Mustangs Place Four On All-GPAC Team
Sorathia Is GPAC Player Of The Week
Oishi Named GPAC Player Of The Week
Laura Gehling, a junior from Salix, Iowa, has been named 2006 Daktronics NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete in the sport of women’s tennis.
Gehling has a 3.92 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a major in elementary education. She has made Morningside’s Dean’s Honor List after each of her semesters at the college and received Morningside’s Maxine Nelson Scholarship presented by the education department to the top junior student.
Gehling had the Mustangs’ best singles record this past season with a 6-7 record while playing predominately in the No. 2 flight. Gehling and her sister Kari Gehling had a 5-8 record in the No. 1 doubles flight.
Daktronics NAIA Women’s Tennis All-America Scholar-Athletes must be of at least junior status, be a member of the varsity team, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher.
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Nabil Sorathia, a sophomore from Sioux City, and Joel Patrick, a sophomore from Council Bluffs, Iowa, received All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) honors in both singles and doubles on the 2006 All-GPAC Men’s Tennis Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Sorathia and Patrick played number one and two singles for the Mustangs and teamed up to comprise the Mustangs’ No. 1 doubles tandem. Sorathia had a 6-6 record at No. 1 singles, while Patrick had a 6-5 mark at No. 2 singles. They had a 7-4 record as the Mustangs’ No. 1 flighted doubles team.
The Mustangs’ No. 3 doubles team of Zach Van Buskirk, a sophomore from Sioux City, and Chad Redmon, a sophomore from Altoona, Iowa, also made the All-GPAC team after they combined for a 6-1 doubles record this season.
Morningside’s Eric Peterson and Chris Gray each received honorable mention All-GPAC honors in singles. Peterson had a 6-5 record in the No. 5 singles flight, while Gray had a 4-3 mark at No. 6 singles.
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Nabil Sorathia, a sophomore from Sioux City, has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week.
Sorathia went 2-0 in both singles and doubles to lead the Mustangs to 6-3 triumphs against Dordt College and the University of Sioux Falls. Both of his singles victories came in super-breaker matches when he defeated Dordt’s Jake Compaan 4-6, 6-2, 10-3 and Sioux Falls’ Braden Bradfield 5-7, 6-2, 10-5. The two singles victories raised Sorathia’s record to 4-4 in the No. 1 singles flight.
He combined with teammate Joel Patrick for a pair of victories last week as the Mustangs’ No. 1 doubles duo improved their mark to 4-3.
Genzui Oishi, a senior from Saga, Japan, was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Men's Tennis Player of the Week after he helped lead the Mustangs to an 8-1 victory against Midland Lutheran College last Saturday at Fremont, Neb.
Oishi defeated the Warriors' Greg Costello 6-1, 6-2 in the No. 6 singles flight to raise his season's record to 3-0. Oishi also teamed with Zach Van Buskirk for an 8-3 triumph in the No. 2 doubles flight. Oishi tore his Achilles Tendon during the meet, but continued to play. The injury is expected to sideline Oishi for the remainder of the season.
The Mustangs' men's and women's tennis teams will dual against NCAA Division I Creighton University on Friday at Omaha, Neb.