GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team improved to 7-6 on the year with a 9-0 sweep over the visiting Scots of Alma College. Alma falls to 3-8 on the season. Calvin moves to 1-1 in the MIAA and Alma is now 0-2 in MIAA play.
"I thought today was a nice match for us," said head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "I thought that we played well from top to bottom. I thought we played well for this being our MIAA home opener and coming off of a long match last night."
The Knights started the MIAA home opener sweeping doubles play. Senior Liz Turner (Audobon, Pa./Delaware County Christian) and junior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./home school) got the ball rolling with an 8-0 sweep at No. 2 doubles. The senior of Claire Spoelhof (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) and Ellie Benzel (San Dimas, Calif./San Dimas) notched an 8-2 victory at No. 1 doubles. Junior Jessica Bouma (Kalamazoo, Mich./Kalamazoo Christian) and freshman Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) won at No. 3 doubles, 8-2.
Anna Asfour swept Matilda Ennis at No. 3 singles, 6-0, 6-0.
Liz Turner clinched the match for Calvin at No. 5 singles, defeating Jessica Penhale, 6-1, 6-0.
Claire Spoelhof downed Claudia Barajas at No. 1 singles, 6-3, 6-1.
Junior Kari Kroeze (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) brought out the broom at No. 6 singles, sweeping Amy Wood, 6-0, 6-0.
Lark Foote finished the match with a 6-3, 6-3 victory at No. 4 singles over Chloe Ramsey.
The Knights resume MIAA play on Saturday when they host the Comets of Olivet College.