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Tennis teams win 12 of 15 at HBCU Championships
September 25, 2008

Results:  Men    Women

     ATLANTA — Xavier University of Louisiana's tennis teams won 12 of 15 matches Thursday at the HBCU National Championships.
     Terry Richardson of the Gold Rush and Marian Lang of the Gold Nuggets each won twice in singles, and joining them in the quarterfinals were teammates Steffen Osborn, Sean Richardson, Alexandra Broussard, Angelina Callis, Yuliem Dominguez and Anastesia Opata.
     Osborn and Mikhail Vaval won in doubles, as did Broussard and Melissa DeLoach, who rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Winston-Salem State's Shannon Loughnan and Laken Joyce 8-4.
     Lang, a freshman, beat players from NCAA Division I for her first two collegiate victories. Lang defeated North Carolina A&T's Danielle McCaskill 6-2, 6-4 and Bethune-Cookman's Andrea Paez in the women's B-flight.
     Also collecting his first collegiate victory was freshman Sean Richardson (Terry's brother), who defeated Virginia State's William Richardson (no relation) 6-0, 6-0 in the C-flight.
     Terry Richardson won 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-5) in the opening round of the A-flight against Virginia State's John Lanier, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year this past season.


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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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