XU advances 7 to round of 16 in ITA regional singles
September 28, 2012
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Seven singles players from
Xavier University of Louisiana advanced to the round of 16 Friday in the
USTA/ITA NAIA South Regional.
Viktor Svoboda, Nikita Soifer and Amir Rahbar of the
Gold Rush all won their matches 6-2, 6-1. Svoboda defeated Reinhardt's Nick
Draghiceanu, Soifer beat Belhaven's Andres Cepede, and Rahbar defeated William
Carey's Julian Arnowski.
In the women's division, XU's Brion Flowers defeated
Reinhardt's Lindsay McCutchen 6-1, 6-0, Kourtney Howell beat Loyola's Kanda
Borgononi 6-0, 6-1, Jordyn Goody defeated Belhaven's Ashley McLendon 7-6 (7-1),
6-3, and Amber Brown beat Loyola's Frances Bonnin 6-0, 6-0.
Howell and Flowers advanced to the quarterfinals of
women's doubles after their 8-1 victory against Loyola's Bonnin and Meghan
The tournament, Xavier's second of the fall semester,
will continue Saturday and conclude Sunday.