Two-time state tournament place winner Max Prochaska will join the Mustangs’ men’s tennis team.
Max Prochaska of Omaha, Neb., will enroll at Morningside this fall and compete for the Mustangs’ men’s tennis team announced Morningside head tennis coach Larry Mason.
Prochaska is a senior at Ralston High School, where he will graduate as the school-record holder with 87 career singles victories. Prochaska compiled an 87-22 singles record during his prep career while playing No. 2 singles as a freshman and No. 1 singles over his final three seasons. He had a 36-10 record in doubles for an overall record of 133-32.
He had a 23-5 singles record as a senior and placed fifth at No. 1 singles in the Class B state tournament. Prochaska, who was seeded fifth, opened the state tourney with a 6-2, 6-0 victory against 12th-seeded Avery Munson of North Platte before he dropped a 6-3, 6-2 verdict against No. 4 seed Samuel Coy of Lincoln Pius X in the quarterfinals. Prochaska rebounded with a pair of victories in the consolation bracket, including a 6-3, 6-2 triumph against No. 7 seed Jeff Petit of Holdrege in the match for fifth place.
Prochaska had a 25-6 record as a junior and lost in the Class B No. 1 singles state tournament semifinals en route to a fourth place finish.
Prochaska was the River Cities Conference No. 1 singles champion as a junior and senior and was a four-time all-conference selection. He earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) as a senior.
Morningside’s men’s tennis team posted a 14-9 record to set a school record for wins during the 2016-17 season. The Mustangs finished third in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 3-2 league mark and lost 5-1 against regular season champion Hastings College in the GPAC Post-Season Tournament Championship Match.