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XU's Rolland, Abbes collect more GCAC weekly awards

Devinn Rolland

Devinn Rolland
     Nour Abbes

Nour Abbes
     April 7, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Devinn Rolland and Nour Abbes were repeat winners Monday of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference's weekly awards. Rolland is the GCAC Performer of the Week in women's field, and Abbes is the GCAC Player of the Week in women's tennis.
     The awards honor performances from March 31-April 6.
     Rolland is the GCAC all-time leader in women's field awards with eight. This is her second of the year. Abbes tied a GCAC season record with her fourth women's tennis award. She shares that mark with teammate Kourtney Howell (2012) and former XU standout Anastesia Opata (2009).
     Rolland — a junior from Harvey, La., and a graduate of Cabrini High School in New Orleans — finished second in the long jump at the Pelican Relays in Baton Rouge, La., on Friday. Her jump of of 18 feet, 1 inch met the B-qualifying standard for next month's NAIA National Championships.
     Abbes, a freshman from Tunis, Tunisia, and a graduate of Lycée Sportif d'El Menzah, won in doubles and singles Friday in the Gold Nuggets' only dual match, a 6-3 home loss to Southern Miss. Abbes teamed with Simone-Alyse Ewell for an 8-5 doubles victory against Karina Gurgenyan and Kathrin Waidner, and in singles she defeated Carolin Drescher 6-4, 6-3 at the top flight.
     Abbes is 11-0 in singles this season, 4-0 against NCAA Division I opponents.
     Xavier's women's and men's track teams will compete Saturday in the GCAC Outdoor Championships at Tad Gormley Stadium in New Orleans. Field events will start at 8:45 a.m., track events at 9:30 a.m. The final event of the day, the 1,600-meter relay, will start at 4:45 p.m. The next dual match for XU women's tennis will start at 3 p.m. on April 14 against Southern at XU 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 teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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