By Jackson Vaughn
In the MIAA Tournament Finals on Saturday at Albion, number one seed Kalamazoo swept opponent Calvin to win 6 – 0. The Hornets get an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Championship starting May 13.
The Hornets showed themselves to be the better team right out the gates, first defeating Alma in the semifinals on Friday in five straight matches.
“We came out strong in the doubles, winning all three of them. We then went on to win at two and three singles to complete the five to zero win,” Junior Mark Denenfeld said.
On Saturday, the Hornets repeated their stellar performance in the finals.
“In the finals we also came out strong and won all three doubles matches. This was big because we lost two out of three doubles matches to Calvin in the regular season. We then won at three, five and six singles to complete the tournament victory,” said Denenfeld.
Junior Nathan Eddy, number one doubles and singles, was honored as MIAA MVP and added to the All-MIAA first team, along with teammates, Junior Alex Dombos and Denenfeld. Senior Tom Cafmeyer was elected to the second team.