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Colleen McArthur beat Paige Malone 
6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.

Colleen McArthur beat Paige Malone 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles.
    McArthur clinches Nuggets'
victory over Spring Hill
March 14, 2008

Results: Men    Women

NEW ORLEANS — Colleen McArthur defeated Paige Malone 6-2, 6-3 at No. 4 singles Friday to clinch NAIA No. 23 Xavier University of Louisiana's 5-4 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's tennis victory over Spring Hill at UNO Wow Café Tennis Center.

Xavier's 24th-ranked men did not lose a set in their 9-0 victory over Spring Hill.

The Gold Nuggets (8-4 overall, 5-0 GCAC) never lost a match in winning three duals against Spring Hill in 2007, but the Lady Badgers won two of three doubles matches and were tied at three victories apiece when Alex Tovar beat Melissa DeLoach 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.

But McArthur and Yuliem Dominguez, beaten in their No. 2 doubles match by Tovar and Lynne Fritscher, sealed the Nuggets' sixth consecutive victory by winning their singles matches. Dominguez beat Abbey Angelle 6-1, 6-1, then McArthur defeated Malone for her fifth consecutive victory without dropping a set.

Xavier's men (7-6, 5-0) clinched their sixth victory in seven duals when Vusumzi Kempele defeated Johnny Ngamvilay 6-0, 6-0 at No. 6 singles. That was one of three matches the Gold Rush won with dropping a game. The others were Cameron Knowles' 6-0, 6-0 victory over Jimmy Chassaing at No. 4 singles and Mikhail Vaval-Desse and Miroslav Vukicevic's 8-0 decision over Chassaing and Chris Link at No. 2 doubles.

Spring Hill's women are 4-3 and 1-2, and the men are 0-8 and 0-3.

The next match for Xavier's men and women will start at 2 p.m. Monday at Auburn Montgomery, the defending men's and women's NAIA national champion and ranked first in both coaches polls this season. Both the Rush and Nuggets will play five road matches in four days next week, including Shorter (men No. 19, women No. 13) on Tuesday and Lee (men No. 7, women No. 18) on Wednesday. The trip will conclude Thursday in Mobile, Ala., with GCAC matches against Spring Hill and Mobile.

 

 
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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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