Audri Swisher and Megan Solberg completed their collegiate careers as the top two winners in the history of the Mustangs’ women’s tennis program.
Morningside College’s Audri Swisher and Megan Solberg completed their athletic careers as the top two winners in the history of the Mustangs’ women’s tennis program.
Swisher, a senior from Spearfish, S.D., posted identical 9-7 records in both singles and doubles competition this past season to finish her career with a combined 87 singles and doubles victories to break the former Morningside career standard of 69 combined wins she shared with 2015 graduate Amanda Przymus entering the campaign.
Solberg, a senior from Mitchell, S.D., had a 12-3 record in singles and a 6-3 mark in doubles this season to finish her career with 81 combined victories for the second highest total in Morningside history.
Solberg completed her career with a 50-19 singles record for the most singles wins in Morningside history, while Swisher had a 47-34 career mark in doubles for the most doubles wins in the Mustangs’ record book.
Swisher and Katie Hanson, a junior from Saint Peter, Minn., combined for a 9-7 doubles record this season to make them the most victorious doubles tandem in Morningside history with a career mark of 19-12. They broke the former Morningside record of 18 career doubles wins by the combination of Swisher and Solberg.
Hanson had a 13-8 record at No. 1 singles this season and climbed to third on Morningside’s all-time victory chart with 73 career singles and doubles triumphs.
Cassie Stanek, a sophomore from Sioux City, enjoyed a record breaking campaign in her first year with the Mustangs after she joined the team as a transfer from NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls. Stanek led the team with a 19-3 singles record and was their co-leader with 18 doubles triumphs en route to a school-record 37 combined victories to break the former Mustang standard of 33 combined wins by Solberg in 2012-13. Stanek’s 19 singles triumphs broke the former Morningside record of 17 singles victories set by Jacy Jahn in 2012-13 and her 18 doubles wins tied a Mustang record previously set by Swisher and Solberg in the 2012-13 season.
Megan Carlson, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, also tied the Mustangs’ record with 18 doubles victories this season. Carlson had an 18-6 record in doubles, including a 10-3 mark when paired with Natasha Hongsermeier, a junior from Phillips, Neb. Carlson, who had a 17-3 record in singles, posted the second highest single-season totals in the Morningside record book with her 17 singles triumphs and 35 combined singles and doubles wins.
Stanek and Kathryn Jones, a sophomore Laramie, Wyo., combined for an 11-4 doubles record to lead the Mustangs in doubles victories.
Morningside posted a 13-5 record and finished second in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) standings with a 6-1 league mark during the 2014-15 season. The Mustangs’ 13 wins was the second highest total in school history behind a 14-7 finish in 2011-12. The Mustangs have combined for a 51-26 record for a .662 winning percentage over the past four seasons.