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Women’s tennis falls to William Smith 7-2

Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ORLANDO, FL - After a matchup with Hamilton College was postponed due to rain, the Knights took to the courts Thurs., Mar. 21, for a match against William Smith (NY).  The Herons defeated the Knights 7-2.

Calvin was able to win one of the three doubles matches.  Seniors Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) and Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) defeated Remy Raevsky and Hallsey Leighton 8-6.  Kiara Ocasio and Teru Greene defeated Calvin junior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) and sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) 8-5 at first doubles.  Kate O’Connor and Casey Nicoletti defeated sophomores Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) and Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) 8-2 at third doubles.

All six singles flights needed only two sets to complete.  Unfortunately for the Knights, five of them went to the Herons.  Calvin’s lone victory in singles same from the fifth singles flight.  Reitsma outlasted Sydney Arsenault 7-5, 7-5.  Visser came close to winning a set against Greene at first singles, but suffered a 7-5, 6-4 defeat. 

Calvin concludes its spring break trip Fri., Mar. 22, against Grinnell College.

BOX SCORE:

1st single:  Teru Greene d. Megan Visser 7-5, 6-4
2nd singles: Casey Nicoletti d. Jordan Ipema 6-0, 6-1
3rd singles: Hallsey Leighton d. Ali Roode 6-1, 6-3
4th singles: Haley Wolf d. Bethany Zoerhof 6-2, 6-1
5th singles: Samantha Reitsma d. Sydney Arsenault 7-5, 7-5
6th singles: Charloote Federowitz d. Elise Doezema 6-1, 6-3
1st doubles: Ocasin/Greene d. Visser/Zoerhof 8-5
2nd doubles: Ipema/Doezema d. Raevsky/Leighton 8-6
3rd doubles: O’Connor/Nicoletti d. Roode/Reitsma 8-2

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