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Xavier (La.), B-CU Claim HBCU Titles

Annual event visited the National Campus Sept. 20-22.

September 24, 2018


Making its USTA National Campus debut, the 18th annual HBCU National Tennis Championships crowned winners on Saturday, Sept. 22. Xavier (La.) edged Morgan State by one point for the women’s trophy, while Bethune-Cookman impressed on the men’s side with a five-point advantage over the runner-up.


A total of 21 college tennis programs participated, with 11 women’s teams and 10 men’s teams in action during the three-day event. Players were separated into singles and doubles brackets, and earned points for their team each time they advanced.


The event also featured a career seminar, player dinners, an alumni battle and activities.


Click here for more on the HBCU Championships.



2018 HBCU National Tennis Championships Winners

Women – Top Three Teams

1. Xavier (La.) – 19 points

2. Morgan State – 18 points

3. Florida A&M – 14 points


Women – Singles A

Lucia Solis (Jackson State)


Women – Singles A Consolation

Fabiana Ramirez (North Carolina A&T)


Women – Singles B

Michelle Ncube (Bethune-Cookman)


Women – Singles B Consolation

Rachel Harden (Florida A&M)


Women – Singles C

Yi Chen Pao (Xavier)


Women – Singles C Consolation

Ariel Dickson (Jackson State)


Women – Doubles A

Farah Baklouti / Borodii Mariia (Xavier)


Women – Doubles B

Charlene Goreau / Yi Chen Pao (Xavier)


Men – Top Three Teams

1. Bethune-Cookman – 25 points

2. Xavier (La.) – 20 points

3. N.C. Central – 17 points


Men – Singles A

Gabriel Francesco Cucalon Jacques (N.C. Central)


Men – Singles A Consolation

Nihit Rawal (Morgan State)


Men – Singles B

Victor Manuel Bravo (Bethune-Cookman)


Men – Singles B Consolation

Diego Leal (Shaw)


Men – Singles C

Serhii Kharchev (Morgan State)


Men – Singles C Consolation

Chris Anders (Xavier)


Men – Doubles A

Shaikh Abdullah / Santiago Perez (Xavier)


Men – Doubles B

Victor Araujo Vialogo de Castro (Bethune-Cookman)