Storm tennis pick up victory against Webster

Reade Reiter
Reade Reiter

ELSAH, Ill. -- The Simpson men's tennis team picked up its first win of the season on Saturday against the Webster Gorlocks and lost to host Principia Panthers in the morning.

The Storm competed against the Gorlocks in the afternoon match and won 7-1. Simpson won all three doubles matches against Webster.

Zach Nelson and Read Reiter escaped with an 8-7 (7-5) victory at No. 1 doubles. The No. 2 doubles team of Matt Turnley and AJ Jackson won 8-6 and the No. 3 doubles duo of Brett Dewerff and Peter Walkwitz earned an 8-3 victory.

Jackson cruised to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 3 singles and did not let the Webster player to win a game. Reade Reiter won 6-4, 6-1 at No. 2 singles and Brett Dewerff walked off the court with a win at No. 5 singles. Karson Richardson tallied a 6-2, 6-2 decision at No. 6 singles.

Simpson lost 8-1 to the Panthers before earning the win against Webster. The No. 3 doubles pair of Walkwitz and Dewerff won handily at 8-2 to receive the team's lone point.

The Storm competes on Friday, March 1 against Bethany Lutheran in Lakeville, Minn.

Principia 8, Simpson 1
Singles competition:
1. Daniel Gomez (PCMT) def. Zach Nelson (SIMM) 6-0, 6-0
2. Wyatt Dale (PCMT) def. Reade Reiter (SIMM) 6-2, 6-0
3. Greg Sovie (PCMT) def. Matt Turnley (SIMM) 6-1, 6-1
4. Jules Kitchingman (PCMT) def. Brett Dewerff (SIMM) 6-1, 6-0
5. Brody Swan (PCMT) def. Peter Walkwitz (SIMM) 6-1, 6-0
6. Dan Wagstaff (PCMT) def. Karson Richardson (SIMM) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Nat Kenworthy/Brody Swan (PCMT) def. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter (SIMM) 8-0
2. Dan Wagstaff/Peter Griswold (PCMT) def. Matt Turnley/AJ Jackson (SIMM) 8-5
3. Peter Walkwitz/Brett Dewerff (SIMM) def. Esteban Rojas Acuna/Elliott Mattheisen (PCMT) 8-2

Simpson 7, Webster 1
Singles competition
1. Riley Muren (WUMT) def. Zach Nelson (SIMM) 6-3, 6-4
2. Reade Reiter (SIMM) def. Austin Naton (WUMT) 6-4, 6-1
3. Matt Turnley (SIMM) vs. Charlie McGhee (WUMT) no result
4. AJ Jackson (SIMM) def. Tom Shutzman (WUMT) 6-0, 6-0
5. Brett Dewerff (SIMM) def. Nicolas Andrade (WUMT) 6-2, 6-2
6. Karson Richardson (SIMM) def. Parker Schaefer (WUMT) 6-2, 6-1

Doubles competition
1. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter (SIMM) def. Riley Muren/Austin Naton (WUMT) 8-7 (7-5)
2. Matt Turnley/AJ Jackson (SIMM) def. Charlie McGhee/Tom Shutzman (WUMT) 8-6
3. Brett Dewerff/Peter Walkwitz (SIMM) def. Parker Schaefer/Nicolas Andrade (WUMT) 8-3