grinnell in the afternoon. 

In the match with the Continentals of Hamilton, Calvin won two of the first three doubles matches, but could muster only one singles victory.

In doubles, the Calvin first doubles team of junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) won a tight set with Liz Detwiler and Meg Lee 9-7.  Seniors Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) fell to Mira Khanna and Bella Schoning 8-2 at second doubles.  Sophomores Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) and Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) defeated Aislinn Shea and Melissa Mann 8-5 at third doubles. 

Calvin’s lone singles win came at first singles.  Visser defeated Khanna 6-3, 7-6(6).  The fifth and six singles flights were close matches.  Rachel Friedman defeated Reitsma 6-4, 6-3 at fifth singles.  Shea beat Doezema in a three set thriller by scores of 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.


1st singles: Megan Visser d. Mira Khanna 6-3, 7-6(6)
2nd singles: Bella Sconing d. Jordan Ipema 6-1, 6-1
3rd singles: Liz Detwiler d. Ali Roode 6-2, 6-1
4th singles: Carrie Uhlein d. Bethany Zoerhof 6-2, 6-1
5th singles: Rachel Friedman d. Samantha Reitsma 6-4, 6-3
6th singles: Aislinn Shea d. Elise Doezema 6-3, 4-6, 10-7
1st doubles: Visser/Zoerhof d. Detwiler/Lee 9-7
2nd doubles: Khanna/Schoning d. Ipema/Doezema 8-2
3rd doubles: Roode/Reitsma d. Shea/Mann 8-5

In the match with the Pioneers of Grinnell, Calvin won one of the three doubles flights as well as one of the six singles flights.  Shirlene Luk and Clothilde Thirouin defeated Zoerhof and Visser 8-4 at first doubles.  Laura Krull and Catherine Fitch defeated Ipema and Doezema 8-2 at second doubles.  Roode and Reitsma defeated Emma MacDonald and Julia Rumley 8-6 at third doubles.

All six singles flights needed only two sets to complete.  The Knights’ lone victory came from Doezema, who defeated Emily Groth 6-2, 6-1. 


1st singles: Laura Krull d. Megan Visser 6-1, 6-0
2nd singles: Shirlene Luk d. Jordan Ipema 6-0, 6-0
3rd singles: Clothilde Thirouin d. Ali Roode 6-0, 6-4
4th singles: Catherine Fitch d. Bethany Zoerhof 6-2, 6-3
5th singles: Emma MacDonald d. Samantha Reitsma 6-2, 6-3
6th singles: Elise Doezema d. Emily Groth 6-2, 6-1
1st doubles: Luk/Thirouin d. Visser/Zoerhof 8-4
2nd doubles: Krull/Fitch d. Ipema/Doezema 8-2
3rd doubles: Roode/Reitsma d. MacDonald/Rumley 8-6

Calvin ends its spring break trip with a 0-5 record.  The Knights open up their conference season with a match against Albion on Mar. 26 slated to start at 4:00 p.m. 

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