Women’s Tennis Splits Saturday in Ohio

Women’s Tennis Splits Saturday in Ohio

WOOSTER, Ohio – The Calvin women's tennis team moved to 4-2 on the year after splitting play in southern Ohio. The Knights started the day getting edged by Wooster, 4-5. The Maroon and Gold responded with a 9-0 sweep of Marietta.

"Today was a quality learning opportunity," said head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "We knew that we were going to have a battle with Wooster and that is what we got. Doubles play proved to be key today. I was happy with how we responded against Marietta. It is always nice to end the day with a victory.

The Scots started the day taking two points in doubles play.

The fantastic freshman duo of Leah Newhof (Caledonia, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and Madeline Brouwer (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) defeated Joy Li and Morgan Wagers at No. 1 doubles, 8-5.

After Wooster took two victories in singles play, sophomore Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) pulled off a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Morgan Wagers at No. 4 singles.

After the Scots clinched the match, Madeline Brouwer sank Sarah Duran at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8. Sophomore Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) was victorious at No. 6 singles over Kendra Devereax, 6-4, 6-0.

The Knights came out firing against Marietta.

Freshman Alexis Bonner (Alto, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and Brittney Statema swept Liz Reed and Reagan Haas at No. 3 doubles, 8-0.

Newhof and Brouwer picked up their second victory of the day at No. 1 doubles over Victoria Xie and Latrice Nelson, 8-0.

Senior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./Home School) and Anna Asfour closed the book on doubles play with an 8-4 victory over Katie Kitchen and Destiny Grim at No. 2 doubles.

At No. 1 singles, Leah Newhof knocked off Victoria Xie, 6-0, 6-0.

Anna Asfour grounded Destiny Grim at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Madeline Brouwer cooked Katie Kitchen at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Lark Foote swept Latrice Nelson at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Brittney Statema stomped Liz Reed at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Freshman Sydney Ellsworth (Williamston, Mich./Williamston) was victorious over Reagan Haas at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-0.

The Knights will have two weeks off until they play under the Florida sun.