Hope Tops Women’s Tennis in MIAA Finals

Hope Tops Women’s Tennis in MIAA Finals

HOLLAND, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team fell in the MIAA Tournament championship match on Friday afternoon at Hope. The Flying Dutch defeated Calvin, 5-0. The Maroon and Gold finish the season at 14-7 and advanced to the MIAA Finals for the first time since 2010.

The Knights put up a fight in doubles play.

At No. 1 doubles, freshman Leah Newhof (Caledonia, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) and freshman Madeline Brouwer (Hudsonville, Mich./Hudsonville) fell 9-7.

"This was a great year with this team," said head coach Kevin VanHaitsma. "We finished in the top two again this year with lots of new players.  We made the MIAA Finals for the first time since 2010.  We will miss Lark Foote next year and Anna Asfour.  We are thankful for everything they have done for our program.  We are now looking forward to next year with our young core going forward."

Senior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./Home school) and sophomore Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) were downed at No. 2 doubles, 8-5.

At No. 3 doubles, freshman Alexis Bonner (Alto, Mich./Forest Hills Central) and sophomore Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christin) fell at No. 3 doubles, 8-3.

The Orange and Blue clinched the match with victories at No. 2 and No. 4 singles.