Women’s Tennis Defeats Ferris State 5-4 in Non-Conference Match Inside Huizenga T & T Center
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
The regionally-ranked Calvin women’s tennis team picked up a 5-4 victory over Division II Ferris State University Tuesday afternoon inside Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The victory marked Calvin’s second win in the last three years over the Bulldogs. Calvin defeated Ferris State 6-3 in 2008 with Ferris State defeating Calvin 6-3 in 2009. Calvin is now 3-1 on the year.
The Knights took control of Tuesday’s match by taking two of the three doubles points with seniors Jill VanVeen (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Rachel Strikwerda (Holland Christian HS) combining for an 8-4 win at No. 2 doubles and seniors Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) and Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) teaming up for an 8-5 win at No. 3 doubles.
Calvin then clinched the victory with wins at No. 1, 3 and 4 singles with Oosterhouse winning a 6-1, 6-3 decision at No. 1 singles, Geenen winning 6-3, 7-6 at No. 2 singles and Strikwerda winning 6-4, 7-5 at No. 3 singles.
Oosterhouse bumped her season singles record to 5-1 while Geenen is now 4-2 and Strikwerda 3-1 in singles play. The doubles tandem of DeGroot and Geenen is 4-0 while Strikwerda and VanVeen have combined for a 3-1 doubles mark thus far.
Calvin will now break until March 17 when it hosts Olivet at 4 p.m. in its conference opener.