Mustang Women Break Eight School Records
Mustang Trio Climbs All-Time Victory Charts
Mustangs Well Represented On All-GPAC Teams
Horton A First-Team Academic All-American
Four Mustangs Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Mustangs Bow Out In GPAC Title Match
Solberg Named GPAC Player Of The Week
Grundy Receives Weekly GPAC Honor
Struck Is GPAC Player Of The Week
Morningside College men’s and women’s tennis head coach Larry Mason has announced the names of four recruits who will join the Mustangs for the 2013-14 season.
The recruits are:
Megan Carlson of Cherokee, Iowa. Carlson is a 2013 graduate of Cherokee Washington High School, where she compiled a 26-12 record in singles and doubles over her junior and senior seasons. She played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles as a senior and earned All-Lakes Conference honors at No. 1 doubles after a runner-up finish at the conference meet.
Michael Gabhart of Spencer, Iowa. Gabhart is a 2013 graduate of Spencer High School, where he had a combined career record of 73-25 in singles and doubles. He played No. 1 singles and doubles for three years, was a three-time All-Lakes Conference performer, and the Lakes Conference champion at No. 1 singles as a senior and No. 1 doubles as a junior.
Gabhart combined with Morningside baseball recruit Jordon Plueger for a third place finish at the state doubles tournament this past season. They lost 6-4, 6-3 against eventual state champions Stephan Nicknish and Jimmy Huiskamp of Davenport Assumption in the semifinals. As a junior, Gabhart suffered a first round loss against Huiskamp en route to an eighth place finish at the state singles tournament. He was also a state tournament qualifier in singles as a sophomore.
Ryan Golden of Madison, S.D. Golden is a 2013 graduate of Madison High School, where he amassed 56 victories during a four-year varsity career. He played No. 1 singles as a junior and senior and received Madison’s Most Valuable Player award as a junior. Golden won opening round matches in No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles at the state tournament this past season.
He also played in the No. 1 singles and doubles flights at the state tournament as a junior. He competed at the state tournament in No. 2 singles and doubles as a sophomore and in No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles as a freshman.
Danny Graves of Sioux City. Graves is a 2013 graduate of Sioux City West High School, where he had a 27-15 career record in singles, predominately in the No. 1 flight. He was the Missouri River Activities Conference (MRAC) No. 1 singles champion as a senior and a state tournament qualifier in doubles as a junior.
Morningside College women’s tennis players broke eight school records and tied another record during the 2012-13 season.
Jacy Jahn, a senior from Denison, Iowa, had the Mustangs’ top singles record with a 17-3 mark in the No. 5 flight to break the former Morningside record of 13 singles triumphs in a season first set by Anouchka Ganivet in 1998 and matched by Megan Solberg last season.
Jahn posted a 32-9 singles record during her Morningside career to break the former school record of 25 career singles wins by Kassie Hein from 2009-12. Jahn’s career singles winning percentage of .780 shattered the former Morningside victory rate record of .667 set by Yong Tran, who had a 16-8 record over the 1997 and 1998 campaigns.
Jahn finished her Morningside career with 61 combined singles and doubles victories for the second highest total in school history.
Mary Horton, a senior from Sioux City, had an 11-7 record at No. 1 singles this season to finish her career with a 32-24 singles record to tie Jahn for the most career singles triumphs in Morningside history.
Horton also finished her career as the Mustangs’ record holder with 30 career doubles victories and 62 career combined victories to break the former school record totals of 29 doubles wins and 46 combined wins set by Shannon Schroeder from 2009-12.
Megan Solberg, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., and Audri Swisher, a sophomore from Spearfish, S.D., each played a role in 18 doubles victories this season to break the former Morningside record of 15 doubles triumphs set by Horton and Schroeder last season. Solberg and Swisher were the Mustangs’ top doubles team this season with a 15-3 record in the third flight to tie the Mustangs’ record for single-season doubles team victories first set by Horton and Schroeder when they combined for a 15-6 mark last season. Solberg and Swisher combined for an .833 winning percentage to break the former Morningside victory rate standard of .818 set by Karla Engbard and Tracy Johnson when they had a 9-2 record in 1997.
Aside from her 18 doubles victories, Solberg also went 15-4 in the No. 6 singles flight to give her 33 combined wins to break the former Morningside single-season record of 26 combined wins by Horton last season. Solberg’s 15 singles wins was the second highest single-season total in the Morningside record book. Solberg moved into fourth place on the Mustangs’ all-time victory list with 49 career combined singles and doubles wins.
Amanda Przymus, a junior from Rapid City, S.D., had a 9-11 record in singles and a 13-11 record in doubles play this season to move into third place on the Mustangs’ all-time victory list with 51 career combined wins.
