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Golf team finishes eighth, fifth in two tournaments 

The Webster University golf team finished eighth out of 23 teams in the two-day Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on April 6 and 7 in Normal, Ill. Webster recorded a two-round team score of 622.

Four Gorloks finished within six shots of each other. The two freshmen on the team placed highest individually for the Gorloks —Tanner Rabb tied for 18th with a 153 and Matt Vanderbeek tied for 27th with a 155.

Junior Steven Kinsman shot a 156, finishing tied for 32nd. Junior Kyler Scott tied for 50th after shooting a 159. Junior Dan Klipsch rounded out Webster’s scoring by shooting a 164 and tying for 71st.

Webster then placed fifth in the two-day Taylor University Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind., on April 9 and 10. The Gorloks had a two-round total of 687.

Vanderbeek led the way by shooting a 166, which placed him 11th in the individual standings. Rabb shot a 171 and finished tied for 16th. Kinsman (175), Scott (176) and Klipsch (184) rounded out the Gorloks’ scoring.

Webster’s next tournament is the Weist Foundation Classic on April 13 and 14. The first round will be at the Red Tail Run Golf Club in Decatur, Ill., and the second round will be at the Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur.

Women’s tennis shuts out Greenville College

Webster University freshman Lauren Hacker serves during the Gorloks' 9-0 win at Greenville College on April 5. PHOTO BY MACKENZIE WILDER.

The Webster University women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to 11 after dominating Greenville College 9-0 on April 5 in Greenville, Ill. The victory improved Webster’s St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference record to 5-0 and overall record to 15-1.

Several Gorloks extended their singles win streaks with victories against Greenville. Senior Allison Tungate — who extended her win streak to 13 — and freshman Marissa Lewis swept their opponents 6-0, 6-0 in the two and three singles spots, respectively.

Junior Lindsey Hays and freshman Lauren Hacker both ran their win streaks to nine at the four and five singles spots, respectively. Freshman Mackenzie Wilder has won eight straight matches after winning at the six spot.

Allison Tungate and Paige Tungate won a close match at No. 1 doubles, 9-8 (7-1). Hays and Hacker won at No. 2 doubles 8-2, and Lewis, along with freshman Kathleen Kennedy, won at No. 3, 8-1.

Webster has two home matches at the Webster Groves Tennis Center in the upcoming week. The Gorloks play Maryville University at 6 p.m. on April 12 before facing last year’s SLIAC tournament champion Principia College at 2 p.m. on April 14.

The Gorloks then close out the week by traveling to Washington University to take on the Bears at 3 p.m. on April 17.

Six Webster athletes earn SLIAC Player of the Week honors

Six Webster University athletes have been named St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Players of the Week for April 2-8, a school-record.

Seniors David Mueller and Tom Henke were named the Baseball Pitcher and Hitter of the Week, respectively. Mueller threw a complete-game shutout in a 10-0 victory over Blackburn College on April 6. Henke hit .563 in the Gorloks’ four games from April 5-7. Henke had seven RBIs and nine hits, including four doubles and a home run.

Freshman Taylor Gibbs repeated as the Softball Hitter of the Week. In Webster’s four games from April 4-6, Gibbs had seven RBIs on seven hits. Including her third and fourth home runs of the year.

Senior Allison Tungate and junior Josh Sellmeyer were named Tennis Players of the Week. Tungate swept both of her singles matches — 6-0, 6-0 — against Blackburn and Greenville College. Sellmeyer remained undefeated on the year after winning in singles and doubles against Greenville.

Freshman Tanner Rabb was named Golfer of the Week. Rabb tied for 18th place individually out of 120 golfers in the April 6 and 7 Illinois Wesleyan Invitational. Rabb also finished 29th out of 88 golfers in the April 1 and 2 Gorlok Invitational.

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