Sunday, May 1, 2016
Xavier's Salwan ties teammates' GCAC awards record
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Karan Salwan tied a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's tennis season record when he was named GCAC Player of the Week for April 18-24.
It's the fourth GCAC award for Salwan, a junior from New Delhi, India, and a graduate of Modern School. He shares the conference award record with teammates Kyle Montrel, who did it in 2013, and Thomas Setodji, who also has four awards this year.
Salwan improved to 21-3 in singles and 20-4 in doubles (including fall tournaments) after winning both his matches at the University of New Orleans. He defeated Giacomo Adoncecchi 6-2, 6-0 in singles and teamed with Kevin Chaouat to beat Luis Albuquerque and Jeffrey Hsu 6-4 in doubles. Salwan this semester has five singles victories and seven doubles victories against NCAA Division I opponents.
The Gold Rush, 13-6 and ranked third in the NAIA, will compete next Friday (May 6) in an NAIA unaffiliated group qualifying tournament at Lawrenceville, Ga.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
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