Augustana senior Kornelia Staniszewska has won more matches than any player ever at Augustana. The three time all-american from Poland is unbeaten in number one singles and doubles this season.
"She's beaten the University of Minnesota's number one player...and she's beat Creighton's number one, and Drake's number one, and Iowa State's number one. So she could've basically transferred anywhere she wanted to after her first year," says head coach Marc Kurtz.
"It's been amazing journey good experience. If I could, I would repeat it again probably. It's almost done which is sad, but I really enjoy it," says Staniszewska.
Staniszewska is one part an Augie program that has won 110 NSIC regular season matches in a row. Augie hasn't lost a conference match since 2009. Head coach Marc Kurtz, who's in his 14th season, has built this powerhouse.
"It's been a long time, but it started with that first class. And once we started getting into a streak and kind of had a winning streak going, I think it's just kind of carried over. Each team after that has wanted to continue that tradition," says Kurtz.
"I mean that's one of our things we have really good depth. We have solid players all through the lineup. Each spot is going to give really good competition, really good fight. We definitely have depth on this team," says sophomore Grace Goble.
The goal of this team is to get back to the Sweet 16 of the National Tournament. It's been six years since that's happened, and the Vikings feel they have the team to do it.
"There's two teams from each of the eight regions that get to the Sweet 16, and we haven't quite got there in a few years. So we want to get there again, we've gotten really close, but haven't been there in awhile," says Kurtz.
"We'll play our best and give our give our best effort, attitude, and we'll see. You know every day work now we have to give our 100 percent til the end," says Staniszewska.