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Storm drop match at Central

Zach Nelson
Zach Nelson

PELLA, Iowa -- The Simpson men's tennis team lost 9-0 at Central after the weather pushed the contest from the Buxton Tennis Complex to Pella, Iowa on Thursday.

Things started out slow for the Storm (7-12, 1-6 A-R-C) as the Dutch (11-7, 6-1) did not lose more than three games in a set in singles play.

Brett Dewerff had a tough match at No. 3 singles for Simpson, but fell 6-3, 6-3. Matt Turnley turned in a good effort at No. 4 singles, but could not get overcome his opponent and lost 6-2, 6-2.

Zach Nelson was going to play his last match at home this evening, but the rain said otherwise. Nelson went down 6-1 after opening set and dropped the second, 6-3.

In doubles play, Reade Reiter and Nelson battled to an 8-5 defeat at No. 1 singles. Central did not lose a game in the other two matches.

The Storm travel to Luther on Saturday for the last regular season contest of the season. Match will begin at 1 p.m.

Central 9, Simpson 0
Singles competition
1. William Isiminger (CEN) def. Zach Nelson, 6-1, 6-3
2. David Boschma (CEN) def. Reade Reiter, 6-1, 6-1
3. Josh Phillips (CEN) def. Brett Dewerff, 6-3, 6-3
4. Kris Weeden (CEN) def. Matt Turnley, 6-2, 6-2
5. Brad DiLeo (CEN) def. Peter Walkwitz, 6-1, 6-2
6. Ethan St. John (CEN) def. Karson Richardson, 8-1

Doubles competition
1. David Boschma/Danny Anderson (CEN) def. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter, 8-5
2. Brad DiLeo/William Isiminger (CEN) def. Matt Turnley/Peter Walkwitz, 8-0
3. Ethan St. John/Josh Phillips (CEN) def. Brett Dewerff/Karson Richardson, 8-0