Ancar is a 3-star recruit rated No. 1 in Louisiana, No. 36 in the Gulf States region and No. 289 nationally by tennisrecruiting.net. She has won approximately 20 singles and doubles championships combined during her career in juniors. At Curtis she was a Division III state singles semifinalist in 2015 and the runner-up in 2014.
"I have known Lacee since she was 12 years old and have followed her career," XU coach Alan Green said. "Lacee will be a big boost to our team, not only because she's a very good player, but also because she's a great leader. I look for her to come in and lead as soon as she gets on campus."
Ancar will graduate from Curtis in the spring and be an XU freshman in August. She will be a biology/pre-medical major, and she hopes to become an anesthesiologist.
"Xavier was the best all-around fit for me," Ancar said. "It has a great record of placing African-Americans into medical school. Xavier has a great tennis program. I'm honored to be a part of it."
Xavier is a long-time power in women's tennis, qualifying for the NAIA National Championship each of the last four years and nine times in the past 11 seasons. The Gold Nuggets were ranked No. 1 in the NAIA coaches poll for three weeks in 2013 and two weeks in 2014, and both teams were national semifinalists. Xavier is ranked 11th this season.
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XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA