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For 2nd time in 3 years, Green is state Coach of the Year

Coach Alan Green

Coach Alan Green
     Hassan Abbas

Hassan Abbas
     Zach Taylor

Zach Taylor
     May 28, 2011


     NEW ORLEANS — For the second time in three years, Xavier University of Louisiana's Alan Green is Coach of the Year on the All-Louisiana men's tennis team selected by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
     The team, announced late Saturday, includes two Xavier players. Senior Hassan Abbas made the first team, and junior Zach Taylor is on the second team.
     Green, a New Orleans native in his eighth season at Xavier, led the Gold

Rush to a 13-10 record, a third consecutive berth in the NAIA National Championship, the program's first top-10 ranking and the first victory against a top-10 NAIA opponent — 6-3 at Vanguard on March 4. XU had five victories against teams in the final NAIA coaches poll and two victories vs. NCAA Division I. All the losses were to ranked NAIA opponents or D-I.
     This was the first Xavier team in any sport to be ranked in the top 10 of a final NAIA poll since women's basketball in 1997-98. XU was top 10 in four of the last five polls.
     Abbas, from Saltaire, England, and a graduate of Bingley Grammar School and Ventura (Calif.) College, is the first XU men's tennis player to make the All-Louisiana first team twice or in consecutive seasons. Abbas was 15-6 in singles and 15-8 doubles this season and was 31st in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association/NAIA singles rankings.
     Taylor, from Monroe, La., and a graduate of St. Frederick High School and Ventura College, was 11-10 in singles and 15-8 in doubles. He was 24th in ITA/NAIA singles rankings. Taylor and Abbas are 15th nationally in doubles.


2010-11 All-Louisiana Collegiate Men's Tennis Team

First Team

Name

School

Class

Hometown

Idan Mark

Tulane

So.

Santana Hod Hasharon, Israel

Neal Skupski

LSU

Jr.

Liverpool, England

Sebastian Carlsson

LSU

Sr.

Uppsala, Sweden

Dmitry Kozionov

Nicholls State

So.

Ivhevsk, Russia

Hassan Abbas

Xavier

Sr.

Saltaire, England

Abdelrahman Zaki

New Orleans

Jr.

Egypt

Second Team

Name

School

Class

Hometown

Hossam Meligy

New Orleans

So.

Egypt

Julien Gauthier

LSU

Sr.

Repentigny, Canada

Joe Young

Tulane

So.

Redlands, Calif.

Palash Tiwari

Nicholls State

So.

New Delhi, India

Zach Taylor

Xavier

Jr.

Monroe, La.

Yanick Mandl

Louisiana-Lafayette

Jr.

Thalwil, Switzerland

Player of the Year:  Neal Skupski, LSU
Newcomer of the Year:  Idan Mark, Tulane
Freshman of the Year:  Hossam Meligy, New Orleans
Coach of the Year:  Alan Green, Xavier

 

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

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