Storm men go 2-1 on opening weekend

Storm men go 2-1 on opening weekend

Peter Reitgraf posted a 3-0 mark in singles and four other Simpson men's tennis players went 2-1 as the Storm won 2 of 3 on their trip to Illinois to open the 2016 Spring season.

Simpson opened the weekend in Moline, Ill., losing to North Central (Ill.) 6-3 on Saturday morning before coming back with an 8-1 win over Knox in the nightcap. The Storm closed the weekend Sunday morning in Galesburg, posting an 8-1 win over Illinois College.

Reitgraf went 3-0 at No. 3 singles on the weekend, adding a 2-1 mark in doubles. Pierce Carey, Geoff Converse, Zach Kusick and Adam Wieser all went 2-1 in singles. Carey and Wieser teammed up to go 3-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Up next: Simpson travels to Cedar Rapids next Saturday, Feb. 13 to take on Cornell and IIAC foe Coe.

North Central 6, Simpson 3
 Singles competition 1. Zach Kusick (SIMM) def. Moews, Oliver (NCC) 6-3, 6-22. Krueger, Victor (NCC) def. Pierce Carey (SIMM) 6-1, 6-23. Peter Rietgraf (SIMM) def. Sass, Connor (NCC) 6-2, 4-6, 10-44. Williams, Wilbur (NCC) def. Geoff Converse (SIMM) 6-1, 6-05. Vasic, Aleksandar (NCC) def. Adam Wieser (SIMM) 6-0, 6-26. Winters, Adam (NCC) def. Zach Nelson (SIMM) 6-0, 6-0
 Doubles competition 1. Krueger, Victor/Sass, Connor (NCC) def. Zach Kusick/Peter Rietgraf (SIMM) 8-42. Pierce Carey/Adam Wieser (SIMM) def. Doeckel, Ryan/Williams, Wilbur (NCC) 9-73. Moews, Oliver/Winters, Adam (NCC) def. Geoff Converse/Aaron Smith (SIMM) 8-2

Simpson 8, Knox 1
 Singles competition 1. Zach Kusick (SIMM) def. Ashwin Kushwaha (KCM) 6-1, 6-32. Pierce Carey (SIMM) def. Minh Le (KCM) 6-2, 6-13. Peter Rietgraf (SIMM) def. Rohail Khan (KCM) 6-1, 6-14. Geoff Converse (SIMM) def. Jeffrey Xue (KCM) 6-3, 6-35. Adam Wieser (SIMM) def. Errol Kaylor (KCM) 6-1, 6-26. Ganesh Uppalapu (KCM) def. Aaron Smith (SIMM) 6-3, 6-4
 Doubles competition 1. Zach Kusick/Peter Rietgraf (SIMM) def. Ashwin Kushwaha/Errol Kaylor (KCM) 8-22. Pierce Carey/Adam Wieser (SIMM) def. Rohail Khan/Minh Le (KCM) 8-63. Geoff Converse/Dedrick Kettwick (SIMM) def. Brandon Alaniz/Charlie Harned (KCM) 8-1

Simpson 8, Illinois College 1
 Singles competition 1. Miguel Vaca (ICM) def. Zach Kusick (SIMM) 8-12. Pierce Carey (SIMM) def. Michael Connolly (ICM) 8-33. Peter Rietgraf (SIMM) def. T.J. Lawal (ICM) 8-04. Geoff Converse (SIMM) def. Brandon Hollenbeck (ICM) 6-0, 6-05. Adam Wieser (SIMM) def. Ryan Golab-Vice (ICM) 6-0, 6-06. Dedrick Kettwick (SIMM) def. Austin Franceschelli (ICM) 6-0, 6-0
 Doubles competition 1. Zach Kusick/Peter Rietgraf (SIMM) def. Miguel Vaca/Michael Connolly (ICM) 8-62. Pierce Carey/Adam Wieser (SIMM) def. T.J. Lawal/Brandon Hollenbeck (ICM) 8-13. Geoff Converse/Zach Nelson (SIMM) def. Ryan Golab-Vice/Austin Franceschelli (ICM) 8-0