Women’s tennis defeats Olivet 8-1
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Story by Mitch Blankespoor
OLIVET, MI - The Calvin women’s tennis team won its second consecutive MIAA match with an 8-1 victory over Olivet Sat. afternoon. Calvin improves to 4-11 on the season and 2-4 in the MIAA.
Calvin won all three doubles flights. The first doubles flight came down to a single game, but junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) defeated Caitlin LaValley (Battle Creek/Pennefield) and Jennifer Lightner (Eaton Rapids/Charlotte) 9-7.
Seniors Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) and Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) won 8-0 at second doubles while sophomores Samantha Reitsma (Northpointe Christian) and Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) won the third doubles flight 8-1.
Calvin won all but one singles flight, and won flights two through five in convincing fashion. No Knight gave up more than two games in any of the five matches they won.
Calvin returns to action Mon., Apr. 22, when it travels to Angola, Ind. to face Trine in a amtch scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m.