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Xavier tennis teams unbeaten in GCAC regular season
For immediate release . . . April 12, 2007

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's men's and women's tennis teams swept dual matches Thursday against Belhaven and Tougaloo at City Park to complete a perfect run through their Gulf Coast Athletic Conference schedule.

The Gold Rush (10-9 overall, 6-0 GCAC), ranked 25th in the NAIA, defeated Belhaven 5-0 and Tougaloo 6-0. The Gold Nuggets (13-6, 8-0), ranked 21st, beat Belhaven 6-0 and Tougaloo 5-0.

Xavier will be the No. 1 seed in both divisions of the GCAC Tournament, which will begin Friday at City Park. Xavier's women will play Belhaven or Tougaloo in the semifinals at 3 p.m. Friday, and the men will play Tougaloo in the semifinals at noon. Championship matches are scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. (women) and noon (men). The GCAC's men's and women's tournament champions will qualify for the NAIA Region XIII Tournament on April 20-22 at the University of New Orleans Wow Cafe Tennis Center.

"We're glad the regular season is over," Xavier Coach Alan Green said. "Everyone on the team is healthy, and we're looking forward to winning another conference championship."

Xavier won four consecutive GCAC women's tournaments from 2002-2005 and won its only men's championship in 2005. Neither Xavier team competed this past year because of the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The GCAC does not award regular-season championships in tennis.

Results:
Xavier 5, Belhaven 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 — Terry Richardson (XU) vs. Mario Kattengell (BC), did not finish (Richardson led 6-2, 1-2).
No. 2 — Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Taps Marove (BC) 6-1, 6-0.
No. 3 — Mario Myles (XU) d. C.L. Pearce (BC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 — Cameron Knowles (XU) d. Jessie Wukasch (BC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 5 — Vusumzi Kempele (XU) d. Harris Brabston (BC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 6 — Thomas Fugate (XU) d. Hunter Mitchell (BC) 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles
Not played

Order of Finish: Singles — 6, 3, 5, 4, 2.

Xavier 6, Tougaloo 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 — Terry Richardson (XU) d. Julius Young (TC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2 — Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Meschack Barker (TC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 — Mario Myles (XU) d. Kenneth Young (TC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 — Cameron Knowles (XU) vs. Antonio Thames (TC), did not start.
No. 5 — Vusumzi Kempele (XU) vs. Stephen Garrett (TC), did not start.
No. 6 — Thomas Fugate (XU) vs. Brian Hughes (TC), did not start.

Doubles
No. 1 — Mario Myles-Terry Richardson (XU) d. Meschack Barker-Julius Young (TC) 8-0.
No. 2 — Cameron Knowles-Miroslav Vukicevic (XU) d. Kenneth Young-Antonio Thames (TC) 8-2.
No. 3 — Vusumzi Kempele-Thomas Fugate (XU) d. Stephen Garrett-Brian Hughes (TC) 8-0.

Order of Finish: Doubles — 3, 1, 2; Singles — 3, 1, 2.

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

Doubles
Not played

Order of Finish — 2, 4, 3, 1.

Xavier 5, Tougaloo 0
At City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Singles
No. 1 — Dominique Bell (XU) vs. Rakiya Umoja (TC), did not finish (Bell led 6-3, 1-0).
No. 2 — Yuliem Dominguez (XU) d. Jessica Smith (TC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3 — Angelina Callis (XU) d. Eleysia Perkins (TC) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 4 — Colleen McArthur (XU) vs. Cillora Hicks (TC), did not start.
No. 5 — Jihanna Mughnee (XU) vs. Jasmine Woods (TC), did not start.
No. 6 — Alexandra Broussard (XU) vs. Charity Foster (TC), did not start.

Doubles
No. 1 — Angelina Callis-Yuliem Dominguez (XU) d. Cillora Hicks-Rakiya Umoja (TC) 8-1.
No. 2 — Dominique Bell-Colleen McArthur (XU) d. Eleysia Perkins-Jessica Smith (TC) 8-1.
No. 3 — Jihanna Mughnee-Alexandra Broussard (XU) d. Charity Foster-Jasmine Woods (TC) 8-0.

Order of Finish: Doubles — 3, 1, 2; Singles — 3, 2.

Final Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season standings
Men
1. Xavier 6-0
2. Spring Hill 3-2
3. Belhaven 2-4
4. Tougaloo 0-5

Women
1. Xavier 8-0
2. Mobile 5-3
3. Spring Hill 4-4
4. Belhaven 3-5
5. Tougaloo 0-8

GCAC Tournament at City Park Tennis Center, New Orleans
Women (seedings in parentheses)
First Round — Friday, April 13
Belhaven (4) vs. Tougaloo (5), 9 a.m.

Semifinals — Friday, April 13
Mobile (2) vs. Spring Hill (3), 10 a.m.
Xavier (1) vs. Belhaven-Tougaloo winner, 3 p.m.

Championship — Saturday, April 14
Semifinal winners, 10 a.m.

Men (seedings in parentheses)
Semifinals — Friday, April 13
Xavier (1) vs. Tougaloo (4), noon
Spring Hill (2) vs. Belhaven (3), noon

Championship — Saturday, April 14
Semifinal winners, noon

 

 
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