Morningside players captured both the women’s singles and doubles championships at the Southwestern Invitational tennis tournament.

Hanna Schoning

Anna Tussing

Cassie Stanek

Morningside College women’s tennis players won both the singles and doubles championships at the Southwestern College Invitational held Sept. 17 and 18 in Topeka, Kan.

The Mustangs’ Cassie Stanek went 5-0 en route to the singles championship. Stanek defeated Allyah Rayyan of College of Saint Mary 6-0, 6-3 in the title match.

Morningside’s Anna Tussing and Hanna Schoning combined to win the doubles championship with a 6-4, 1-6, 10-8 victory against Taylor Crawford and Jerica Thompson of Southwestern in the finals. Tussing and Schoning had a 4-0 record at the tournament.

The Mustangs’ Brandon Stoll reached the semifinals of the men’s singles tournament before he suffered a 6-3, 6-3 setback against Diego Nino of Southwestern Christian University.

Morningside also competed in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Tournament in Topeka.

The Mustangs’ best showing at the ITA regional came from its men’s doubles team of Stoll and Danny Graves, who held a 5-4 lead in the quarterfinals before they suffered an 8-5 loss against the No. 1-seeded team of Marc Sajulio and Hector Carrillo of McPherson College.