Marilyn Cepeda, a freshman from Shenandoah, Iowa, will join the Mustangs’ women’s tennis team for the 2017-18 season announced Morningside head coach Larry Mason.

Cepeda is a 2017 graduate of Shenandoah High School, where she had an 11-4 record as the team’s No. 3 singles player this past season and helped lead the Fillies to a third place finish at Iowa’s Class 1A state tournament.

Cepeda had an 18-7 record in doubles and combined with Nicole Gilbert to win a district championship and finish fourth at this year’s Class 1A doubles state tournament. Cepeda and Gilbert advanced through the first two rounds of the state tournament before they dropped a 6-1, 6-1 verdict in the semifinals against the eventual state championship duo of Lauren McManus and Taylor Hogan of Waterloo Columbus Catholic. They lost 6-3, 6-2 against Brianne Eighme and Karlee Sinnott of Waterloo Columbus Catholic in the third place consolation match.

Cepeda had an 8-2 singles record and was a Class 1A state doubles qualifier as a junior.