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Women’s Tennis Nipped By Hope

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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HOLLAND—The Calvin women’s tennis team dipped to 5-6 overall and to 1-1 in the MIAA with a 5-4 loss at Hope on Tuesday in a match played at Hope’s DeWitt Tennis Center. Hope took an early 2-1 lead with victories at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles with Calvin’s No. 1 doubles tandem of sophomores Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) winning by an 8-5 score.

Hope then clinched the match with wins at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 singles. Calvin did pick up wins from junior Rachel Strikwerda (Holland Christian HS) at No. 4 singles, sophomore Michelle Busscher (Western Michigan Christian HS) at No. 5 singles and junior Rachel DeGroot (Lombard IL) at No. 6 singles. Of the six singles matches, three were decided in three sets.

Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Trine at 1:00 p.m.

Singles: 1. Samantha Stille (H) d. Melissa Oosterhouse 6-3, 1-6, 6-2; 2. Katherine Garcia (H) d. Kaitlin Spoelhof 2-6, 6-3, 6-0; 3. Nicole
Spagnuolo (H) d. Elisabeth Geenen 6-2, 6-4; 4. Rachel Strikwerda (C) d. Danielle Werley 6-2, 6-1; 5. Michelle Busscher (C) d. Marissa
Kooyers 7-6 (4), 2-6, 1-0 (5); 6. Rachel DeGroot (C) d. Lucy Himes 6-4, 7-5.

Doubles: 1. Oosterhouse-Spoelhof (C) d. Stille-Werley 8-5; 2.Spagnuolo-Garcia (H) d. Jill Van Veen-Strikwerda 8-2; 3. Himes-Beth
Olson (H) d. Geenen-DeGroot 8-4.

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