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Amber Brown

Amber Brown

     Brown is Nuggets' first tennis signee of the year
May 5, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Amber Brown of Decatur, Ga., is the first women's tennis signee of 2010 for Xavier University of Louisiana.
     TennisRecruiting.net ranks Brown, a 5-foot-6 right-hander who is home-schooled, 27th in Georgia and 90th in the Southeast on its recruiting lists. She was a doubles runner-up in USTA National Open Championships in 2006 and 2003.
     Brown will be a psychology/pre-medical major at Xavier. She chose Xavier over Carnegie Mellon — which is ranked 10th in NCAA Division III — Case Western Reserve and NCAA Division I members Prairie View A&M and Florida A&M.
     "I think (Xavier) Coach (Alan) Green is really cool and very nice," Brown said. "When I met the team they were all very friendly to me. They made me feel right away like I was family. It was a warm experience and environment."
     Brown is the most recent Georgian to sign with Xavier tennis. Three men and three women from metro Atlanta were named All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference on Saturday, including GCAC Players of the Year Anastesia Opata of Lawrenceville and Steffen Giles-Osborn of Atlanta.
     The Gold Nuggets must replace three seniors — Opata, Angelina Callis and Colleen McArthur — for next season. The XU women are ranked 19th in the NAIA and will compete next at the NAIA National Championships in Mobile, Ala., on May 18-22. They qualified for nationals after winning the GCAC championship for the seventh time in eight seasons.


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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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