Storm edge Illinois College in spring opener

Zach Nelson
Zach Nelson

GALESBURG, Ill. -- The Simpson men's tennis team opened the 2018 spring campaign with a 5-4 win over Illinois College in non-conference action on Friday.

The Storm (1-1) came back to take 4 of 6 singles matches after dropping two doubles matches.

Zach Nelson, Adam Wieser, Matt Turnley and Brett Dewerff all earned singles wins to help Simpson come back for the win. Wieser and AJ Jackson earned the lone doubles win, beating Rolando Salazar and Cameron Doerr 8-6 at the No. 2 spot.

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The Storm continue their weekend in Illinois against Aurora and Knox on Saturday.

Singles
1. Miguel Vaca (IC) def. Sam Dykstra, 6-2, 6-1
2. Zach Nelson (SIM) def. Nazar Otunchiev, 6-3, 6-3
3. Michael Connolly (IC def. AJ Jackson, 7-6 (11-9), 6-1
4. Adam Wieser (SIM) def. Camerson Doerr, 7-5, 6-3
5. Matt Turnley (SIM) def. Rolando Salazar, 6-2, 6-1
6. Brett Dewerff (SIM) def. Jacob McQueen, 6-3, 6-3

Doubles
1. Miguel Vaca/Michael Connolly (IC) def. Sam Dykstra/Zach Nelson, 8-4
2. AJ Jackson/Adam Wieser (SIM) def. Rolando Salazar/Cameron Doerr, 8-6
3. Jacob McQueen/Nazar Otunchiev (IC) def. Matt Turnley/Brett Dewerff, 8-6