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Womens tennis remains in hunt for spot in MIAA Tournament with 6-3 win at Trine

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Story by Mitch Blankespoor

ANGOLA, IN - The Calvin women’s tennis team remained in the hunt for the MIAA Tournament with a 6-3 win at Trine Mon. afternoon.  Calvin improves to 5-10 on the season and 3-4 in the MIAA.

Calvin earned victories at first and third doubles.  Senior Jordan Ipema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) and junior Bethany Zoerhof (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) defeated junior Jessica Huhnke (Newburgh, IN/Castle) and Chrissy Uphaus (Centerville, IN/Centerville HS) 9-8 (7-4).  Sophomores Samantha Reitsma (Grand Rapids/Northpointe Christian) and Ali Roode (Hudsonville/Unity Christian) won their third doubles flight 8-3.

Ipema won a very tight match at second singles, defeating Uphaus 7-6(5), 7-6(5).  Roode defeated Erin Kwaske (Jackson/Western) 6-1, 6-2 at third singles.  Reitsma and senior Elise Doezema (Kalamazoo/Kalamazoo Christian) won at fifth and sixth singles respectively at fifth and sixth singles. 

With Calvin’s win, the Knights still have a chance to earn the fourth seed to the MIAA Tournament.  Calvin needs to defeat Saint Mary’s on Apr. 24, and cheer for the Kalamazoo Hornets to defeat the Belles on Sat.

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