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Huggins is XU's second straight NAIA Player of the Week

April 18, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Corey Huggins, who won 5-of-6 times in three dual matches, is the NAIA Men's Tennis Player of the Week for April 9-15.
     It's the second consecutive week that the Gold Rush won the national award.
     Huggins, a junior from Brooklyn, N.Y., and a graduate of Bedford Stuyvesant High School and Seminole State (Okla.) College, was 2-1 in singles and 3-0 in doubles, with two of the doubles victories against Tulane and Alcorn State of NCAA Division I. Huggins clinched the Gold Rush's 4-0 victory against Alcorn State with a 6-2, 7-6 (7-1) singles decision against Maxim Tkachenko.
     Xavier, ranked eighth, lost its dual at Tulane but won Saturday at Tougaloo and Alcorn to finish the regular season 14-7.
     Teammate Loic Didavi was the national winner for April 2-8. Since the NAIA instituted this award a year ago, no school has won it more than Xavier. The Gold Rush and Embry-Riddle (Fla.) have been honored three times apiece. Another XU teammate, Zach Taylor, received the award for April 25-May 1, 2011.
     Both XU teams will compete April 27-28 in an NAIA unaffiliated group qualifying tournament at Racquet Club of the South in Norcross, Ga.

    
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