Five Mustangs named to All-GPAC Women's Tennis Team
Morningside College placed five players on the 2015 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.
The Mustangs’ All-GPAC selections are Katie Hanson at No. 1 singles, Audri Swisher at No. 2 singles, Cassie Stanek at No. 3 singles, Megan Carlson at No. 5 singles, and Megan Solberg at No. 6 singles.
Hanson, Swisher, and Solberg are all repeat selections from last year.
Hanson, a junior from Saint Peter, Minn., had a 13-8 record as the Mustangs’ No. 1 singles player. She received All-GPAC honors for the third year in a row.
Swisher, a senior from Spearfish, S.D., had a 9-7 record and earned All-GPAC laurels for the third time in her career.
Stanek, a sophomore from Sioux City, posted a 19-3 record in her first season with the team to break the Mustangs’ former record of 17 singles victories in a season set by Jacy Jahn during the 2012-13 campaign. Stanek joined the Mustangs this season as a transfer from NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls.
Carlson, a junior from Cherokee, Iowa, posted a 17-3 singles record to tie Jahn’s previous Morningside standard for wins in a season.
Solberg, a senior from Mitchell, S.D., had a 12-3 singles record and was named to the All-GPAC Team for the fourth time in her career.
The Mustangs’ No. 1 doubles team of Hanson and Swisher and their No. 3 doubles team of Carlson and Natasha Hongsermeier, a junior from Phillips, Neb., received All-GPAC honorable mention recognition.
Hanson and Swisher combined for a 9-7 record, while Carlson and Hongsermeier paired for a 10-3 record to lead the Mustangs’ doubles tandems with a .769 winning percentage.
Morningside posted a 13-5 record and finished second in the GPAC standings with a 6-1 league record.
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