Katie Hanson, a freshman from Saint Peter, Minn., logged a 13-7 record at No. four singles for the third highest single-season victory total in Morningside history.
Morningside went 9-2 over its final 11 duals to finish the season with a 12-9 record. The Mustangs finished second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 6-1 league mark and were also the runner-up at the GPAC’s post-season tournament.
Reid Rosen, a senior from Fairmont, Minn., became the all-time winningest men’s tennis player in Morningside College history during the 2012-13 season.
Rosen had seven doubles victories and six singles triumphs in his senior campaign to raise his career total to 63 combined wins. He broke the former Morningside record of 59 triumphs that was set by current Mustang head coach Larry Mason during his playing career that spanned from 2010-13.
Rosen had a school-record 36 doubles wins during his career and is fourth in the Morningside record book with 27 career singles triumphs.
Gustav Hollnagel, a senior from Dresden, Germany, had five singles victories this season to become Morningside’s all-time leader with 34 career singles wins. Hollnagel, who had a 34-32 singles record during his Morningside career, broke the former school record of 32 singles wins by Mason, who went 32-16 over his career.
Hollnagel finished his career with 62 combined singles and doubles victories for the second highest total in Morningside history.
Austin Grundy, a junior from Sioux City, is on track to shatter the Mustangs’ career victory record next season and will enter his senior campaign third on the school’s victory list with 60 combined wins.
Grundy played a role in 12 doubles victories this season to break the former Morningside record of 11 doubles wins in a season set by both Mason and Russ McComsey in 1973 and matched by Hollnagel last season.
Grundy had a 12-12 doubles record this season and was also the Mustangs’ top singles winner with a 9-10 mark to finish the campaign with a team-high 21 combined victories.
Grundy has a 32-18 record in singles and a 28-29 record in doubles during his Morningside career.
Morningside had a 4-13 dual record and finished fourth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 2-3 league mark during the 2012-13 season.
Morningside College placed 10 players on the 2013 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s and Women’s tennis teams as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Austin Grundy, a junior from Sioux City, and Reid Rosen, a senior from Fairmont, Minn., were named to the All-GPAC Men’s Tennis Team at No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Singles, respectively. They were both repeat selections from last year’s All-GPAC team. Rosen earned All-GPAC honors in singles for the fourth year in a row, while Grundy achieved the feat for the third consecutive season.
Grundy had a 9-10 record this season, while Rosen had a record of 6-12.
Rosen and Grundy also made the All-GPAC team in doubles. Rosen and Gustav Hollnagel, a senior from Dresden, Germany, were named to the all-conference team at No. 1 doubles after they had a 7-15 record this season, while Grundy and Alex Struck, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, made the All-GPAC team at No. 2 doubles after they combined for a 9-8 record.
The Mustangs’ Mary Horton, Katie Hanson, Jacy Jahn, and Megan Solberg were named to the All-GPAC Women’s Tennis Team as singles players. Horton, a senior from Sioux City, had an 11-7 record at No. 1 singles. Hanson, a freshman from Saint Peter, Minn., had a 13-7 record at No. 4 singles. Jahn, a senior from Denison, Iowa, had a 17-3 record at No. 5 singles. Solberg, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., had a 15-4 record at No. 6 singles.
Horton and Solberg earned All-GPAC honors in singles for the second year in a row.
The Mustang women also had two doubles tandems tabbed to the All-GPAC Team. They were Amanda Przymus, a junior from Rapid City, S.D., and Jahn, who combined for 10-8 record at No. 2 doubles, and Audri Swisher, a sophomore from Spearfish, S.D., and Solberg, who combined for a 15-3 record at No. 3 doubles.
Jordan Ogren, a junior from Cherokee, and Przymus received honorable mention All-GPAC recognition in men’s and women’s singles, while Horton and Hansen received honorable mention All-GPAC recognition in women’s doubles.
Morningside’s women’s tennis team had a 12-9 record during the 2012-13 season. The Mustangs finished second in the GPAC regular season standings with a 6-1 record and were the runner-up at the GPAC Tennis Championship post-season tournament. The Morningside men had a 4-13 record and finished fourth in the GPAC with a 2-3 league mark.
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Morningside’s Mary Horton wasl named a first-team Capital One Women’s College Division At-Large Academic All-Americans as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
She moved up from last year’s academic All-America second team.
Horton, a senior from Sioux City, has a 3.99 cumulative GPA with a major in elementary education. She had an 11-7 record at No. 1 singles and a 12-10 mark as a competitor at No. 1 doubles this past season. Horton set school records with 30 singles victories, 32 doubles triumphs, and 62 combined singles and doubles wins during her Morningside career.
