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2014 USTA/ITA NAIA South Regional Championships  (September 26-28)

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The men's tennis program is the only one in Xavier history to reach the quarterfinals
of the NAIA National Championship in three consecutive seasons (2012, 2013, 2014)

Men's Tennis
updated October 13, 2014

Head Coach:   Alan Green (12th season), (504) 520-5008 or amgreen@xula.edu
Publicity Contact:   Ed Cassiere, (504) 520-5707 or ecassier@xula.edu

Next: The Gold Rush will compete October 24-25 in the Big Easy Classic at the University of New Orleans. Matches will be played at UNO's University Tennis Center. It will be XU's final competition of the fall semester. In the spring, the XU men will attempt to qualify for the NAIA National Championship for the seventh consecutive season.

Next Home Match:   Early 2015 at the XU Tennis Center, which was dedicated in October 2012.

The Record:   The Gold Rush were 13-12 overall and 0-0 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in 2013-14. Xavier reached the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship for the third consecutiv season,

Most Recently:   XU's Kevin Chaouat and Tushar Mandlekar lost 8-5 to Auburn Montgomery's third-seeded Nicolas Pinones and Miguel Grifol in the doubles semifinals of the ITA / USTA NAIA South Regional Championships.
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Team Rankings:   The Gold Rush were eighth in the 2014 NAIA postseason coaches poll. The Gold Rush made the top 10 for the 29th straight time and the 32nd time in the last 33 polls.
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Recruiting:   New to the Gold Rush on the 2014-15 roster is Jeremiah Capdeville of Jennings, La.

The Ultimate Goal:   Of the 25 senior male and female student-athletes to play for Coach Alan Green, 21 received degrees from Xavier or are still enrolled.

Continued Success:
   • The Gold Rush qualified for the last six NAIA National Championships — 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 — won first-round matches in 2009, 2010 and 2014 and won second-round matches in 2012 and 2013 after a first-round bye. The XU men also won in the second round in 2014.
   • The XU men won five consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference championships during the last six years (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010). The GCAC did not determine a champion in 2011, 2012 or 2013, but the XU men extended their postseason tournament streak by winning the championship of an NAIA unaffiliated group tourney all three years. Those 2011, 2012 and 2013 victories earned the Rush an automatic berth in the NAIA National Championship.
   • Beginning with the poll of April 4, 2007, the Gold Rush have been ranked in every NAIA top 25 — that's 58 consecutive appearances through May 5, 2014.
  •   The Rush have been in the final NAIA top 25 for six consecutive seasons.
   • XU's men have 30 victories against NCAA Division I opponents the last 10 seasons.
  •   The Rush have a 47-match GCAC regular-season winning streak. The most recent loss was 8-1 at Spring Hill on Feb. 7, 2004.

Individual Rankings:   In the Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA rankings of April 16, XU had two ranked singles players. Kyle Montrel was 16th, and Nikita Soifer was 29th. In the doubles rankings, Montrel and Soifer were 20th. Postseason rankings will be announced May 28.
     2012-13 Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis team

The 2013-14 Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis team.

The USTA named XU alum Jimmie McDaniel the greatest black player of the pre-World War II era. This artwork was published on page 9 of the October 1940 edition of the Xavier Herald newspaper during McDaniel's XU tenure.

Jimmie McDaniel


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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