Women’s Tennis Blank the Britons

Women’s Tennis Blank the Britons

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team shined under the sun on Wednesday afternoon. The Knights reached the 10-win plateau with a 9-0 victory over the Britons of Albion College. The victory moves Calvin to 10-5 and 3-1 in the MIAA. Albion falls to 3-11 on the year and 1-3 in MIAA play.

"It was nice to be able to play outside," said Calvin head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "I was happy with our play today. It took some time to adjust to playing outside, but we were able to come away with a good win."

Freshman Alexis Bonner (Alto, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and sophomore Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) swept Kirstin Moore and Abby Burris at No. 3 doubles, 8-0.

Senior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./Home school) and sophomore Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) downed Marceline Redick and Bella Scalise at No. 2 doubles, 8-1.

The freshman team of Madeline Brouwer (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) and Leah Newhof (Caledonia, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) trailed early but were able to rally at No. 1 doubles and defeat Olivia Conover and Madelyn Polich, 8-3.

Brittney Statema opened singles play with a 6-0, 6-1 victory over Kirstin Moore at No. 6 singles.

Madeline Brouwer bounced Marceline Redick at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

Lark Foote defeated Madelyn Polich at no. 4 singles, 6-1, 6-0.

At No. 3 singles, Anna Asfour sank Christiana Rafaill, 6-1, 6-1.

Alexis Bonner beat Bella Scalise at No. 5 singles, 6-1, 6-3.

Leah Newhof finished off the Brits at No. 1 singles, with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over Olivia Conover.

The Knights return to play on Tuesday at Adrian.