Women’s Tennis Tops Davenport 6-3 For First Win of Young Season
Saturday, March 05, 2011
The Calvin women’s tennis team gained its first victory of the year, defeating Davenport University 6-3 Friday afternoon at Calvin’s Huizenga Tennis and Track Center. The Knights are now 1-2 on the year. Calvin opened the match in strong fashion by gaining wins at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles with seniors Melissa Oosterhoue and Kaitlin Spoelhof combining for an 8-5 win at No. 1 doubles and senior Michelle Busscher and sophomore Elise Doezema gaining a win at No. 2 doubles.
Calvin then clinched the win with victories at No. 1, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6 singles - several of which were hard-fought matches. Oosterhouse was a 6-2, 6-2 winner at No. 1 singles while Busscher claimed a 6-4, 6-2 win at No. 3 singles. At No. 5 singles, sophomore Jordan Ipema picked up a 7-6, 6-4 win with Doezema gaining a 6-3, 6-7, 10-5 (super tie-breaker) win at No. 6 singles.
The Knights are back in action on March 15, traveling to Division II Ferris State University for a non-conference match.