WOOSTER, Ohio – The Calvin women's tennis team moved to 4-2 on the year after splitting play in southern Ohio. The Knights started the day getting edged by Wooster, 4-5. The Maroon and Gold responded with a 9-0 sweep of Marietta.
"Today was a quality learning opportunity," said head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "We knew that we were going to have a battle with Wooster and that is what we got. Doubles play proved to be key today. I was happy with how we responded against Marietta. It is always nice to end the day with a victory.
The Scots started the day taking two points in doubles play.
After Wooster took two victories in singles play, sophomore Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) pulled off a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Morgan Wagers at No. 4 singles.
After the Scots clinched the match, Madeline Brouwer sank Sarah Duran at No. 2 singles, 6-3, 3-6, 10-8. Sophomore Brittney Statema (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) was victorious at No. 6 singles over Kendra Devereax, 6-4, 6-0.
The Knights came out firing against Marietta.
Newhof and Brouwer picked up their second victory of the day at No. 1 doubles over Victoria Xie and Latrice Nelson, 8-0.
At No. 1 singles, Leah Newhof knocked off Victoria Xie, 6-0, 6-0.
Anna Asfour grounded Destiny Grim at No. 4 singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Madeline Brouwer cooked Katie Kitchen at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Lark Foote swept Latrice Nelson at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Brittney Statema stomped Liz Reed at No. 5 singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Freshman Sydney Ellsworth (Williamston, Mich./Williamston) was victorious over Reagan Haas at No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-0.
The Knights will have two weeks off until they play under the Florida sun.