Los Gorloks Return! Tennis Goes International

| April 27, 2012

Los Gorloks!

This spring saw the return of “Los Gorloks,” a nickname the Webster University men’s and women’s tennis teams have given themselves to celebrate the international flavor of teams past and present, and to honor members that hail from Central America in particular.

Wearing team shirts emblazoned with “Los Gorloks,” the teams took on Maryville University April 12 at the Webster Groves Tennis Center. For the 2012 men’s squad, juniors Diego Alarcon and Agustin Villalba hail from Quito, Ecuador, and attended the American School. Though schooled in the U.S., junior Francissco Cortez (Quincy High School, Ill.) was born in El Salvador.

In recent years the men’s and women’s teams have had a heavy international flavor to them with student/athletes from Bosnia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Japan and The Phillipines.

These students have contributed greatly to the growing success of the tennis program at Webster. In May, the Webster women will be making their second NCAA III Championships appearance in three years, after winning a record 19 matches this season. The men’s squad set a record for wins in a season as well, with 14 victories.

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