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Storm defeat Dubuque in home A-R-C battle

Zach Nelson
Zach Nelson

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- In the beginning of a five-match homestand, the Simpson men's tennis team hosted Loras and Dubuque on Saturday. The Storm dropped the opening match to the Duhawks, 6-3, but rebounded to defeat the Spartans, 7-2.

Simpson is now 7-6 for the season with seven matches remaining until the American Rivers Conference Tournament.

Match One
Loras 6, Simpson 3

Brett Dewerff and Matt Turnley provided a spark for Simpson in singles play. Turnley cruised to a win with set victories of 6-3, 6-2. Dewerff had to do a little extra work and won 7-5, 7-5 to help claim a point for the team.

Peter Walkwitz almost escaped with a win at No. 5 singles, but lost 2-6, 6-2, 2-6.

In doubles play, Zach Nelson and Reade Reiter won 8-5 in the No. 1 slot.

Match Two
Simpson 7, Dubuque 2

The singles play paced the team to the match victory over Dubuque. Dewerff and Turnley remained undefeated for the day with another win in their singles spots.

After falling down 6-3, Reiter came back in the second set to win 6-2. In the deciding set, he only lost three games and won 10-3 to earn the point.

Up Next

Simpson returns to the court tomorrow to host Coe for a match that begins at noon. The conference showdown will be held at the Buxton Tennis Complex.

Loras 6, Simpson 3
Singles competition
1. Charlie Harris (LOR) def. Zach Nelson, 6-1, 6-4
2. Riley Michel (LOR) def. Reade Reiter, 6-1, 6-4
3. Brett Dewerff (SIM) def. Sean Baldwin, 7-5, 7-5
4. Matt Turnley (SIM) def. Joe Schneider, 6-3, 6-2
5. Riley Collins (LOR) def. Peter Walkwitz, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2
6. Sage Klar (LOR) def. Karson Richardson, 6-3, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter (SIM) def. Kevin Blomquist/Konnor Barth, 8-5
2. Sean Baldwin/Riley Michel (LOR) def. Brett Dewerff/Matt Turnley, 8-6
3. Connor Pivnicka/Sage Klar (LOR) def. Peter Walkwitz/Karson Richardson, 8-0

Simpson 7, Dubuque 2
Singles Competition
1. A. Cabrera Figueroa (DBQ) def. Zach Nelson, 6-3, 6-4
2. Reade Reiter (SIM) def. Jason Reddy, 3-6, 6-2, 10-3
3. Brett Dewerff (SIM) def. Bogdan Ganea, 6-1, 7-5
4. Matt Turnley (SIM) def. Devon Gerber, 6-0, 6-2
5. Peter Walkwitz (SIM) def. Zachary Norman, 6-2, 6-4
6. Karson Richardson (SIM) def. Sincere Davis, by default

Doubles competition
1. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter (SIM) def. Jason Reddy/Devon Gerber, 8-1
2. A. Cabrera Figueroa/Bogdan Ganea (DBQ) def. Brett Dewerff/Matt Turnley, 8-4
3. Peter Walkwitz/Karson Richardson (SIM) def. Zachary Norman/Sincere Davis, by default