below for XULA3-1 and ranked fifth in the NAIA, she will be three games away at the Grizzly Invitational in Lawrenceville, Friday against Cumberland, Saturday at 1:00 p.m. against Georgia Gwinnett and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. against Lindsey Wilson.
Cumberland was ranked 13th, Georgia Gwinnett first and Lindsey Wilson eighth in the NAIA preseason coaches’ poll, but new rankings will be announced Wednesday. Meanwhile, according to the XULA website, Jacobi Bain from Xavier University of Louisiana was announced Tuesday as the weekly RRAC winner for February 6-12.
Bain won multiple end-of-season men’s tennis awards as a freshman in 2022, but no Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week awards. Those went to teammates who played higher up the individual lineup, eight awards in total.
Bain is now XULA’s No. 1. Bain, of Nassau, Bahamas, won doubles and singles Sunday in XULA’s only game of the week, a 4-3 home win over his rival Loyola. Bain and Dedric Ray defeated Wolf Pack’s Hippolyte de Preville and Aubin Duchier 6-2 on the second doubles court, then Bain defeated Francisco Javier Arce Vieyra 7-6 (7-5), 6-3.
It is the second week in a row that Gold Rush has won the RRAC award. Mathieu Strauss was awarded from January 30 to February 2. 5.
Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, historically black, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana.
It is the only Catholic HBCU, and after Katharine Drexel’s canonization in 2000, it became the first Catholic university founded by a saint. Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote address in August 2006. Archbishop of New Orleans Alfred C.
Hughes, refused to attend, arguing that Obama was not against abortion and had not been consulted before the ‘event’. Obama returned after becoming president and visited New Orleans in August 2010 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
He gave Xavier a speech congratulating the work of the community leaders and affirming his commitment to continue helping to rebuild the area. Xavier’s athletic teams are called the Gold Rush and the Gold Nuggets. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and is primarily involved in the Red River Athletic Conference beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. XULA competes in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports: men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and track; women’s sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track and volleyball; and mixed sports include competitive animations. Previous sports included soccer. Photo credit: XULA website photo