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Women’s tennis opens MIAA play with 8-1 loss at Albion

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ALBION, MI - The Calvin women’s tennis team opened up conference play with an 8-1 loss at Albion.  The Knights fell behind 3-0 after doubles, and were able to win one singles flight.

In doubles, Irene Chen (Shenzen, China/Apple Valley) and Marissa Cloutier (Grosse Ile/Grosse Ile HS) defeated sophomore Megan Visser (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and senior Bethany Zoerhof (Holland/Holland Christian) 8-1 at first doubles.  Margaux Kabodian (Novi/Mercy) and Heather Vogt (Saline/Saline HS) defeated seniors Elise Doezema (Grand Rapids/Grand Rapids Christian) and Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) 8-3 at second doubles.  Katie Blumberg (Farmington Hills/Farmington) and Leah Saurman (Kentwood/East Kentwood) defeated sophomores Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) and Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) 8-5 at third doubles.

Calvin got its lone point of the match at fifth singles.  Doezema defeated Marissa Messenger (East Lansing/East Lansing HS) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6.  All other flights ended in two sets, but some were close Briton victories.  Blumberg defeated Roode 6-2, 6-4 at third singles.  Heather Vogt (Saline/Saline HS) defeated Zoerhof 6-2, 6-4 at fourth singles. 

Calvin, now 2-9, 0-1 MIAA on the season, will return to action Sat., Mar. 30, when it takes on the Flying Dutch of Hope College.  The match is slated to start at 1:00 p.m.

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