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Opata wins GCAC award for fourth time in two years
April 12, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Anastesia Opata is the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week in women's tennis for April 5-11.
     It's the first time this season that Opata — a senior from Lawrenceville, Ga., and a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School — has won the award and her fourth time in two years.
     Although Xavier lost 5-2 Saturday at Southern University, Opata was unbeaten at No. 1 doubles and No. 1 singles. She teamed with Angelina Callis for an 8-7 (8-4) victory over Megan Wiltz and Kathryn Curtis, then rallied to defeat Wiltz 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5). Opata is 3-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles in her career against Southern.
     Opata is the third Gold Nugget to win the GCAC award this year. Callis and Colleen McArthur also did it.
     Sports information directors of GCAC members nominate and select the players of the week.
     Xavier's women and men will play NCAA Division I opponent Alcorn State at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center.


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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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