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Xavier women 25th in NAIA preseason tennis poll
February 6, 2008

NEW ORLEANS — The Xavier University of Louisiana women's tennis team is 25th in the NAIA Division I preseason coaches poll announced Wednesday.

The Gold Nuggets, like a few top-25 teams, already have begun the dual-match portion of their schedule. Xavier split a pair at home in January against NCAA Division I opponents, losing to Nicholls State and then beating Southern.

Xavier will resume its schedule next week in southern California with matches against four teams in the top 25: No. 2 Fresno Pacific, No. 4 Vanguard, No. 5 Azusa Pacific and No. 21 Concordia.

Auburn Montgomery, winner of the past four NAIA national championships, is No. 1 and received 10 of 12 first-place votes.

Xavier was 13th in 2007 preseason poll and climbed as high as No. 9 before finishing 21st. The No. 9 ranking was the Nuggets' first in the tennis top 10.

The next coaches poll will be announced Feb. 20. There will be seven polls this season, with the final one released April 30.

2008 NAIA Women's Tennis Top 25 Poll — Feb. 6

RANK

SCHOOL (Region)

1st PLACE VOTES

2008 RECORD*

TOTAL POINTS

1

Auburn University at Montgomery (Ala.) (XIII)

10

0-0

297

2

Fresno Pacific University (Calif.) (II)

1

0-0

289

3

Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) (XI)

1

0-0

265

4

Vanguard University (Calif.) (II)

 

0-0

261

5

Azusa Pacific University (Calif.) (II)

 

1-0

253

6

Savannah College of Art and Design (Ga.) (XIV)

 

13-5

233

7

Berry College (Ga.) (XIII)

 

0-0

213

8

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Fla.) (XIV)

 

12-9

198

9

Southern Nazarene University (Okla.) (VI)

 

0-0

196

10

California Baptist University (II)

 

0-0

186

11

Brenau University (Ga.) (XIII)

 

0-0

177

12

Point Loma Nazarene University (Calif.) (II)

 

0-1

155

13

Oklahoma Christian University (VI)

 

0-0

141

14

Shorter College (Ga.) (XIII)

 

0-0

130

15

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) (I)

 

1-1

126

16

Indiana Wesleyan University (VIII)

 

13-0

121

17

Union College (Ky.) (XII)

 

0-0

110

18

Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) (VII)

 

13-1

101

19

Bethel College (Tenn.) (XI)

 

0-0

77

20

Lee University (Tenn.) (XIII)

 

0-0

72

21

Concordia University (Calif.) (II)

 

0-0

65

22

Georgetown College (Ky.) (XI)

 

0-1

52

23

Indiana University Southeast (XII)

 

8-0

51

24

Webber International University (Fla.) (XIV)

 

11-12

33

25

Xavier University (La.) (XIII)

 

1-1

31

 
Others receiving votes:
Oklahoma Baptist University (VI) 16; Cumberland University (Tenn.) (XI) 15; Aquinas College (Mich.) (VIII)
14; Walsh University (Ohio) (IX) 7; Bethany College (Kan.) (IV) 7; Nebraska Wesleyan University (III) 5;
University of Alberta (I) 2; Southern Oregon University (I)

* Record through matches played Feb. 3


Gold Nuggets in the 2008 NAIA Division I rankings
WeekRankingPoints
February 6 (preseason) 25th 31

 

 
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