Friday, September 16, 2016

6 from XULA advance to quarterfinals at HBCU tourney

COLLEGE PARK, Georgia — Four men and two women from Xavier University of Louisiana advanced Thursday to main-draw singles quarterfinals of the 16th annual HBCU National Tennis Championships.
XULA's four men were a combined 6-0 in singles. Advancing were:

     •  Top-seeded and defending champion Karan Salwan, a 4-6, 7-6 (11-9), 1-0 (9-4, retired) winner against Howard's Ismael Kaovache in the A-bracket.
     •  Thomas Setodji, who won 6-3, 6-2 against Jackson State's Andrey Alawi and 6-2, 6-3 against Tennessee State's Daniel Bernal in the A-bracket.
     •  B-bracket top seed Tushar Mandlekar, who beat Alabama A&M's Masteo Monroy 6-1, 6-3.
     •  C-bracket top seed Adam Albrecht, who defeated Benedict's Malek Selmen 6-0, 6-0 and Howard's Dylan Paul 2-6, 6-4, 1-0 (11-9).
The Gold Nuggets still in the main draw are:
     •  Charlene Goreau, who won 3-0, retired against Alabama State's Marine Cartier in the A-bracket.
     •  Freshman Lacee Ancar, who began her collegiate career by defeating Florida A&M's Kiara Shaw 6-1, 6-2 and Jackson State's Oni Jones 7-6, 6-2 in the C-bracket.
The Gold Nuggets' Emma Kranendonk and Dasia Harris also won singles matches before being eliminated. Kranendonk, a transfer from South Dakota of NCAA Division I, won her first XULA match 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-8) against Alabama State's Gabriela Lackova in the B-bracket.
More singles matches and the opening rounds of doubles are scheduled for Friday. This is the first of three fall tournaments for the Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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