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Xavier's Opata reaches singles final
For immediate release . . . September 28, 2007

ATLANTA — Xavier University of Louisiana sophomore Anastesia Opata won two matches Friday to reach the women's singles A-flight final of the HBCU National Tennis Championships.

Opata, a transfer from Washington State, defeated top-seeded Monika Musilova of Bethune-Cookman 6-4, 4-1, retired, in the quarterfinals, then beat Alcorn State's Swetha Devaraj 6-3, 6-2 in the semifinals.

Two Xavier women's doubles teams — Opata and Dominique Bell and Colleen McArthur and Yuliem Dominguez — reached the semifinals.

Xavier's Matthew Walker reached the consolation final of the men's singles C-flight by beating Bethune-Cookman's Terry Powell 8-3 in the quarterfinals Hampton's Marcelo Reda 5-0, retired, in the semifinals.

Southern University's Kathryn Curtis reached the women's singles B-flight final by defeating McArthur 7-6 (7-2) 6-4 in the quarterfinals and Dominguez 7-5, 6-2 in the semifinals.


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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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