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Women’s Tennis Defeats Saint Mary’s 6-3 to Move Into Tie For Third Place in MIAA Standings

Monday, April 16, 2012

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NOTRE DAME, IN - Calvin remained in the thick of the MIAA Tournament hunt with an important 6-3 conference dual match victory at Saint Mary’s Monday afternoon. Calvin is now 5-11 overall and more importantly 3-2 in the MIAA which places the Knights in a tie for third place in the league standings with Kalamazoo. The top four teams in the final MIAA regular season standings will advance to the four-team MIAA Tournament later this month.

Calvin took control of Monday’s match by claiming two of the three doubles points.  Freshmen Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian HS) and Samantha Reitema (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian HS) were 8-6 winners at No. 1 doubles while junior Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian HS) and sophomore Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian HS) claimed a 9-8 win at No. 2 doubles including a 7-4 win in the tiebreaker.

In singles action, Visser lost a marathon match at No. 1 singles, falling to Mary Catherine Faller 7-6, 2-6, 10-7 but the Knights came back for wins at No. 2, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 singles.

Sophomore Lauren Schlagenhauf (Fort Wayne, IN/Concordia Lutheran HS) claimed a 6-3, 6-2 win at No. 2 singles while Reitsma was a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 winner at No. 4 singles. Doezema stepped up and delivered a 7-6, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles and freshman Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian HS) was a 3-6, 6-1, 6-0 winner at No. 6 singles.

Calvin returns to action on Saturday when it travels to Adrian for a 1 p.m. conference match.

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