The Huskies took No. 13 South Carolina to five sets and were outdone by Tampa 4-1 on Sunday before shocking the Hatters in their second match of the day. HBU, who received votes in this week’s AVCA Coaches Poll, plays three matches at the Tiger Beach Challenge this weekend, beginning with No. 2 LSU at 12:30 p.m. CT Saturday. Pair of the Week – Tori Hinojosa – Senior – San Antonio, Texas / Danielle Okeke – Freshman – Wichita Falls, TexasHinojosa and Okeke overcame a first-set loss in their season opener against Spring Hill, winning the final two sets as the Huskies swept the Badgers. The pair picked up another victory at the top flight against No. 13 South Carolina, and the duo swept its counterparts in the team’s 3-2 victory over No. 9 Stetson. The twosome went 3-2 during the opening weekend as the Huskies’ time in the Sunshine State was highlighted by a 3-2 upset of No. 9 Stetson, the first team win over a ranked opponent in program history. HBU blanked Spring Hill 5-0 in the season opener but fell to No. 2 Florida State by the same margin in the first of three matches against ranked teams. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist’s Tori Hinojosa and Danielle Okeke are the Southland Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Honorable Mention: Veronica Corcoran/Lucie Pokorna, New Orleans; Iris Fletcher/Corin Evans, SFA. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Tiffany & Co. reported its first rise in sales in eight quarters as more people shopped in its stores in Japan and China, and the upscale jeweler said sales in the United States declined at their slowest quarterly pace this year.The company’s shares rose as much as 7.3 percent in early trading on Tuesday.However, the luxury retailer — whose flagship store is next to the Trump Tower in New York — said it could not guarantee that sales in the current quarter would not be affected by protests and stepped-up security in the area since the election. While traffic has slowed at Tiffany’s 5th Avenue store, it accounts for “less than 10 percent” of net sales, Tiffany said.Amy Jones, a 22-year-old tourist from Liverpool, England, relayed to Reuters last week how she was able to buy a ring quickly from Tiffany because there were so few shoppers there, “probably because of all the madness surrounding Trump.”Fifth Avenue hosts some of the biggest names in luxury retailing, including Gucci, Prada and Armani.Tiffany said on Tuesday that its worldwide net sales rose 1.2 percent in the third quarter ended Oct. 31 as demand for fashion jewelry rose and stores in Japan performed strongly, helped by higher consumer spending and a strong yen.The jeweler also said sales in China rose by “double-digits” while those in the United States, Canada and Latin America declined at the slowest pace in five quarters.Sales at stores open at least a year fell 2 percent in the quarter. Analysts on average had expected a 2.8 percent decline, according to research firm Consensus Metrix.Tiffany’s net income rose 4.5 percent to $95.1 million, or 76 cents per share. Analysts on average had expected a profit of 67 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.Net sales increased 1.2 percent to $949.3 million, beating the average analysts’ estimate of $923.7 million.Up to Monday’s close of $78.14, Tiffany’s shares had risen about 7 percent this year.(Reporting by Abhijith Ganapavaram in Bengaluru and Melissa Fares in New York; Editing by Martina D’Couto and Ted Kerr) Reuters Next Article –shares The company’s shares rose as much as 7.3 percent in early trading on Tuesday. Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue 2 min read November 29, 2016 Jeweler Tiffany, Fueled by Global Demand, Posts First Sales Rise in Eight Quarters Sales Image credit: Reuters | Arnd Wiegmann This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Register Now »