Athletes must be of at least sophomore academic status, be a starter or significant reserve, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher to be eligible for Capital One Academic All-America honors.
Four Morningside College tennis players have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
The Mustangs’ Daktronics-NAIA Tennis Scholar-Athletes are:
Gustav Hollnagel, a senior from Dresden, Germany. Hollnagel has a 3.99 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with majors in international affairs and industrial and organizational psychology. Hollnagel was also a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Mary Horton, a senior from Sioux City. Horton has a 3.99 cumulative GPA with a major in elementary education. Horton was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the third year in a row.
Amanda Przymus, a junior from Rapid City, S.D. Przymus has a 3.70 cumulative GPA with a major in psychology counseling.
Reid Rosen, a senior from Fairmont, Minn. Rosen has a 3.84 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration. Rosen was also a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
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Morningside lost 5-0 against league regular season champion Nebraska Wesleyan 5-0 in the championship match in the GPAC Women's Tennis Championship tournament on May 4 in Fremont, Neb.
The Mustangs lost against Nebraska Wesleyan in the GPAC title match for the second year in a row.
Nebraska Wesleyan led 3-0 after the completion of the doubles competition and clinched the victory with singles triumphs from Katherine Ternent and Terah Maloley.
The Mustangs were leading in three of the remaining four singles matches when play was stopped.
The Mustangs finished the season with a 12-9 record. Morningside won nine of its last 11 duals. The team's only losses during that stretch both came against Nebraska Wesleyan.
Morningside had advanced to the championship final with a 5-1 victory against Concordia in Friday’s semifinals.
The Morningside men won their GPAC tournament opener with a 7-2 triumph against Concordia before they bowed out with a 5-1 loss against regular season champion Hastings in the semifinals.
The Mustang women led 2-1 after the completion of the doubles competition in their win against Concordia. Morningside finished the Bulldogs off with singles triumphs from Amanda Przymus, Audri Swisher, and Jacy Jahn, who all won in straight sets. Przymus had the most lopsided victory with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Chelsea Haack in the second flight, while Jahn lost only three games in a 6-2, 6-1 fifth flight triumph against Mikaela Barz.
The Mustang men opened the tourney with a 7-2 victory against Concordia in the quarterfinals for their second win against the Bulldogs this season. Morningside blanked Concordia 9-0 when the teams met during the regular season.
Morningside dominated the upper flights with straight set victories in the top three flights, dropping only seven games in the process. Gustav Hollnagel had the Mustangs’ most lopsided triumph with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Michael McCartney in the third flight. Austin Grundy lost only two games in a 6-2, 6-0 win against Nathan Wingfield in the first flight, while Reid Rosen won the second flight by a 6-2, 6-2 margin.
The Mustangs’ other singles victory came in the sixth flight with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph from Jordan Ogren.
Morningside swept the three doubles matches. Grundy and Alex Struck won by the widest margin with an 8-4 victory in the second flight.
The doubles team of Grundy and Struck had the Mustangs’ only win in their semifinal round loss against Hastings with an 8-6 triumph.
Megan Solberg, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 1-7.
Solberg did not lose a game in two singles victories last week with 6-0, 6-0 triumphs against Mount Marty College’s Michaela Ramm and Midland University’s Tokeca Kephart to help the Mustangs win both duals with an 8-1 triumph against Mount Marty and a 9-0 victory against Midland.
Solberg also paired with Audri Swisher for 8-0 victories at No. 3 singles in both duals. She has an 11-3 record in singles and a 12-5 mark in doubles so far this season.
Austin Grundy, a junior from Sioux City, has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for March 18-24.
Grundy went 2-0 at No. 1 singles in a March 23 triangular in Waverly, Iowa. He had the Mustangs’ only victory in an 8-1 loss against Wartburg College with a 6-1, 2-6, 10-7 triumph against Yusuf Chowdhry. Grundy toppled Ashan DeSilva 6-1, 6-2 in the Mustangs’ 6-3 loss against Cornell College.
Aside from his two singles victories, Grundy also teamed with Alex Struck for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles in the dual against Cornell.
The Mustangs will dual against Doane College and Concordia University on April 13 in Omaha, Neb.
Alex Struck, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for March 11 to 17.
Struck helped lead the Mustangs to an 8-1 victory over Midland University in their GPAC opener on March 16 in Fremont, Neb. Struck lost only three games in a 6-1, 6-2 singles victory over Logan Meisinger in the fifth flight and paired with Austin Grundy for an 8-3 triumph in the No. 2 doubles flight.
Struck has a 4-6 singles record so far this season to lead the Mustangs in victories.
Morningside will take a 2-6 record into duals against Wartburg College and Cornell College on March 12 in Waverly, Iowa.