GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team finished a busy week with a 9-0 victory over Olivet on Saturday afternoon. The Knights defeated Spring Arbor, Alma, and Olivet this week to improve to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in the MIAA. The Comets fell to 4-10 on the year and 0-4 in MIAA play.
"We played a solid match today to cap off a 3-0 week," said Calvin head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "I thought we played sharp in doubles to set the tone. No. 1 doubles came out and played one of their cleanest matches on the year. Claire played well at No. 1 singles and really helped lead the way. We need to keep our momentum heading into a big match at Albion next week Wednesday."
Senior Liz Turner (Audobon, Pa./Delaware County Christian) and junior Lark Foote (Okemos, Mich./Home school) completed the sweep of doubles play over Rae Claramunt and Rachael Hager at No. 2 doubles, 8-6.
Jessica Bouma started singles play defeating BreAnne Rudlaff at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-0.
Claire Spoelhof clinched the match at No. 1 singles, downing Maddy Drikakis, 6-1, 6-2.
Anna Asfour topped Rae Claramunt at No. 4 singles, 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 singles, Ellie Benzel defeated Isabel Snyder, 6-3, 6-1.
Junior Kari Kroeze (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) brought out the broom on Taylor Robbins at No. 6 singles, sweeping, 6-0, 6-0.
Lark Foote closed the match at No. 5 singles with a 6-2, 6-0 victory over Amanda Gruzka.
Calvin returns to action on Wednesday at Albion.