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Xavier loses both matches in Region XIII tourney
For immediate release . . . April 20, 2007
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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's women and men lost first-round matches Friday in the NAIA Region XIII Tennis Tournament at the University of New Orleans Wow Cafe Tennis Center.

The Gold Nuggets (15-7), ranked 22nd, lost 5-4 to eighth-ranked Brenau. The Gold Rush (12-10), ranked 25th, lost 5-2 to No. 19 Shorter.

Xavier's women lost all three doubles matches against Brenau but got singles victories from Dominique Bell, Yuliem Dominguez, Angelina Callis and Alexandria Broussard to tie the match at four points apiece. Brenau clinched the dual when Diana Cardenas rallied from a 5-2 deficit in the second set and defeated Jihanna Mughnee 6-3, 7-5.

Seventh-ranked Berry defeated Brenau 5-3 in the semifinals and will play three-time defending NAIA champion Auburn Montgomery for the title at 10 a.m. Saturday. AUM, winner of 109 of its last 111 matches, beat Shorter 6-0 in the semifinals.

Xavier's men scored their points against Shorter when Cameron Knowles and Miroslav Vukicevic defeated Fernando Campos and Danish Ahmad 8-4 in doubles and Mario Myles beat Campos 6-4, 6-4 in singles.

Top-ranked Auburn Montgomery, the 2006 NAIA champion, will play 12th-ranked Lee for the men's title at 10 a.m. Saturday. AUM beat Shorter 5-0, and Lee rallied to beat No. 10 Berry 5-4 in the semifinals.

In the other first-round matches, Shorter's women defeated Lee 5-4, and Lee's men beat Spring Hill 6-2.

 

 
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