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Belles’ season ends

The Saint Mary’s tennis team fell 5-3 to Calvin Thursday in an MIAA Tournament semifinal in East Lansing, Mich.

The Belles got doubles wins from their No. 3 pairing of Kelsey Kopf and Elizabeth Preister, by a score of 8-4m but dropped their other two doubles matches.

No. 5 singles Lilly Chamberlin and No. 6 singles Preister won their matches to trim Saint Mary’s deficit to 4-3, but Megan Davy fell 6-2, 6-3 to seal the match for the Knights.

The Belles conclude the season with a 12-8 record while finishing tied for second in the regular-season conference standings.

SINGLES: 1. Leah Newhof (CALVIN) beat Monica Davy, 6-0, 6-1. 2. Madeline Brouwer (CALVIN) beat Megan Davy, 6-2, 6-3. 3. Anna Asfour (CALVIN) beat Kelsey Kopf, 6-3, 6-2. 4. Maddie Minaudo (SMC) vs. Lark Foote (CALVIN) 6-4, 5-3, unfinished. 5. Lilly Chamberlin (SMC) beat Alexis Bonner, 6-1, 6-3. 6. Elizabeth Preister (SMC) beat Brittney Statema, 6-2, 6-1.

DOUBLES: 1. Leah Newhof-Madeline Brouwer (CALVIN) beat Monica Davy-Megan Davy, 8-6. 2. Lark Foote-Anna Asfour (CALVIN) beat Maddie Minaudo-Lilly Chamberlin, 8-2. 3. Kelsey Kopf-Elizabeth Preister (SMC) beat Alexis Bonner-Brittney Statema, 8-4

Records: Calvin 14-6, Saint Mary’s 12-8