Morningside had five singles players and two doubles teams named to the All-GPAC Women’s Tennis Team.
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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