Two transfers to join Morningside tennis teams
Morningside College men’s and women’s tennis head coach Larry Mason announced the names of two transfers who will join the Mustangs this fall.
They are Cassie Stanek of Sioux City, who will join the Mustangs with sophomore eligibility as a transfer from NCAA Division II University of Sioux Falls, and Brandon Stoll of Spirit Lake, Iowa, who will join the Mustangs with freshman eligibility as a transfer from NCAA Division II Augustana College, where he was a member of the baseball team.
Stanek had a 2-3 singles record at Sioux Falls this past season.
Stanek is a 2013 graduate of Bishop Heelan Catholic High School, where she was a four-year starter and four-time Missouri River Activities Conference (MRAC) champion. She was the MRAC champion at No. 1 singles as a sophomore, junior, and senior and a MRAC champion at No. 2 doubles as a freshman.
Her best season with the Crusaders came as a junior when she posted a perfect 19-0 singles record in the regular season, was a region tournament champion, and placed seventh at the Class 1A state tournament. Stanek won three of five matches at the state tournament, including a 6-2, 6-1 romp against Jenna Wilkinson of Independence in the seventh place consolation match.
Stanek had a 17-1 record at No. 6 singles as a freshman.
Stoll is a 2013 graduate of Spirit Lake High School, where he had a career singles record of 41-16. Stoll was a three-time state tournament qualifier, a two-time district tournament champion, and a three-time All-Lakes Conference performer.
He had a 21-1 singles record, was the Lakes Conference champion at No. 1 singles, and qualified for the Class 1A state tournament as a district tournament champion during his senior campaign.
As a junior, Stoll paired with Wes Bergquist to win a district doubles championship and place sixth at the Class 1A state doubles tournament.
Stoll also qualified for the 1A state doubles tournament with Bergquist when he was a sophomore. They were district tournament runner-ups and won their opening round match at the state tournament before a second round loss against the eventual state champions from Waterloo Columbus Catholic.