Wednesday, February 24, 2016
XU Bruins, Setodji receive GCAC's weekly awards
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Sha'Nel Bruins and Thomas Setodji have been selected Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week in tennis for Feb. 15-21. Bruins won for the second consecutive week and the third time in her career.
Bruins, a junior from Colfax, La., and a graduate of Grant High School, teamed with Dasia Harris to defeat Daniella Arcila and Anastasia Castro 8-3 and score Xavier's only point in a 6-1 loss to NAIA No. 4 SCAD Savannah in the Green and Gray Invitational at Lawrenceville, Ga.
Setodji, a home-schooled freshman from Domont, France, teamed with Kevin Chaouat to defeat SCAD Savannah's Quentin Staley and Sean Hajdu, the ITA's 18th-ranked NAIA doubles team, at the Green and Gold Invitational. Setodji led Yulin Liu 7-5, 4-1 in singles when the dual was halted with Xavier having clinched a 6-0 victory.
Next for Xavier will be a 3 p.m. Wednesday women's dual match against Grambling at Greenwood Park Tennis Center in Baker, La., a suburb of Baton Rouge. The XU-Troy men's dual, scheduled for Thursday at XU Tennis Center, has been moved to Franco's Athletic Club in Mandeville, La. Competition will start at 2 p.m.
Xavier's men are 4-2 and ranked fourth in the NAIA, and the women are 1-3 and ranked 13th.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA