Mustang women's tennis team breaks four school records
Morningside College’s women’s tennis team broke four school records during the 2013-14 season.
Amanda Przymus, a senior from Rapid City, S.D., had a 10-5 record in singles and an 8-11 record in doubles this season to raise her career total to 69 combined victories to break the former Morningside record of 62 combined singles and doubles wins set by 2013 graduate Mary Horton. Przymus won 35 singles matches and 34 doubles matches during her career for the second highest totals in Morningside history.
Audri Swisher, a junior from Spearfish, S.D., also reached 69 career victories to tie Przymus for the most wins in Morningside history. Swisher had the Mustangs’ top singles record this season at 12-5 for the sixth highest victory total in Morningside history. She had a 12-8 record in doubles competition for the 10th highest single-season win total in school history and her 24 combined triumphs was the sixth highest single-season total in Morningside history.
Aside from her record 69 career combined victories, Swisher also became the Mustangs’ all-time leader in career doubles triumphs. Swisher, who has a 38-27 career record in doubles competition, broke the former Morningside record of 30 career doubles wins set by Horton. Swisher ranks fifth on the Mustangs’ all-time singles victory list with a career record of 31-27.
Swisher and Megan Solberg, a junior from Mitchell, S.D., combined for a 3-3 record as a doubles team this season after they had set a school record with a 15-3 record during the 2012-13 campaign. They raised their career record to 18-6 to set a new Morningside record for career victories by a doubles team, breaking the former record held by Karla Engbard and Tracy Johnson, who combined for a 17-7 record over the 1997 and 1998 campaigns.
Aside from comprising one-half of the Mustangs’ most successful doubles team in school history, Solberg also became the top singles winner in Morningside history. Solberg had a 10-6 record this season to raise her career mark to 38-16 to break the former Morningside record of 32 career singles victories set by 2013 graduates Horton and Jacy Jahn. Solberg, who has a 25-11 career record in doubles competition, climbed to third in the Morningside record book with 63 career combined victories.
Kathryn Jones, a freshman from Laramie, Wyo., and Megan Carlson, a freshman from Cherokee, Iowa, combined for a 14-5 doubles record this season to finish one shy of the Morningside single-season record of 15 doubles wins set by Swisher and Solberg last year and by Horton and Shannon Schroeder in 2011-12.
Katie Hanson, a sophomore from Saint Peter, Minn., had a 10-7 record at No. 1 singles and combined with Swisher for a 9-5 record at No. 1 doubles. Hanson has a 23-14 singles record after her first two seasons to move into seventh place on the Mustangs’ all-time singles victory list. She is sixth in the Mustangs’ record book with 48 career combined victories.
Morningside posted a 12-5 record during the 2013-14 season for its second highest victory total in school history. The Mustangs won their first-ever Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) regular season championship with a perfect 7-0 record in league duals and then won their first-ever GPAC Post-Season Tournament championship with a 5-3 victory against Doane College in the title match to qualify for the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship tournament for the first time in school history.
The Mustangs, who were the GPAC runner-up each of the previous two years, have a 38-21 record for a .644 winning percentage over the past three seasons, including a 19-2 mark for a .905 victory rate in regular season GPAC competition.