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XU's Flowers, Soifer voted GCAC Players of the Week

Brion Flowers

Brion Flowers
     Nikita Soifer

Nikita Soifer
     April 21, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana tennis standouts Brion Flowers (women) and Nikita Soifer (men) have been selected Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week for April 14-20.
     Both players were chosen for the awards for the second time this season and the third time in their careers.
     Flowers, a sophomore from Lafayette, La., and a graduate of St. Thomas More High School, won in doubles and singles in the Gold Nuggets' 6-3 home victory against Southern University. She teamed with Kourtney Howell for an 8-3 victory against Laura Syori
and Kendall Bunch at the top doubles flight, and she won 6-1, 6-3 against Bunch at No. 3 singles. Flowers helped Xavier defeat Southern for the first time since 2009.
     Soifer, a junior from Beer Sheva, Israel, and a graduate of Hof Hasharon school, won in doubles and singles in the Gold Rush's 5-4 home victory against the University of New Orleans. He teamed with Kyle Montrel for an 8-5 No. 1 doubles victory against Timo Kranz and Rui Silva, and he clinched the dual at No. 2 singles with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Gonzalo Garcia.
     Xavier's men, ranked 10th in the NAIA, will conclude its regular season with a 2 p.m. Thursday home dual against Alcorn State. Both XU teams will compete Friday in the NAIA Unaffiliated Group 2 Tournament in New Orleans. The Gold Nuggets are ranked second nationally.


 

 
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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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