Saturday, April 23, 2016
XU's Montrel, Goreau shine in GCAC's weekly spotlight
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana tennis standouts Kyle Montrel and Charlene Goreau are the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week for April 11-17.
Montrel won for the first time this season and the eighth time in his career, which extends his GCAC record. Goreau was honored for the third time this season.
Montrel, from Atlanta, Ga., and a graduate of Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, dropped a combined two games against Alcorn State on senior day and clinched the dual with his eighth singles victory in his last nine decisions — 6-0, 6-1 against Nuno Rocha. Xavier won 5-0, set a school record with its fifth dual match victory of the season against an NCAA Division I opponent and improved its two-year home winning streak to 13 duals.
Goreau, a freshman from Toulouse, France, and a graduate of Raymond Naves School, defeated Alcorn State's Aida Kelic 6-2, 6-1 for her fourth singles victory against an NCAA Division I opponent.
Both XU teams concluded regular-season play this week. Next for the Gold Rush will be an NAIA unaffiliated group qualifying tournament May 6-7 at Lawrenceville, Ga. There will be no unaffiliated group tournament for the Gold Nuggets, who hope to parlay their body of work into another berth in the NAIA National Championships.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA