Austin Grundy became the Mustangs’ all-time victory leader during the 2013-14 men’s tennis season.
Austin Grundy, a senior from Sioux City, became the all-time victory leader in the history of the Morningside College men’s tennis program during the 2013-14 season.
Grundy had a 13-8 record at No. 1 singles and combined with Alex Struck, a junior from Cherokee, Iowa, for a 7-15 record at No. 1 doubles to raise his career total to 80 combined singles and doubles victories. Grundy shattered the former Morningside record of 63 career triumphs set by 2013 graduate Reid Rosen. Grundy’s 20 combined wins during the 2013-14 campaign was the fourth highest single-season total in the Mustangs’ record book.
Aside from his 80 combined wins, Grundy also became the Mustangs’ all-time leader in career singles victories. Grundy, a four-year regular at No. 1 singles, finished his career with a record of 45-26 to top the former Mustang standard of 34 career singles wins by 2013 graduate Gustav Hollnagel, who had a 34-32 record during his career. Grundy had a 35-44 record in doubles during his career to finish one win shy of Rosen’s Morningside record of 36 career doubles triumphs. Fifteen of Grundy’s career doubles victories came while paired with Struck to make them the third most successful doubles tandem in Morningside history in career wins.
Grundy’s 13 singles victories this year tied the Mustangs’ record for wins in a season previously set by Grundy during his 2010-11 freshman campaign.
Danny Graves, a freshman from Sioux City, also tied the Mustangs’ single-season record for singles victories and had the best record on the team at 13-7. Graves, who had six victories in doubles competition, finished with 19 combined victories for the sixth highest single-season total in the Morningside record book.
Aside from combining for a team-high seven doubles victories with Grundy, Struck had a 10-10 record as the Mustangs’ No. 4 singles player for the fifth highest single-season win total in Morningside history, while his 17 combined wins ranked 10th.
Morningside posted a 2-13 dual record during the 2013-14 season and finished fifth in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 1-4 league mark.