Men’s Tennis Sweeps Scots in MIAA Opener

Men’s Tennis Sweeps Scots in MIAA Opener

ALMA, Mich. – The Calvin men's tennis team won its second-straight victory on Friday afternoon. The Knights opened the MIAA portion of the schedule with a 9-0 victory at Alma. The victory moves Calvin to 10-2 on the year and sends the Scots to 6-7 on the season.

"It is always nice to get a win in the conference," said head coach John Ross. "I was pleased with how we played today. We will get some rest and then prepare for another tough week."

The Knights started the day in singles play.

Senior David Brown (Lake Zurich, Ill./Lake Zurich) earned the first point at No. 4 singles. Brown bounced Tristan Fox, 6-1, 6-1.

Freshman Max Stallings (Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./North) swept Quinn Summerfield at No. 6 singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Junior Jason Wolters (Hudsonville, Mich./Unity Christian) topped Brandon Ralston at No. 5 singles, 6-2, 6-3.

Junior Jose Larrea (Caracas, Venezuela/U.E. Colegio San Jose) defeated Luke Van Fleet at No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-4.

At No. 3 singles, senior Matt Van Winkle (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) sank Noah Ackerman, 7-6, 7-5.

Sophomore Rodrigo Castellanos Vaca Guzmán (Tarija, Bolivia/Felipe Palazon) edged BJ Schutte in three sets, 2-6, 7-5, 6-1.

Jose Larrea and Max Stallings shut down Alma's Ralston and Summerfield at No. 3 doubles, 8-2.

At No. 2 doubles, Guzman and Brown bounced Ackerman and Fox, 8-2.

Van Winkle and Wolters closed the book on the Scots at No. 1 doubles, with an 8-4 victory over Schutte and Van Fleet.

The Knights return to action on Wednesday in the rivalry match at home against Hope.