Morningside routed Nebraska Wesleyan 8-1 in a matchup of the GPAC’s two undefeated teams.

Katie Hanson

Cassie Stanek

Morningside trounced Nebraska Wesleyan 8-1 on Monday in Sioux City to win the GPAC women’s tennis regular season championship.

The dual pitted the only two undefeated teams in the league.

Morningside finished the regular season with a record of 8-0 in the GPAC and 11-2 overall. The Mustangs, who were also GPAC champions in 2014, have won their last nine duals in a row. Morningside’s last eight wins have come by a combined margin of 69-3.

The Mustangs’ Aileen Fuchs defeated Katherine Ternent by injury default in the No. 1 singles flight. Fuchs won the first set 6-3 and held a 1-0 advantage in the second set when Ternent was unable to finish.

Katie Hanson and Cassie Stanek each lost only three games while taking the second and third flights and Ons Souissi lost only four games while taking the fourth flight.

The Mustangs’ closest win came in the fifth singles flight where Megan Carlson defeated Torey Kogel 6-4, 5-7, 10-1.

Natasha Hongsermeir added a 6-0, 6-4 win in the sixth flight.

Hansen and Stanek rallied for an 8-5 win in the No. 1 doubles flight for their school-record 16th triumph of the season. They came back from a 4-1 deficit to win the match.

Morningside will compete in the GPAC Post-Season Tournament this Friday and Saturday in Fremont, Neb.

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