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XU's Abbas rallies to win singles title at HBCU event
September 26, 2009

Men's Results

     ATLANTA — Xavier University of Louisiana's Hassan Abbas rallied Saturday to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Eduardo Luque 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (7-4) in the men's singles B-flight final of the HBCU National Tennis Championships.
     Abbas, a junior from Saltaire, England, and in his first year at Xavier, fought off three match points in the 12th game of the third set en route to his fifth victory in three days. Abbas was an ITA/California Community College Athletic Association All-American for Ventura College this past season.
     Luque was an All-Southwestern Athletic Conference doubles selection this past season.
     This was the final fall competition for the Gold Rush, which will resume its 2009-10 schedule with dual matches in January. Xavier's women have one more fall event, the Warhawk Classic on Oct. 9-11 at Monroe, La.


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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 and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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