Mustangs dominate All-GPAC women's tennis selections

May 9, 2014, in Athletics, Women's Tennis

Larry Mason

Morningside College had five of its six singles players along with two doubles teams named to the 2014 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Tennis Team as selected by the league’s head coaches.

In addition to their seven all-conference selections, the Mustangs’ Larry Mason was named the 2014 Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Women’s Tennis Coach of the Year after he guided the Mustangs to a 12-4 record and the team’s first-ever GPAC regular season and post-season tournament championships. The Mustangs had a perfect 7-0 record in their GPAC duals.

Morningside will make its first-ever appearance in the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship tournament scheduled for May 13-17 in Mobile, Ala. The Mustangs will face 11th-ranked Westmont College in a first round match at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13.

Mason also received the GPAC Coach of the Year award in 2012.

Morningside’s All-GPAC selections are Katie Hanson at No. 1 singles, Jeannine Stocker at No. 2 singles, Audri Swisher at No. 3 singles, Amanda Przymus at No. 4 singles, and Megan Solberg at No. 6 singles.

Hanson, a sophomore from Saint Peter, Minn., has a 10-6 record, all at No. 1 singles.

Stocker, a freshman from Lucerne, Switzerland, has a 6-6 record at No. 2 singles.

Swisher, a junior from Spearfish, S.D., has a 12-4 record, including a 9-3 mark at No. 3 singles, to lead the team in victories.

Przymus, a senior from Rapid City, S.D., has a 10-4 record, including a 9-2 mark at No. 4 singles.

Solberg, a junior from Mitchell, S.D., has a 10-5 record, including a 9-2 mark at No. 6 singles.

Hanson and Swisher also made the All-GPAC team at No. 1 doubles, where they have a 9-4 record. Morningside’s Kathryn Jones, a freshman from Laramie, Wyo., and Megan Carlson, a freshman from Cherokee, Iowa, made the All-GPAC team at No. 3 doubles, where they have a 14-5 record for the most victories among the Mustangs’ doubles combinations.

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