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5 first-round winners Region XIII tennis tourney
For immediate release . . . September 21, 2007

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Miroslav Vukicevic, Vusumzi Kempele, Cameron Knowles, Anastesia Opata and Yuliem Dominguez won first-round singles matches Friday in the ITA/NAIA Region XIII Tennis Championships.

All but Vukicevic were eliminated in the second round. Vukicevic's second-round match against teammate Terry Richardson was suspended with Richardson leading 2-1 in the third and decisive set. The winner will face second-seeded Daniel Plasa of Auburn Montgomery in the quarterfinals Saturday.

Opata, a sophomore in her Xavier debut after transferring from Washington State, defeated Brenau's Brigid Hook 6-0, 6-0 before losing 6-0, 6-1 to top-seeded Khamila Dadakhadjaeva of Auburn Montgomery.

Dominguez beat Berry's Laura Cunningham 6-2, 6-0, then lost 6-2, 6-1 to AUM's third-seeded Khady Berthe.

The tournament is the first of two on Xavier's fall schedule.


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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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