GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's tennis team extended its winning streak to five matches on Tuesday. The five-match winning streak is the longest under head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. The Knights picked up a key 9-0 victory over Adrian to move to 4-1 in the MIAA and tied for second place with Kalamazoo. Tuesday was the fifth 9-0 victory of the season for Calvin.
"That was a good, solid match for us," said head coach Kevin Van Haitsma. "I thought Adrian came out of the gate with good intensity. We pulled out some close doubles matches to get a 3-0 lead. We followed it up with pulling out some tight first sets before sealing the win."
The victory moves Calvin to 10-6 on the year and the 10-win mark for the third-straight season. Adrian falls to 7-11 and 2-4 in the MIAA.
The Knights started the day with a victory at No. 3 doubles. The duo of junior Jessica Bouma (Kalamazoo, Mich./Kalamazoo Christian) and junior Micaela Seazzu (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) downed Makayla Jorgensen and Julia Maltbie, 8-3. The Calvin pair improve to 10-2 on the year and 8-2 at No. 3 doubles.
The senior duo of Claire Spoelhof (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) and Ellie Benzel (San Dimas, Calif./San Dimas) topped Amber Laguness and Victoria Watson, 8-6. The Calvin duo improves to 3-1 in the MIAA.
Jessica Bouma made quick work of Ranae Almasy at No. 2 singles, 6-1, 6-0. Bouma has now won five-straight matches and is now 12-4 in singles play.
Freshman Anna Asfour (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) clinched the match with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Victoria Watson at No. 4 singles. Asfour also picked up her fifth-straight victory and is 4-1 at No.4 singles.
Claire Spoelhof edged Amber Laginess at No. 1 singles, 7-5, 6-3. The victory on Tuesday was the fourth-straight win and is 4-1 in the MIAA in singles play.
Junior Kari Kroeze (Holland, Mich./Holland Christian) defeated Makayla Jorgensen at No. 6 singles, 6-4, 6-1. Kroeze improved to 7-3 at No. 6 singles and has won her last four matches.
Micaela Seazzu was victorious over Sam Cyrus at No. 3 singles, 6-1, 6-2. Seazzu is now 2-1 at No. 3 singles.
At No. 5 singles, Liz Turner beat Olivia Neumann, 6-4, 6-1. Turner remains perfect in dual matches in 2017 at 4-0 on the year.
Calvin returns to action on Saturday at Trine. The Knights clinch a spot in the MIAA Tournament with a victory.