WICHITA, Kan. – Friends University women’s tennis graduate assistant intern coach Estefania Castrillon has been promoted to the program’s new head coach.
“We are so excited to have Stef as our new head Women’s Tennis coach,” said Scott Moshier, Friends University Assistant VP of Operations. “She has a tremendous passion for the sport as well as working with athletes to help guide them both on and off the court. Stef will do a fantastic job representing Friends University.”
Castrillon is in her second year as the women’s tennis GA and helped coach current senior Nikolett Krivek (SR/Szged, Hungary) to All-KCAC recognition last season.
“Becoming the head coach of the women’s tennis team at Friends University is a huge opportunity that I am ready to embrace and I look forward to the challenges ahead,” Castrillon said.
“I couldn’t be happier to continue my tennis coaching career in the school that provided me with the experience to discover my passion for coaching college athletes as a graduate assistant coach. I am so excited to continue being a part of the Falcons Family in this new role as a head coach.”
Prior to arriving at Friends, Castrillon served as a tennis coach at RDUTennis (American University/Catholic University of America/Trinity Washington University, a tennis camp/clinic for adults and kids in Washington, D.C. from 2017-18. She was also an Intern Wheelchair tennis coach at Bogota Tennis League in Bogota, Columbia from 2014-16.
Castrillon enjoyed a star-studded collegiate career, winning NCAA D-II East Coast Conference Tennis Player of the Year at the University of the District of Columbia along with an appearance in the ITA East Regional championship finals. She was also selected as the team captain for UDC during the 2019-20 campaign.
A native of Bogota, Columbia, Castrillon earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of the District of Columbia and is currently progressing towards a Global Master of Business Administration degree from Friends University.
The Women’s Tennis Falcons have completed the fall portion of their schedule and will open up the spring season on Mar. 1 at the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb.