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2013-14 Quick Facts
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Name of School:  Xavier University of Louisiana
City/Zip:  New Orleans LA 70125
Founded:  1925 by the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament
Enrollment:  3,118 (fall 2013 semester)
Nickname:  Gold Rush (men), Gold Nuggets (women)
School Colors:  Gold and white
Home Facilty:  XU Tennis Center (capacity 200)
Affiliation:  NAIA Division I
Conference:  Gulf Coast Athletic (www.gcaconf.com)
President:  Dr. Norman C. Francis
Alma Mater, Year:  Xavier, 1952
Interim Athletics Director:  Dannton Jackson
Alma Mater, Year:  Xavier, 1992 and 1996
Administrative Assistant II:  Alma Henderson
Athletics Department Phone:  (504) 520-7329
Athletics Trainer:  Melvin Wallis

First Season of Men's Tennis:  not available
Overall All-Time Record:  not available
Number of Years in NAIA National Championship: 
5 — 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
Last Postseason Opponent:  Vanguard in the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship at Mobile, Ala., on May 16, 2013
Result:  Vanguard 5, Xavier 2
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championships Won:  5 — 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2005
NAIA Unaffiliated Group Championships Won: 
3 — 2013, 2012, 2011
   Sports Information
Sports Information Director:  Ed Cassiere
SID Office Phone:  (504) 520-5707
Home Phone:  (504) 888-4004
Cell Phone/Text Messaging:  (504) 256-5380
Email:  ecassier@xula.edu
Alternate Email:  ecassiere@yahoo.com
SID Fax:  (504) 520-7934
SID Mailing Address:  1 Drexel Drive, Campus Box 92, New Orleans LA 70125 (same address for overnight shipping)
Athletics Website:  www.xula.edu/athletics
Men's Tennis Website:  www.xula.edu/athletics/mt

Team Information
2013 Overall Record:  15-8 (3-2 home, 5-4 away, 7-2 neutral)
2013 Conference Record / Finish:  0-0
2013 Postseason:  Won NAIA Unaffiliated Group 3 tournament; reached quarterfinals of NAIA National Championship
Final National Ranking:  5th
Lettermen Returning/Lost:  3/2

Men's Tennis Staff
Head Coach:  Alan Green
Alma Mater, Year:  Xavier, 2002
Record at School (Years):  142-101 (10 years)
Career Record (Years):  142-101 (10 years)
Men's Tennis Office Phone:  (504) 520-5008
Fax Number:  (504) 520-7934
Head Coach Email:  amgreen@xula.edu
Best Time to Reach Coach:  Weekday mornings

Player Information
Lettermen Returning Ht. Yr. Singles Doubles Other
Kyle Montrel 6-0 So. 16-4 18-4 ITA All-America in doubles
Nikita Soifer 6-0 Jr. 17-11 21-6 NAIA second-team All-America
Viktor Svoboda 6-0 Sr. 18-10 20-6  

Lettermen Lost Ht. Yr. Singles Doubles Other
Benjamin Brading 5-10 Fr. 1-20 1-1  
Loic Didavi 6-2 Sr. 16-6 18-5 NAIA All-America in singles and doubles

Others Not Returning Ht. Yr. Singles Doubles Other
Corey Huggins 6-2 Sr. 0-0 0-0 Letterman in 2011-12, redshirt in 2012-13
Amir Rahbar 6-1 Jr. 1-3 0-0 Letterman in 2010-11 and 2011-12

Newcomers Ht. Yr. Hometown Most Recent School
Adam Albrecht 6-1 Fr. Ladna, Czech Republic Gymnasium Breclav
Kevin Chaouat 6-1 So. Sarcelles, France Embry-Riddle (Fla.) Aeronautical University
Vincenzo Ciccone 5-4 Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y. ASA Junior College
Jordan Harrell 6-0 Fr. Lithonia, Ga. Martin Luther King High School
Tushar Mandlekar 5-11 Fr. Bhilai, India Deepak Nagar


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
Campus Box 92
New Orleans, LA 70125
(504) 520-7329 phone
(504) 520-7934 fax

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