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Reiter leads Storm in home doubleheader

Reade Reiter
Reade Reiter

INDIANOLA, Iowa -- Reade Reiter went 2-0 in singles play for the Simpson men's tennis team as the squad lost to Elmhurst and Northwestern (MN) inside the Buxton Tennis Complex on Saturday.

The Storm now sit at 7-9 overall and went 1-4 during the five-match homestand over the course of the past week.

Match One
Elmhurst 5, Simpson 4
Reiter had to come back and win during his No. 2 singles match. The sophomore fell down a set after losing 3-6 in the opener, but came back strong to win 6-2 in the second and finished off the run with a 10-2 victory.

Peter Walkwitz opened his day with a quick win at No. 5 singles. He won both sets by a score of 6-1.

Brett Dewerff and Matt Turnley lost tough matches. Dewerff went three sets, but could not hang on to win and lost. Turnley had to go to a tiebreaker in the second set, but ultimately lost.

Match Two
Northwestern (MN) 7, Simpson 2
Just like in the first match, Reiter had to play three sets to reach his goal. Reiter lost in the first set 3-6 and won 6-2 to make it even. In the third and final set, he cruised to a 10-2 win.

Turnley rebounded his lost from earlier in the day with a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 4 singles. Walkwitz came close to going undefeated like Reiter, but lost in three sets at No. 5 singles.

Up Next
Simpson travels to Storm Lake, Iowa to take on Buena Vista on Wednesday. The match will begin at 4 p.m.

Elmhurst 5, Simpson 4
Singles Competition
1. Sabaricos, Shawn (ELMHURST) def. Zach Nelson, 6-3, 6-1
2. Reade Reiter (SIM) def. O'Connell, Grant, 3-6, 6-2, 10-2
3. Maharry, Lance (ELMHURST) def. Brett Dewerff, 6-4, 5-7, 10-4
4. Wallace, Chris (ELMHURST) def. Matt Turnley, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2)
5. Peter Walkwitz (SIM) def. Imperial, Tavious, 6-1, 6-1
6. Karson Richardson (SIM) by default

Doubles Competition
1. Sabaricos, Shawn/Wallace, Chris (ELMHURST) def. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter, 8-4
2. O'Connell, Grant/Maharry, Lance (ELMHURST) def. Brett Dewerff/Matt Turnley, 8-6
3. Peter Walkwitz/Karson Richardson (SIM) by default

Northwestern (MN) 7, Simpson 2
Singles Competition
1. Landon Ridpath (UNW) def. Zach Nelson, 6-2, 6-0
2. Reade Reiter (SIM) def. Davis Pfaff, 5-7, 6-2, 10-6
3. Austin Bricker (UNW) def. Brett Dewerff, 6-1, 6-1
4. Matt Turnley (SIM) def. Tyrus Studer, 6-3, 6-1
5. Matthew Wedin (UNW) def. Peter Walkwitz, 7-5, 4-6, 11-9
6. Isaac Velgersdyk (UNW) def. Karson Richardson, 7-5, 6-1

Doubles Competition
1. Davis Pfaff/Austin Bricker (UNW) def. Zach Nelson/Reade Reiter, 8-2
2. Landon Ridpath/Tyrus Studer (UNW) def. Brett Dewerff/Matt Turnley, 8-3
3. Matthew Wedin/Caleb Quernmoen (UNW) def. Peter Walkwitz/Karson Richardson, 8-3