MIAA Men's Tennis Spring Week #9 Wrap-Up

MIAA Men's Tennis Spring Week #9 Wrap-Up

April 1 - MIAA Player of the Week

ITA Division III Men's Tennis Top 40 - March 14

Last Week's Results

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Date Home Score Away Score Status Links
Mar. 25 Spring Arbor 9 Adrian 0 Final
Mar. 26 Defiance 5 Olivet 2 Final
  Sewanee 6 Kalamazoo 3 Final
Mar. 27 Calvin 0 Spring Arbor 9 Final
Mar. 28 Emory 8 Kalamazoo 1 Final
  Hope 9 Olivet * 0 Final
Mar. 29 Alma 9 Olivet * 0 Final
  Adrian 7 Trine * 2 Final
  Calvin 8 Albion * 1 Final
* Conference

Next Week's Events

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Apr. 03 Albion 3 Trine * 6 Final
  Adrian 7 St. Francis (IN) 2 Final
  Kalamazoo 9 Calvin * 0 Final
  Concordia (Mich.) 8 Olivet 1 Final
Apr. 05 Olivet 0 Albion * 9 Final
  Adrian 0 Hope * 9 Final
Apr. 06 Trine 0 Kalamazoo * 9 Final
  Calvin 9 Alma * 0 Final
Apr. 07 Case Western Reserve 7 Kalamazoo 2 Final
  Olivet 0 Trine * 9 Final
* Conference

Around the MIAA (through March 31 matches)

Adrian (4-8, 1-0)

The Adrian College men’s tennis team defeated Trine 7-2 on Friday, March 29 to open conference season with a win. Freshman Cameron Rafinski picked up his team-leading seventh singles win of the year and the doubles duo of juniors Nathan Waterbury and Tanner Wilcox took home the top doubles match to improve to 8-8 on the year.

Albion (5-5, 0-1)

Coach Kacie Zuck credited Josh McGarry with an "amazing" win at No. 1 singles, but that was the only point Albion College could manage in an 8-1 loss to MIAA rival Calvin on Friday. McGarry defeated Jose Larrea 6-4, 6-4.

Alma (5-6, 1-0)

The Scots swept Olivet 9-0 on Friday (March 29) for its third sweep in a row. Sophomore Brandon Ralston (Cadillac, Mich.) continued his strong campaign with a win 6-3, 6-3 win over Ben Morrow, junior Brett Reuter (Armada, Mich.) took down Tyler Nobel 6-2, 6-0, and junior Sam Lindeman (Greenville, Mich.) defeated Don Doyle 6-1, 6-1.

Calvin (7-5, 1-0)

Calvin split a pair of matches last week, falling to Spring Arbor 9-0 on Wednesday and then topping Albion 8-1 Friday in the conference opener for the Knights. In its win over Albion, Calvin (7-5) took all three doubles points and then won five of the six singles points. Sophomore Brandon Johnson picked up a win at No. 5 singles to improve to 8-3 in singles this season. Johnson leads the Calvin team in singles victories.

Hope (5-7, 1-0)

The Hope College men’s tennis team enjoyed a sunny afternoon outdoors and cruised to a 9-0 win against Olivet in its MIAA opener. The Flying Dutchmen improved to 5-7 overall by winning five singles matches and two doubles matches at VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts. The other two points came on forfeits. At No. 1 singles, senior Tim Roe (Bakersfield, Calif.) defeated Benjamin Borrow, 6-1, 6-0. At No. 2 singles, senior Michael Kiley (Muskegon, Mich.) swept Tyler Nobel, 6-0, 6-0.

No. 25 Kalamazoo (3-4, 0-0)

The Kalamazoo College men's tennis team lost 8-1 at Emory University in its only match of the week. Daniel Henry picked up Kalamazoo's only win at two singles, 7-6, 4-6, 10-8. Henry was named MIAA Player of the Week for the second straight week following his win. Ian Yi was defeated narrowly 6-4, 7-6 at one. Kalamazoo returns home and begins MIAA play against Calvin next Wednesday, April 3 at 4 p.m.

Olivet (1-7, 0-2)

The Olivet College men's tennis team lost three matches last week, including a pair of 9-0 setbacks in MIAA play against Hope and Alma.

Trine (6-7, 0-1)

The Thunder opened their MIAA slate of competition by falling to Adrian by the score of 7-2. The team picked up their two victories in the contest during the doubles portion. Both the No. 2 and No. 3 doubles pairs came away with wins.