Calvin Women's Tennis Claims Two Back-to-Back Victories

Calvin Women's Tennis Claims Two Back-to-Back Victories

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Calvin Women's Tennis team went 2-0 on the day as it defeated Goucher 9-0 and Grinnell 7-2. 

MATCH ONE:

Calvin 9, Goucher 0 

The match kicked off with singles play. 

At No. 1 singles, sophomore Leah Newhof (Caledonia, Mich. / Grand Rapids Christian) defeated Anais Gill 6-4, 6-4. Sophomore Madeline Brouwer (Hudsonville, Mich. / Hudsonville) claimed a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Tes DeJaeger at No. 2 singles. 

Freshman Maria Poortenga (Grand Rapids, MIch. / Grand Rapids Christian) recorded a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Katie Marzerka at No. 3 singles. At No. 4, freshman Maya Klopfenstein (Goshen, IN. / Concord High School)went 6-2, 6-1 over Kyoko Kinoshita.

At No. 5, freshman Grace Brown (Middleville, Mich. / Thornapple Kellogg) defeated Ali Gorson-Morrow 6-2, 6-2. Closing out singles play was junior Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich. / Holland Christian) as she claimed a 6-1, 6-1 victory over Sara Healy. 

Moving on do doubles action, the team of Leah Newhof and Madeline Brouwer defeated Anais Gill and Mandile Mpofu 8-2 at No. 1 doubles.

At No. 2, the team of Alexis Bonner and Maria Poortenga defeated Te DeJaeger and Haddie Hill 8-4.

Rounding out doubles at No. 3, the team of Maya Klopfenstein and Lexi Ganop defeated Kyoko Kinoshita and Ali Gorson-Morrow 8-6.  

MATCH TWO: 

(Calvin 7, Grinnell 2)

Due to rain, Calvin was able to get doubles in on Tuesday night, however had to finish singles play on Wednesday morning. 

At No. 1 doubles, the team of Newhof and Brouwer defeated the team of Abby Nielson and Judith Fan 8-5. At No. 2, The team of Poortenga and Bonner had a comeback win of 8-7 over Sara Amano and Isabel Green after being down 7-4. 

Rounding out doubles play with a win was Brown and Statema defeating Lily Hamilton and Natalie Cook 8-4.

After a good night rest, the Knights returned to action Wednesday morning to finish out the match with singles play. 

At No. 1 singles, Newhof claimed a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Nielson. Brouwer battled Green in a three-set match at No. 2 singles and came up with the 5-7, 6-3, 10-2 win.

Poortenga fell to Fan in a three-set match of 6-4, 0-6, 10-7. At No. 4, Klopfenstein recorded a win of 4-6, 6-4, 10-3.  

Grinnell's Amano defeated Brown 7-5, 7-6. Closing out singles at No. 6 with a 6-0 6-0 victory was Bonner over Cook. 

COACHES QUOTE: "That was a nice double header for us. Our doubles came up with some clutch points to put us in a good position for the match. Our singles really battled will today and didn't give an easy sets away." 

NEXT UP: The Knights return to action on Friday as they close out spring break play against Luther at 6 p.m.