Doubles Play Costs Mustangs Against Buena Vista
Morningside’s women’s tennis team had two champions and a runner-up at Saturday’s Midland University Doubles Tournament in Fremont, Neb.
The Mustangs’ Audri Swisher and Megan Solberg won the second flight with a 3-0 record and the Mustangs’ Kathryn Jones and Megan Carlson won the third flight with a 3-0 record.
Katie Hanson and Amanda Przymus had a 2-1 record and were the runner-up in the second flight.
Morningside had four teams compete in the men’s division of the tournament. The Mustangs’ top finish came from Jordan Ogren and Michael Nichols, who were the runner-ups in the fourth flight with a 2-1 record.
Austin Grundy and Alex Struck finished third in the first flight with a 1-2 record and Hunter Renn and Ryan Golden were third in the third flight with a 1-2 record.
Buena Vista’s strength in the doubles competition lifted the Beavers to a 5-4 women’s tennis victory against Morningside on Wednesday in Sioux City.
The Beavers swept all three doubles matches to put the Mustangs at a 3-0 deficit entering singles play.
Morningside swept the top three singles flights and also picked up a victory from Megan Carlson in the sixth flight.
Amanda Przymus had the Mustangs’ most lopsided victory with a 6-2, 6-0 win against Tasha Nelson in the third flight.
Carlson and Katie Hanson each lost only three games en route to their singles triumphs. Carlson blasted Samantha Kavan 6-2, 6-1 in the sixth flight, while Hanson trounced Haley Henrichs 6-3, 6-0 in the first flight.
The Mustangs’ other win came from Audri Swisher, who defeated Elizabeth Heffernan 7-6 (7-3), 6-1 in the second flight.
The Mustangs finished the dual portion of their fall season with a 1-2 record. Morningside will compete in the Midland University Doubles Tournament this Saturday in Fremont, Neb.