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Women’s tennis drops two during first day of spring trip

Monday, March 18, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ORLANDO, FL – The Calvin women’s tennis team dropped its first two contests of the spring break trip, falling 6-3 to Puget Sound (OR) and 5-4 to Otterbein (OH).

In the match against the Loggers of Puget Sound, the Knights fell behind early, losing all three doubles flights.  Maddie Thiese and Allison Embernate defeated sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) 9-7 at first doubles.  Logan Thompson and Marissa Friedman defeated seniors Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) 8-2 at second doubles.  Jenna Gersen and Josie Dow defeated sophomores Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) and Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) 8-6 in the third doubles flight. 

Calvin split the six singles flights, winning first, third and fifth singles.  Visser defeated Thiese 6-3, 6-2 at first singles.  Roode pulled out a three set victory, defeating Thompson 6-3, 2-6, 10-7 at third singles.  Reitsma defeated Dow 6-1, 7-5 at fifth singles.

Doezema came close to defeating Embernate at sixth singles, but fell in three sets by scores of 5-7. 7-5, 10-3.

1st singles: Visser d. Thiese 6-3, 6-2
2nd singles: Gersen d. Ipema 6-1, 6-3
3rd singles: Roode d. Thompson 6-3, 2-6, 10-7
4th singles: Friedman d. Zoerhof 6-4, 6-1
5th singles: Reitsma d. Dow 6-1, 7-5
6th singles: Embernate d. Doezema 5-7, 7-5, 10-3
1st doubles: Thiese/Embernate d. Visser/Zoerhof 9-7
2nd doubles: Thompson d. Ipema /Doezema 8-2
3rd doubles: Dow/Gersen d. Roode/Reitsma 8-6

In the matchup against Otterbein, Calvin fell behind 2-1 after the doubles.  Julie Stroyne and Sammi Kruger defeated Visser and Zoerhof 8-3 at first doubles.  Emma Krummel and Adrien Leatherwood defeated the Calvin duo of Ipema and Doezema 8-6.  The Knights’ lone win in doubles came from Roode and Reitsma defeating Kelsey Leachko and Emily Harper 8-2.

Calvin split the six singles flights.  Roode defeated Alana Cheplowitz 6-1, 6-4 at third singles.  Zoerhof defeated Krummel 7-6(0), 6-2 at fourth singles.  Doezema defeated Leadko 6-1, 6-4 at sixth singles. 

Calvin continues its spring break trip Mar. 20, when it faces Hamilton.

1st singles: Stroyne d. Visser 6-4, 6-2
2nd singles: Kruger d. Ipema 6-0, 6-3
3rd singles: Roode d. Cheplowitz 6-1, 6-4
4th singles: Zoerhof d. Krummel 7-6(0), 6-2
5th singles: Leatherwood d. Reitsma 6-4, 6-3
6th singles: Doezema d. 6-1, 6-4
1st doubles: Stroyne/Kruger d. Visser/Zoerhof 8-3
2nd doubles: Krummel/Leatherwood d. Ipema/Doezema 8-6
3rd doubles: Roode/Reitsma d. Leadko/Harper 8-2

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