Women’s Tennis Sweeps Alma

Women’s Tennis Sweeps Alma

ALMA, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team made quick work of Alma on Monday afternoon. The Knights swept the Scots, 9-0. The victory propels Calvin to 8-5 on the year and 1-1 in the MIAA. Alma falls to 3-9 on the year and 0-2 in MIAA action.

"I am proud of how the team responded today," said Calvin head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "Today was a quick turnaround and we did not have much time to prepare. The team did a great job today."

The duo of senior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./Home School) and sophomore Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) crushed Maty Ennis and Caroline Ross at No. 2 doubles, 8-1.

The freshman team of Leah Newhof (Caledonia, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and Madeline Brouwer (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) bounced Brooke Butterfield and Lucy McCarthy at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.

At No. 3 doubles, sophomore Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) and freshman Alexis Bonner sank Jessica Penhale and Berni Garibay, 8-2.

Anna Asfour claimed the first point in singles play at No. 3 singles. Asfour swept Maty Ennis, 6-0, 6-0.

Madeline Brouwer brought out the broom at No. 2 singles, sweeping Caroline Ross, 6-0, 6-0.

Lark Foote finished off Lucy McCarthy at No. 4 singles, 6-4, 6-0.

Alexis Bonner broke Jessica Penhale at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-4.

Brittney Statema shot down Berni Garibay at No. 6 singles, 6-2, 6-2.

Leah Newhof put the final nail in the coffin with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Brooke Butterfield at No. 1 singles.

The Knights look to keep things rolling on Saturday at Olivet.