Mustang tennis adds three more signings for 2020-21 season

MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s tennis coach Jon Parker announced on Monday, that three more student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and tennis careers at SMSU.

Joining the SMSU program this fall include Maegan Flight, a native of Charleston, Ill., Silvia Poulakidas from Salta, Argentina, and Kennedy Torgerson, a native of Chisago City.

Flight will have one season of eligibility remaining at SMSU after playing three seasons at NCAA Division II University of Illinois-Springfield. She finished among the top two on the UIS team in singles victories in each of her first three seasons, compiling a record of 39-17. She also won 25 matches in doubles play prior to the 2019-20 season. She compiled a record of 9-4 in singles play during the 2019-20 season before the season was canceled in March.

Flight is a 2016 graduate of Charleston High School where she was a four-time state tournament qualifier. She racked up a 19-0 record as a senior during the regular season, won the 2016 section championship and also won a match at the state tournament. She was named the USTA District 18-U Player of the Year in 2016.

Poulakidas is a 2020 graduate of Centro de Estudios a Distancia de Salta High School. She was also active in both basketball and handball.

Torgerson was a multi-year letter winner in tennis, playing mostly singles and is a 2020 graduate of Chisago Lakes High School. She was also involved in dance and gymnastics.

The SMSU tennis program has now signed five student-athletes for the upcoming 2020-21 season. The three signings today join, Courtenay Leonard (Albuquerque, N.M.) from Cowley College and Maja Louisa Harck from Harrislee, Germany, who both signed with the program earlier this spring.

Parker recently completed his first season at SMSU after being named to the position in January.

— Content courtesy

of SMSU Athletic



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