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Gold Rush, Gold Nuggets win twice and stay perfect
For immediate release . . . February 10, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Both Xavier University of Louisiana tennis teams improved to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference after Saturday victories against Tougaloo and Belhaven at City Park Tennis Center. The score of all four dual matches was 9-0.

The 25th-ranked Gold Rush won 96 of 98 games against Tougaloo. Miroslav Vukicevic and Cameron Knowles did not lose a game to Tougaloo or Belhaven in singles or doubles.

In the women's matches, Jihanna Mughnee of the 13th-ranked Gold Nuggets lost only one game in two singles victories.

The matches were the season openers for Tougaloo's and Belhaven's teams.

Xavier's men will play a pair of NCAA Division I opponents next Saturday at City Park — Alcorn State at 10 a.m. and Florida A&M at 4 p.m. The women will play just once next Saturday, against Alcorn State at 10 a.m.

Results:
Men
Xavier 9, Tougaloo 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 -- Mario Myles (XU) d. Julius Young 6-1, 6-0.
No. 2 -- Terry Richardson (XU) d. Meschach Barker 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 -- Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Kenneth Young 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 -- Cameron Knowles (XU) d. Corey Pines 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 -- Vusumzi Kempele (XU) d. Antonio Thames 6-0, 6-0.
No. 6 -- Thomas Fugate (XU) d. Stephen Garrett 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 -- Mario Myles-Terry Richardson (XU) d. Barker-J. Young 8-0.
No. 2 -- Cameron Knowles-Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Pines-K. Young 8-0.
No. 3 -- Vusumzi Kempele-Thomas Fugate (XU) d. Garrett-A. Pines 8-1.

Records: Xavier 3-0 overall, 2-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference; Tougaloo 0-1, 0-1.

Xavier 9, Belhaven 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 -- Mario Myles (XU) d. Mario Kattengell 6-4, 6-1
No. 2 -- Terry Richardson (XU) d. C.L. Pearce 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 -- Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Taps Marove 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 -- Cameron Knowles (XU) d. Harris Brabston 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 -- Vusumzi Kempele (XU) d. Patrick Moore 6-0, 6-0.
No. 6 -- Thomas Fugate (XU) won by default.

Doubles
No. 1 -- Mario Myles-Terry Richardson (XU) d. Kattengell-Pearce 8-4.
No. 2 -- Cameron Knowles-Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Marove-Brabston 8-0.
No. 3 -- Vusumzi Kempele-Thomas Fugate (XU) by default.

Records: Xavier 4-0 overall, 3-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference; Belhaven 0-1, 0-1.

Women
Xavier 9, Tougaloo 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 -- Dominique Bell (XU) d. Rakiya Umoja 6-0, 6-1.
No. 2 -- Yuliem Dominguez (XU) d. Jessica Smith 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 -- Angelina Callis (XU) d. Cillora Hicks 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 -- Jihanna Mughnee (XU) d. Eleysia Perkins 6-1, 6-0.
No. 5 -- Colleen McArthur (XU) d. Charity Foster 6-0, 6-0.
No. 6 -- Alexandra Broussard (XU) d. Jasmine Woods 6-2, 6-0.

Doubles
No. 1 -- Angelina Callis-Yuliem Dominguez (XU) d. Smith-Umoja 8-0.
No. 2 -- Dominique Bell-Colleen McArthur (XU) d. Hicks-Perkins 8-2.
No. 3 -- Jihanna Mughnee-Alexandra Broussard (XU) d. Foster-Woods 8-0.

Records: Xavier 3-0 overall, 2-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference; Tougaloo 0-1, 0-1.

Xavier 9, Belhaven 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 -- Dominique Bell (XU) d. Kirby Smith 6-3, 6-1.
No. 2 -- Yuliem Dominguez (XU) d. Mayra Prado 6-2, 6-2.
No. 3 -- Angelina Callis (XU) d. Neely Johnson 6-2, 6-3.
No. 4 -- Jihanna Mughnee (XU) d. Elise Entzenberger 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 -- Colleen McArthur (XU) won by default.
No. 6 -- Alexandra Broussard (XU) won by default.

Doubles
No. 1 -- Angelina Callis-Yuliem Dominguez (XU) d. Smith-Prado 8-4. 
No. 2 -- Jihanna Mughnee-Alexandra Broussard (XU) d. Johnson-Entzenberger 8-5.
No. 3 -- Dominique Bell-Colleen McArthur (XU) won by default.

Records: Xavier 4-0 overall, 3-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference; Belhaven 0-1, 0-1.

 

 
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