A four-time state tournament qualifier from one of Iowa’s perennial prep tennis powers is one of the recruits announced by Morningside men’s tennis head coach Larry Mason.
Morningside College head tennis coach Larry Mason announced the names of three high school recruits who will join the Mustang men’s team for the upcoming 2014 fall season.
The recruits are:
Jordan Betts of Sioux City. Betts is a 2014 graduate of Sioux City East High School, where he posted career records of 38-11 in singles and 12-6 in doubles as a three-year lettermen. He was the Black Raiders’ No. 1 singles player each of the past two seasons. Betts had a 16-3 singles record and was the No. 1 singles runner-up at the Missouri River Activities Conference (MRAC) tournament this past season. He had a 9-2 record in doubles en route to a third place finish at the Class 2A district tournament.
Betts had an 8-6 singles record and finished third at No. 1 singles at the MRAC tournament as a junior. He went 14-2 and was the MRAC No. 2 singles champion as a sophomore.
Joe Kruger of Slater, Iowa. Kruger is a 2014 graduate of Ballard High School, where he had a 12-3 singles record and a 13-7 doubles record over the past two seasons. He posted a 5-3 record at No. 1 singles and a 4-5 mark at No. 1 doubles this past season.
He was undefeated in singles as a junior when he posted a 7-0 record as a competitor in the fifth and sixth flights to compliment a 9-2 record at No. 2 and 3 doubles.
Jordan Nelson of Red Oak, Iowa. Nelson is a 2014 graduate of Red Oak High School, where he was a four-year varsity regular for a program that ranks fourth in the state with 12 state tournament appearances since 1983. Nelson finished his career with a 55-18 record in singles and a 56-17 record in doubles. He was a two-time state tournament qualifier in singles and a two-time state qualifier in doubles.
Nelson had a 14-5 record at No. 1 singles, was a No. 1 singles district tournament champion, and placed seventh at No. 1 singles at the Class 1A state tournament this past season.
He had a 20-7 singles record and a 13-1 doubles record as a junior to help lead Red Oak to a fourth place finish at the Class 1A team state tournament. Nelson also qualified for the 1A state tournament at No. 1 singles as a district runner-up. As a sophomore, Nelson had an 8-2 record at No. 2 singles and teamed with Craig White for a 21-4 record in doubles. Two of their four defeats came in the No. 1 doubles competition at the state tournament, where they placed seventh. Nelson was also a state qualifier at No. 1 doubles as a freshman when he had an 11-4 record in doubles and a 13-4 mark in singles.