Women’s Tennis Remains Unbeaten in MIAA Play With Win at Saint Mary’s
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
SOUTH BEND, IN - The Calvin women’s tennis team remained unbeaten in MIAA competition and improved to 11-2 on the season with a 6-3 victory at Saint Mary’s Wednesday afternoon. Ranked 13th in the most recent ITA Division III Regional rankings, Calvin is now 4-0 in league play while Saint Mary’s is 8-4 overall and 2-1 in MIAA competition.
Calvin took an early lead with victories at No. 1 and No. 3 doubles with juniors Melissa Oosterhouse (Grand Rapids Christian HS) and Kaitlin Spoelhof (Holland Christian HS) teaming up for a win at No. 1 doubles and seniors Elisabeth Geenen (Holland Christian HS) and Rachel DeGroot (Lombard, IL) winning at No. 3 doubles.
Calvin then took four of the six singles flights with Oosterhouse winning 6-2, 7-5 at No. 1 singles, Geenen winning 6-1, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, senior Rachel Strikwerda (Holland Christian HS) 6-2, 6-2 at No. 4 singles and junior Michelle Busscher (Western Michigan Christian HS) 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5 singles.
Oosterhouse is now 15-1 in singles play while Geenen is 12-3, Strikwerda 11-2 and Busscher 9-4. The odubles tandem of Spoelhof and Oosterhouse is now 10-4 while the DeGroot/Geenen tandem is 12-1.
Calvin is back in action on Saturday when it hosts Adrian at 1 p.m. in a conference match.