Women’s Tennis Opens up Season With 9-0 Win Over Cornerstone
Friday, February 17, 2012
By Mark DeHaan
Calvin opened up its season Friday night with a clean sweep of Cornerstone, 9-0. The matches were played inside the Huizenga Tennis and Track Center.
Calvin opened up the match in doubles play, where the first doubles team of Megan Visser and Samantha Reitsma defeated Amy Fouty and Hanna Guest 8-1. The second doubles team of Bethany Zoerhof and Elise Doezema won by a score of 8-3. Rounding out the doubles was Emily Swets and Nicole Sheppard who defeated Kelly Gampel and Carrie Carr 8-0.
In first singles, Visser again beat Fouty, this time by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Lauren Schlagenhauf beat Janie Silvers 6-1, 6-0 in second singles. Another 6-1, 6-0 match was won by Jordan Ipema over Hannah Guest in third singles. Zoerhof defeated Carrie Carr in fourth singles 6-3, 6-4. Calvin rounded out the wins with a pair of straight set 6-0, 6-0 victories, first by Reitsma over Allison Rusticus and finally by Ali Roode over Kelly Gampel.
“The performance tonight was very good, I was pleased with their effort,” said Head Coach Jerry Bergsma. “There was really no let-up anywhere, from first doubles down to sixth singles everyone competed hard, and the result was very positive.”
The Knights are now 1-0 and look forward to next weekend when they travel down to Wheaton for matches on Friday and Saturday.