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Abbas is GCAC Player of the Week for 2nd time this year
April 5, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Hassan Abbas, who closed Xavier University of Louisiana's trip to California with consecutive victories against NAIA top-20 singles players, is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men's tennis for March 29-April 4.
     Abbas a junior from Saltaire, England, and a graduate of Bingley Grammar School and Ventura (Calif.) College defeated No. 18 Lucas Pereira of Vanguard 7-5, 6-3 on Wednesday and No. 9 Augusto Elias of Concordia (Calif.) 6-4, 6-1 on Thursday. Abbas is 19-6 in singles this season and leads the Gold Rush in victories and winning percentage.
     Abbas played doubles with Sean Richardson as a partner for the first time and recorded victories on consecutive days. The first victory came against Aaron Frantz and Jose Hilla of top-ranked and defending NAIA champion Fresno Pacific.
     It's the second time this year that Abbas won the GCAC award. He also did it for Feb. 1-7.


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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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