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Both tennis teams ranked in NAIA preseason top 25
For immediate release . . . February 7, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — The women of Xavier University of Louisiana are ranked 13th, and the men are 25th in the NAIA preseason tennis rankings announced Wednesday.

The Gold Nuggets matched their highest-ever ranking.

Auburn-Montgomery, the 2006 men's and women's champion, is No. 1 in both polls.

Xavier on Saturday will play Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opponents Tougaloo at 10 a.m. and Belhaven at 2 p.m. at City Park Tennis Center. Both Xavier teams are 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the GCAC.

Women's Rankings
      2006                                        1ST-PLACE  
RANK  RANK  SCHOOL (REGION)                         VOTES     POINTS
1       1   Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (XIII)           10        273
2       2   Fresno Pacific (Calif.) 1                           265
3       6   Vanguard (Calif.) (II)                              242
4       5   Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (XI)                           236
5       4   Southern Nazarene (Okla.) (VI)                      226
6       3   Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (II)                         213
7      12   Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) (XIV)                   206
8       9   Shorter (Ga.) (XIII)                                202
9       8   Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (XI)                         192
10      7   Berry (Ga.) (XIII)                                  178
11     10   Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (XIV)                           176
12     19   Oklahoma Christian (VI)                             135
13     NR   Xavier (La.) (XIII)                                 132
14     14   Indiana Wesleyan (VIII)                             128
15     15   Brenau (Ga.) (XIII)                                 108
15     NR   Northwood (Fla.) (XIV)                              108
17     17   Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (I)                       100
18     NR   California Baptist (II)                              92
19     20   Georgetown (Ky.) (XI)                                76
20     22   Aquinas (Mich.) (VIII)                               63
21     NR   Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (VII)                         53
22     23   Lee (Tenn.) (XIII)                                   43
23     NR   Cumberland (Tenn.) (XI)                              42
24     NR   William Jewell (Mo.) (V)                             30
25     NR   Indiana Southeast (XII)                              18
Others Receiving Votes: Nebraska Wesleyan (IV), 16; Baker (Kan.), 5; 
Bethany (Kan.) (IV), 5; Union (Ky.) (XII), 5; St. Thomas (Fla.) (XI), 1.

Men's Rankings
      2006                                        1ST-PLACE  
RANK  RANK  SCHOOL (REGION)                         VOTES     POINTS
1       2   Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (XIII)            9        294
2       1   Azusa Pacific (Calif.) (II)                2        284
3       4   Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) (XI)                         272
4       3   Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (XIV)                  1        269
5      10   Vanguard (Calif.) (II)                              259
6       5   Fresno Pacific (Calif.) (II)                        231
7       7   Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) (XI)                           228
8       9   Northwood (Fla.) (XIV)                              218
9      12   Shorter (Ga.) (XIII)                                207
10      8   Berry (Ga.) (XIII)                                  183
11     17   Benedictine (Kan.) (V)                              167
12     15   Lee (Tenn.) (XIII)                                  147
13     14   Graceland (Iowa) (V)                                138
14     NR   Concordia (Calif.) (II)                             136
15     NR   Cumberland (Tenn.) (XI)                             127
16     22   Aquinas (Mich.) (VIII)                              119
17     20   Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (I)                       115
18     NR   Savannah Art & Design (Ga.) (XIV)                    93
19     19   Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) (VII)                         92
20     21   Union (Ky.) (XII)                                    58
21     NR   California Baptist                                   47
22     NR   Nebraska Wesleyan (IV)                               33
23     24   Oklahoma Christian (VI)                              32
24     NR   Indiana Wesleyan (VIII)                              26
25     NR   Xavier (La.) (XIII)                                  25
Others Receiving Votes: Georgetown (Ky.) (XII), 24; Baker (Kan.) (V), 23; 
Bethany (Kan.) (IV), 19; Oklahoma Baptist (VI), 12; St. Thomas (Fla.) (XIV), 10; 
Marian (Ind.) (VIII), 7; Union (Tenn.) (XI), 6; Oklahoma Wesleyan (IV), 2.

 

 
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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 and women's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis.

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