GALESBURG, Ill. — The Simpson men's tennis team opened the spring season with a split on Saturday, giving first-year head coach Matt Price his first career win in the process.
Nelson and Dewerff had Simpson's only wins against Aurora. Nelson posted a 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 10-4 win over Robert Salerno at No. 2 singles and Dewerff beat Tom Asavarachan in straight sets, 6-3, 7-5.
Simpson won 5 of 6 singles matches and 2 of 3 doubles matches for a convincing win against Knox.
The doubles team of Wieser and Converse beat Knox's duo of Le and Ganesh Uppalapu 8-7 (7-2) at the No. 1 spot while Dewerff and Karson Richardson edged Swarup Ryuusaki and Mahmood Ali Khan 8-7 (7-5) at No. 3.
Simpson gets an early start on Super Bowl Sunday when it faces Illinois College at 9 a.m. in Galesburg.