Morningside blanked Concordia 5-0 to advance to the championship match at the GPAC Women’s Tennis Tournament.

Cassie Stanek

Aileen Fuchs

Morningside blanked Concordia 5-0 in Friday evening’s semifinals of the GPAC Women’s Tennis Tournament in Fremont, Neb., to set up a dual against defending champion Nebraska Wesleyan in Saturday’s championship match slated for 10 a.m. The winner will advance to the NAIA Women’s Tennis National Championship tournament to be held May 17-21 in Mobile, Ala.

The Mustangs routed Nebraska Wesleyan 8-1 to win the GPAC’s regular season championship earlier this week in a Monday dual in Sioux City.

Morningside advanced to Saturday’s final with little resistance from Concordia, which won only three games when the Mustangs swept the three doubles matches.

The Mustangs clinched the victory when Aileen Fuchs and Cassie Stanek won their singles matches.

Fuchs didn’t lose a game in a 6-0, 6-0 triumph against Hailey Lemos in the first flight and Stanek won by a 6-1, 6-3 margin over Katelinn Wurm in the third flight.

Fuchs and Carlson had the Mustangs’ most convincing doubles victory with an 8-0 whitewashing in the second flight, while Ons Souissi and Natasha Hongsermeier won 8-1 in the third flight and Stanek and Katie Hanson won 8-2 in the first flight.

Morningside will take a 12-2 record and a 10-dual winning streak into Saturday’s GPAC Tournament Championship Match.

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