Friday, March 4, 2016

XU's Harris, Albrecht are GCAC Players of the Week

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Dasia Harris and Adam Albrecht are the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Players of the Week in tennis for Feb. 22-28. The GCAC announced the honors Tuesday.
Harris, a sophomore from Sugar Land, Texas, and a graduate of Elkins High School, was unbeaten in three Friday matches during the Gold Nuggets' 3-0 week. Harris teamed with Sha'Nel Bruins for an 8-0 victory against Belhaven's Brittany Keeling and Ellen Scott. Harris beat Keeling 6-1, 6-1 and Tougaloo's Tynaka Hunter 8-2 in singles.
Albrecht, a junior from Ladna, Czech Republic, and a graduate of Gymnasium Breclav, won twice in singles against NCAA Division I opponents — Austin Racine of Troy (3-6, 6-1, 6-1) and Ben Kelley of Presbyterian (6-2, 7-5) — and extended his singles win streak to six. He also won in doubles during a 4-3 victory Thursday against Troy, and he teamed with Tushar Mandlekar for a 6-3 victory against Tomas Fernandez and Filip Mansson that clinched the doubles point.
The GCAC awards are the first for Harris and the second for Albrecht, who also won in 2015.
Xavier's upcoming schedule:
     •  Friday:  men and women at William Carey, Hattiesbug, Miss., 3 p.m.
     •  Saturday:  women vs. LSU-Alexandria at XU Tennis Center, noon
     •  Sunday:  men and women vs. William Woods at XU Tennis Center, 11 a.m.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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