Four Mustangs Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Mustangs Bow Out In GPAC Title Match
Solberg Named GPAC Player Of The Week
Grundy Receives Weekly GPAC Honor
Struck Is GPAC Player Of The Week
Morningside College placed 10 players on the 2013 All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s and Women’s tennis teams as selected by the league’s head coaches.
Austin Grundy, a junior from Sioux City, and Reid Rosen, a senior from Fairmont, Minn., were named to the All-GPAC Men’s Tennis Team at No. 1 Singles and No. 2 Singles, respectively. They were both repeat selections from last year’s All-GPAC team. Rosen earned All-GPAC honors in singles for the fourth year in a row, while Grundy achieved the feat for the third consecutive season.
Grundy had a 9-10 record this season, while Rosen had a record of 6-12.
Rosen and Grundy also made the All-GPAC team in doubles. Rosen and Gustav Hollnagel, a senior from Dresden, Germany, were named to the all-conference team at No. 1 doubles after they had a 7-15 record this season, while Grundy and Alex Struck, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, made the All-GPAC team at No. 2 doubles after they combined for a 9-8 record.
The Mustangs’ Mary Horton, Katie Hanson, Jacy Jahn, and Megan Solberg were named to the All-GPAC Women’s Tennis Team as singles players. Horton, a senior from Sioux City, had an 11-7 record at No. 1 singles. Hanson, a freshman from Saint Peter, Minn., had a 13-7 record at No. 4 singles. Jahn, a senior from Denison, Iowa, had a 17-3 record at No. 5 singles. Solberg, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., had a 15-4 record at No. 6 singles.
Horton and Solberg earned All-GPAC honors in singles for the second year in a row.
The Mustang women also had two doubles tandems tabbed to the All-GPAC Team. They were Amanda Przymus, a junior from Rapid City, S.D., and Jahn, who combined for 10-8 record at No. 2 doubles, and Audri Swisher, a sophomore from Spearfish, S.D., and Solberg, who combined for a 15-3 record at No. 3 doubles.
Jordan Ogren, a junior from Cherokee, and Przymus received honorable mention All-GPAC recognition in men’s and women’s singles, while Horton and Hansen received honorable mention All-GPAC recognition in women’s doubles.
Morningside’s women’s tennis team had a 12-9 record during the 2012-13 season. The Mustangs finished second in the GPAC regular season standings with a 6-1 record and were the runner-up at the GPAC Tennis Championship post-season tournament. The Morningside men had a 4-13 record and finished fourth in the GPAC with a 2-3 league mark.
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Four Morningside College tennis players have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
The Mustangs’ Daktronics-NAIA Tennis Scholar-Athletes are:
Gustav Hollnagel, a senior from Dresden, Germany. Hollnagel has a 3.99 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with majors in international affairs and industrial and organizational psychology. Hollnagel was also a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Mary Horton, a senior from Sioux City. Horton has a 3.99 cumulative GPA with a major in elementary education. Horton was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the third year in a row.
Amanda Przymus, a junior from Rapid City, S.D. Przymus has a 3.70 cumulative GPA with a major in psychology counseling.
Reid Rosen, a senior from Fairmont, Minn. Rosen has a 3.84 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration. Rosen was also a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.
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Morningside lost 5-0 against league regular season champion Nebraska Wesleyan 5-0 in the championship match in the GPAC Women's Tennis Championship tournament on May 4 in Fremont, Neb.
The Mustangs lost against Nebraska Wesleyan in the GPAC title match for the second year in a row.
Nebraska Wesleyan led 3-0 after the completion of the doubles competition and clinched the victory with singles triumphs from Katherine Ternent and Terah Maloley.
The Mustangs were leading in three of the remaining four singles matches when play was stopped.
The Mustangs finished the season with a 12-9 record. Morningside won nine of its last 11 duals. The team's only losses during that stretch both came against Nebraska Wesleyan.
Morningside had advanced to the championship final with a 5-1 victory against Concordia in Friday’s semifinals.
The Morningside men won their GPAC tournament opener with a 7-2 triumph against Concordia before they bowed out with a 5-1 loss against regular season champion Hastings in the semifinals.
The Mustang women led 2-1 after the completion of the doubles competition in their win against Concordia. Morningside finished the Bulldogs off with singles triumphs from Amanda Przymus, Audri Swisher, and Jacy Jahn, who all won in straight sets. Przymus had the most lopsided victory with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Chelsea Haack in the second flight, while Jahn lost only three games in a 6-2, 6-1 fifth flight triumph against Mikaela Barz.
The Mustang men opened the tourney with a 7-2 victory against Concordia in the quarterfinals for their second win against the Bulldogs this season. Morningside blanked Concordia 9-0 when the teams met during the regular season.
Morningside dominated the upper flights with straight set victories in the top three flights, dropping only seven games in the process. Gustav Hollnagel had the Mustangs’ most lopsided triumph with a 6-0, 6-1 win against Michael McCartney in the third flight. Austin Grundy lost only two games in a 6-2, 6-0 win against Nathan Wingfield in the first flight, while Reid Rosen won the second flight by a 6-2, 6-2 margin.
The Mustangs’ other singles victory came in the sixth flight with a 6-3, 7-5 triumph from Jordan Ogren.
Morningside swept the three doubles matches. Grundy and Alex Struck won by the widest margin with an 8-4 victory in the second flight.
The doubles team of Grundy and Struck had the Mustangs’ only win in their semifinal round loss against Hastings with an 8-6 triumph.
Megan Solberg, a sophomore from Mitchell, S.D., has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for April 1-7.
Solberg did not lose a game in two singles victories last week with 6-0, 6-0 triumphs against Mount Marty College’s Michaela Ramm and Midland University’s Tokeca Kephart to help the Mustangs win both duals with an 8-1 triumph against Mount Marty and a 9-0 victory against Midland.
Solberg also paired with Audri Swisher for 8-0 victories at No. 3 singles in both duals. She has an 11-3 record in singles and a 12-5 mark in doubles so far this season.
Austin Grundy, a junior from Sioux City, has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for March 18-24.
Grundy went 2-0 at No. 1 singles in a March 23 triangular in Waverly, Iowa. He had the Mustangs’ only victory in an 8-1 loss against Wartburg College with a 6-1, 2-6, 10-7 triumph against Yusuf Chowdhry. Grundy toppled Ashan DeSilva 6-1, 6-2 in the Mustangs’ 6-3 loss against Cornell College.
Aside from his two singles victories, Grundy also teamed with Alex Struck for an 8-6 win at No. 2 doubles in the dual against Cornell.
The Mustangs will dual against Doane College and Concordia University on April 13 in Omaha, Neb.
Alex Struck, a sophomore from Cherokee, Iowa, has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Men’s Tennis Player of the Week for March 11 to 17.
Struck helped lead the Mustangs to an 8-1 victory over Midland University in their GPAC opener on March 16 in Fremont, Neb. Struck lost only three games in a 6-1, 6-2 singles victory over Logan Meisinger in the fifth flight and paired with Austin Grundy for an 8-3 triumph in the No. 2 doubles flight.
Struck has a 4-6 singles record so far this season to lead the Mustangs in victories.
Morningside will take a 2-6 record into duals against Wartburg College and Cornell College on March 12 in Waverly, Iowa.