Nereo Suarez for XULA is the RRAC player of the week, from 27 Feb to 5 March

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Nereo Suarez for XULA is the RRAC player of the week, from 27 Feb to 5 March
Nereo Suarez for XULA is the RRAC player of the week, from 27 Feb to 5 March (Provided by Tennis World USA)

Nereo Suarez of Xavier University of Louisiana was announced as the Red River Athletic Conference Player of the Week in men's tennis from February 27 to March 5. It is the fifth week in a row that the gold rush has won the RRAC award.

Previously: Mathieu Strauss for January 30-February. 5, Bain from February 6 to 12, Suarez from February 13 to 19 and Julius Hell from February 20 to 26. Saturday XULA will play against NAIA No. 13 Ave Maria at Cottage Hill Tennis Center and 10 a.m.

Sunday against NAIA No. 5 Southeastern at Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center. It's the second award in three weeks for Suarez, a freshman from Santa Fe, Argentina, and his second overall. Suarez was 2-0 in singles and 2-0 in doubles to help the Gold Rush win two on the road, including a 4-1 decision Friday at then #6 NAIA Middle Georgia.

Suarez's doubles partner was Jacobi Bain.

About XULA

Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, historically black, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the only Catholic HBCU and, following the canonization of Katharine Drexel in 2000, became the first Catholic university founded by a saint.

Senator Barack Obama gave the keynote address in August 2006. The Archbishop of New Orleans, Alfred C. Hughes, declined to attend, arguing that Obama was not against abortion and that he had not been consulted before the 'event.

Obama returned after becoming president, visiting New Orleans in August 2010 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He gave Xavier a speech complimenting the community leaders' work and affirming their commitment to continue to help 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, primarily participating in the Red River Athletic Conference as of the 2021-22 academic year XULA competes in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports: men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and track and field; women's sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; and coed sports include competitive cheering. Previous sports included football. Photo credit: pic by XULA webiste