Women’s Tennis Overwhelms Olivet

Women’s Tennis Overwhelms Olivet

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team made quick work of the Comets of Olivet on Saturday afternoon. The Knights swept Olivet, 9-0, to improve to 9-5 and 2-1 in MIAA action. Olivet falls to 3-7 and 0-3 in MIAA play.

"I was happy with our play today," said Calvin head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "We had to change up the lineup a little bit today and it was nice to get some players playing in some new areas. We took care of business and now we have to focus on a very good Albion team."

The Knights jumped out to a strong start on Saturday at No. 3 doubles. Freshman Alexis Bonner (Alto, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and sophomore Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) swept Taylor Robbins and Sydnie Weller off the court, 8-0.

The duo of senior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./Home School) and sophomore Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) smashed Rae Claramunt and Miranda Pier at No. 1 doubles, 8-1.

Doubles play ended at court No. 2 where the freshman team of Sydney Ellsworth (Williamston, Mich./Williamston) and Leah Newhof (Caledonia, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) topped Keely Cruz and Rachael Hager, 8-5.

Anna Asfour earned the first singles point of the afternoon at No. 2 singles, defeating Miranda Pier, 6-2, 6-0.

Lark Foote finished off Rae Claramunt at No. 3 singles, 6-2, 6-0.

Leah Newhof brushed off Rachael Hager at No. 1 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

Alexis Bonner bounced Nicole Losey at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-2.

Brittney Statema sank Alex Lesko at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-3.

Sydney Ellsworth sealed the deal against Sara Sullivan at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-2.

The Knights return to play on Wednesday in another MIAA battle against Albion.