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Storm fall in A-R-C opener at Wartburg

AJ Jackson
AJ Jackson

WAVERLY, Iowa -- The Simpson men's tennis team opened up American Rivers Conference play on Saturday, but lost 8-1 at Wartburg. Following the conference match, the Storm picked up a 6-3 triumph over St. Ambrose.

Match One
Wartburg 8, Simpson 1

Matt Turnley was the bright sport for Simpson against the Knights at No. 4 singles. He cruised to 6-2, 6-5 wins over Grant Kincaid.

Peter Walkwitz narrowly grabbed the victory at No. 5 singles, but fell 6-4, 7-5. Karson Richardson tallied a 6-0 defeat in his first set, but came back strong to almost force a third set, but lost 7-5 in the second.

Brett Dewerff fought hard at No. 3 singles and won five games, but was overpowered. He lost 6-1, 6-4 in his match.

Match Two
Simpson 6, St. Ambrose 3

The Storm bounced back strong in their final match of the day to defeat the Fighting Bees. At No. 1 singles, Zach Reiter won 6-0, 6-2.

Turnley and Walkwitz both lost only five sets in their wins for Simpson in singles play. Dewerff jumped out to a 6-3 advantage in No. 3 singles action. Bradley Wheeler fought back and took the second set. Dewerff held strong and took a 10-6 victory to claim the match.

Nelson and Reiter were the lone doubles duo to win for the Storm. The tandem tallied an 8-2 score.

Up Next
Simpson (6-5) continues A-R-C play on Saturday, April 6 with two matches. Loras and Dubuque visit Buxton Tennis Complex.

Wartburg 8, Simpson 1
Singles competition
1. Lucas Huffman (WARMT) def. Zach Nelson, 6-1, 6-1
2. Samuel Nettleton (WARMT) def. Reade Reiter, 6-0, 6-1
3. Will McDonald (WARMT) def. Brett Dewerff, 6-1, 6-4
4. Matt Turnley, (SIM) def. Grant Kincaid (WARMT) 6-2, 6-5
5. Nate Kolz (WARMT) def. Peter Walkwitz, 6-4, 7-5
6. Ben Mason (WARMT) def. Karson Richardson, 6-0, 7-5

Doubles competition
1. Lucas Huffman/Will McDonald (WARMT) def. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter, 8-1
2. Samuel Nettleton/Nate Kolz (WARMT) def. Brett Dewerff/Matt Turnley, 8-4
3. Grant Kincaid/Ben Mason (WARMT) def. Peter Walkwitz/Karson Richardson, 8-3

Simpson 6, St. Ambrose 3
Singles Competition
1. Zach Nelson (SIM) def. Jon Kagan, 6-0, 6-2
2. Reade Reiter (SIM) def. Michael Allee, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)
3. Brett Dewerff (SIM) def. Bradley Wheeler, 6-3, 4-6, 10-6
4. Matt Turnley (SIM) def. Daniel Rohlf, 6-4, 6-1
5. Peter Walkwitz (SIM) def. Jake Temple, 6-3, 6-2
6. Matt Zuccato (STA) def. Karson Richardson, 6-0, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter (SIM) def. Jon Kagan/Daniel Rohlf (STA) 8-2
2. Bradley Wheeler/Jake Temple (STA) def. Brett Dewerff/Matt Turnley, 8-7 (7-5)
3. Michael Allee/Matt Zuccato (STA) def. Peter Walkwitz/Karson Richardson, 8-3