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Storm competed in two tournaments this weekend

Emily King
Emily King

ST. PETER, Minn. -- The Simpson women's tennis team competed in the ITA Midwest Regional Championships and the Gustavus Adolphus Fall Invitational this weekend in St. Peter, Minn.

Emily King fell in her first match 7-5, 6-1, then bounced back to take two wins in the consolation bracket. Her first win came against UW-Eau Claire's Emily Cooper and afterward went on to beat St. Mary's Cassandra Barr.

The doubles team of Kennedi Wright and King defeated Carroll's Maya Graedtke and Caroline Merkatoris 8-6, but lost in the second round.

At the Gustavus Fall Invite, Megan Grubb was the only member of the Storm to win a match in the singles division. Grubb trumped NW-St. Paul's Jessica Gross 8-6. Lorin Miller, Sam Goodger, Kennedi Wright and Donni Kinghorn also competed for Simpson in this bracket.

Kinghorn and Goodger were able to pull out a victory in the first round of doubles play. The duo bested Wartburg's Amber Laube and Gabby Olejniczak with a score of 8-6. However, their run ended in the next round at the hands of a UW-Whitewater team. Grubb and Miller played in the doubles division as well, but came up short in their first match.

ITA Singles
Emily King lost to Lauren Paulson (St. Norbert), 7-5, 6-1

ITA Singles - Consolation
Emily King def. Emily Cooper (UW-Eau Claire), 2-6, 6-3, 10-8
Emily King def. Cassandra Barr (St. Mary's), 6-2, 6-1

ITA Doubles
Emily King and Kennedi Wright def. Caroline Merkatoris and Maya Graedtke (Carroll), 8-6
Emily King and Kennedi Wright lost to Kelsey Dorr and Bri Dorr (St. Kate's), 8-0

Gustavus Fall Invite Singles
Lorin Miller lost to Rachael Fanciullo (Gustavus), 8-1
Sam Goodger BYE
Sam Goodger lost to Monica Zink (St. Kate's), 6-0, 6-0
Kennedi Wright lost to Helen Watkins (St. Thomas), 8-1
Donni Kinghorn lost to Laney Eggers (St. Thomas), 8-4
Megan Grubb def. Jessica Gross (NW-St. Paul), 8-6
Megan Grubb lost to Morgan Graf (UW-La Crosse), 6-1, 6-2

Gustavus Fall Invite Singles - Consolation
Lorin Miller lost to Bella Nardini (St. Thomas), 8-1
Sam Goodger lost to Izzi Nankivel (Concordia MN), 8-1
Kennedi Wright lost to Lexi Hastings (Luther), 8-1
Donni Kinghorn lost to Aurora Schossow (Luther), 8-3

Gustavus Fall Invite Doubles
Mean Grubb and Lorin Miller lost to Kally Peterson and Libby Kurtzman (Bethel), 8-2
Donni Kinghorn and Sam Goodger def. Amber Laube and Gabby Olejniczak (Wartburg), 8-6
Donni Kinghor and Sam Goodger lost to Katie Toomire and Madeline Slicker (UW-Whitewater), 8-1