Morningside suffered a 5-1 loss against Hastings in the championship match of the GPAC Men’s Tennis Tournament.

Danny Graves

Hastings denied Morningside’s bid for a first-ever GPAC Men’s Tennis Tournament title with a 5-1 victory against the Mustangs in Saturday’s tourney championship match in Fremont, Neb.

Danny Graves had the Mustangs’ victory in the dual with a 6-1, 6-2 triumph against Mark Gueswell at No. 1 singles. Graves, the only senior in the Mustangs’ lineup, finished the season with a 14-9 singles record for his career high in victories.

Graves and Jesus Sanz almost gave the Mustangs a win at No. 1 doubles, where they dropped a close 9-8 (7-4) verdict against the Broncos’ top tandem of Zach Inman and Dakota Burns.

Morningside finished the season with a 14-9 record to shatter its previous school record of nine wins in a season in the 2011-12, 2014-15 and 2015-16 campaigns.

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