All-time victory leader

May 23, 2018 • Athletics

Akshay Krishna

Jordan Betts

Akshay Krishna, a senior from Lima, Peru, finished his Morningside College men’s tennis career as the Mustangs’ all-time victory leader.

Krishna posted an 11-12 record as the Mustangs’ No. 5 singles player and combined with Jordan Betts, a senior from Sioux City, for a 10-12 record at No. 2 doubles to finish the season with 21 combined singles and doubles triumphs. Krishna finished his career with 83 combined victories to break the former Morningside record of 80 career triumphs set by Austin Grundy from 2010-14.

Krishna finished with a 35-34 career record in singles for the fourth highest singles victory total in the Mustangs’ record book. Krishna, who was already the Mustangs’ all-time leader in doubles victories entering the campaign, raised his total to 48 career doubles triumphs.

Betts and Krishna combined for a 37-32 doubles record over their careers to make them the all-time winningest doubles tandem in Morningside history.

Betts had an 8-13 record as the Mustangs’ No. 4 singles player this season to finish his career with a 38-28 record to rank third on the Mustangs’ all-time singles victory list. Betts finished his career second in the Mustangs’ record book with 41 career doubles wins and third with 79 career combined victories.

Krishna was the Mustangs’ most consistent singles victory leader this season with his 11-12 record, while Bernardo Cadario, a junior from Santa Cruz, Bolivia, and Jory Opp, a freshman from Glendive, Mont., had the Mustangs’ top doubles record with a 6-4 mark in the third flight.

Morningside posted a 5-15 record during the 2017-18 men’s tennis season and finished fourth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 2-3 league mark.