GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin men's tennis team defended home court on Saturday afternoon against Trine. The Knights recorded a 6-3 victory to improve to 12-2 on the year and stay atop the MIAA standings at 3-0. Trine falls to 5-9 in the loss and to 1-2 in MIAA action.
"Trine is always a difficult opponent to play so it was good to get a solid conference win today," said Calvin head coach John Ross. "We had to work for it but I expected nothing less. It was a good overall week for our team and the goal is to keep focusing on one match at a time."
Junior Jose Larrea (Caracas, Venezuela/U.E. Colegio San Jose) and freshman Max Stallings (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./North) brought out the brooms at No. 3 doubles to start the day. The dup downed Isaac Everitt and Sam Luke, 8-0.
David Brown swept Issac Everitt at No. 4 singles on Saturday, 6-0, 6-0.
Matt Van Winkle clinched the match for the Knights at No. 3 singles, topping Blake Trusty, 6-0, 6-1.
Rodrigo Castellanos Vaca Guzmán defeated Victor Flynn at No. 1 singles, 3-6, 6-2, 10-4.
The Knights are back at home on Monday against the Pilots of Bethel. The match was originally scheduled at Bethel in Indiana, but weather has moved it to Calvin.