Twenty members of Central’s men’s and women’s tennis teams traveled to Mérida, Yucatán, in January to participate in the Augie Lugo International Tennis Tournament. The tournament was created in memory of Augie Lugo ’84 by one of his tennis teammates, Pedro Gongora ’84.
Gongora and Lugo were both successful tennis players at Central. Lugo is the only tennis player in Central history to receive All-America recognition.
Last year, Gongora began planning how to honor Lugo, who was killed in a car accident in 2004. With the help of other Central alumni and connections in Mérida, the tournament idea was born. Hosted at the Patricio Espinosa Tennis Academy, the venue had yet another connection to Central: Patricio Espinosa is a former Central language assistant and brother of Gabriel Espinosa ’79.