Men's tennis splits trip to Minnesota

Sam Dykstra
Sam Dykstra

LAKEVILLE, Minn. -- The Simpson men's tennis team split its two matches at the Lifetime Fitness Center in Lakeville on Saturday, falling to Bethany Lutheran 5-4 before knocking off Martin Luther 6-3.

Simpson improved to 4-2 on the young season.

Sam Dykstra and Brett Dewerff each went 2-0 in singles to lead the Storm. Dykstra won both matches at No. 1 singles, beating Bethany Lutheran's Laine Larson 6-4, 6-3 and beating Martin Luther's Justin Steinke 6-1, 6-4. Dewerff edged Bethany Lutheran's Kenny Johnson 6-2, 6-1 at No. 6 and beat Martin Luther's Caleb Koelpin 6-2, 6-3 at No. 5. 

Up Next
Simpson travels to Ripon, Wis. on Saturday, Feb. 17 to take on Ripon and Northwestern (Minn.).

Bethany Lutheran 5, Simpson 4
Singles
1. Sam Dykstra (SC) def. Laine Larson (BLC) 6-4, 6-3
2. Dalton Werckman (BLC) def. Zach Nelson (SC) 6-2, 7-5
3. Carter Dahl (BLC) def. AJ Jackson (SC) 6-3, 7-5
4. Dexter Jackson (BLC) def. Adam Wieser (SC) 6-2, 1-6, 1-0 (10-8)
5. Matt Turnley (SC) def. Jordan Poff (BLC) 6-1, 6-1
6. Brett Dewerff (SC) def. Kenny Johnson (BLC) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles
1. Laine Larson/Dalton Werckman (BLC) def. Sam Dykstra/Zach Nelson (SC) 8-6
2. Carter Dahl/Dexter Jackson (BLC) def. AJ Jackson/Adam Wieser (SC) 8-2
3. Matt Turnley/Brett Dewerff (SC) def. Jordan Poff/Kenny Johnson (BLC) 8-4

Simpson 6, Martin Luther 3
Singles
1. Sam Dykstra (SCM) def. Justin Steinke (MLC) 6-1, 6-4
2. Zach Nelson (SCM) def. Josh Koelpin (MLC) 6-3, 6-2
3. AJ Jackson (SCM) def. Ethan Schultz (MLC) 4-6, 7-6 (9-7), 1-0 (10-6)
4. Joel Koelpin (MLC) def. Adam Wieser (SCM) 6-2, 6-0
5. Brett Dewerff (SCM) def. Caleb Koelpin (MLC) 6-2, 6-3
6. Karson Richardson (SCM) def. Christopher Walther (MLC) 7-5, 7-5

Doubles
1. Justin Steinke/Ethan Schultz (MLC) def. Sam Dykstra/Zach Nelson (SCM) 8-5
2. Josh Koelpin/Joel Koelpin (MLC) def. AJ Jackson/Adam Wieser (SCM) 8-5
3. Aaron Smith/Reade Reiter (SCM) def. Caleb Koelpin/Christopher Walther (MLC) 8-1