Five Xavier players earn preseason rankings from ITA
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana has five players in the Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA preseason rankings for 2010-11.
XU's Steffen Giles-Osborn is No. 24 nationally and 10th in the South in men's singles. Giles-Osborn and Sean Richardson are 14th nationally in
doubles and eighth in the South. Amir Rahbar is No. 25 in the South in men's singles. Carmen Nelson and Amber Brown are 21st nationally and ninth in the South in women's doubles.
Giles-Osborn, 27th in singles and 20th in doubles with Mikhail Vaval in the final 2009-10 rankings, is a junior from Atlanta and a graduate of Westlake High School. Richardson is a junior from Ellenwood, Ga., and Stockbridge High School. Rahbar is a freshman from Houston and Memorial High School. Nelson is a sophomore from Jonesboro, Ga., and Faith Academy, and Brown is a freshman from Decatur, Ga., and was home-schooled.
Xavier, winner of first-round men's and women's matches at the 2009 and 2010 NAIA National Championships, will begin the dual-match portion of its schedule in January.