Mac women netters dominate KCAC honors

By Steve Sell
April 24, 2015

Undefeated KCAC women’s tennis champion McPherson College, predictably, dominated the All-Conference team announced today.

Nikki Vorhees, Brooke Vorhees and Nikki Thornburg all made the first team, with Brittany Gourley attaining second-team status.

Thornburg also was named the KCAC Newcomer of the Year.

Nikki Vorhees played No. 1 singles and combined with her sister in doubles, where they were 13-4. It is a repeat first-team selection for her.

Brooke Vorhees also made the first team for a second straight year.

Thornburg was 10-4 in singles and 7-7 in doubles, partnering with Nadine Baquiran.

Gourlay made the second team for a second straight year, highlighted by her 12-5 singles record.

Even though Mac was the undefeated conference champion under the guidance of Justin Stuckey, it was Southwestern’s Jason Speegle who was tabbed Coach of the Year. Bethel’s Bree Honer was Most Valuable Player and Tabor’s Jessica Emoto was Freshman of the Year. Rebecca Faber of Tabor and Sara Peck of Southwestern were the Scholar-Athletes of the Year, and Kansas Wesleyan’s Heather Koester was chosen the KCAC Sportsmanship Winner.

Joining the Mac players on the first team were Emoto, Honer and Allie Hipp of Bethel.