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Xavier teams beat Southern for third consecutive year
February 7, 2009

Results:  Men    Women

     BAKER, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana earned its first dual tennis victories of the season Saturday and continued its recent success against Southern University.
     The Gold Nuggets won 4-3, and the Gold Rush won 7-0 at Greenwood Park Tennis Center. It was the third consecutive season that both Xavier teams defeated Southern, an NCAA Division I opponent. Xavier is an NAIA member.
     Angelina Callis clinched the Nuggets' victory by winning the last five games — including three service breaks — of a 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 decision over Megan Wiltz at No. 2 singles.
     "That was a real good comeback by Angelina," Xavier coach Alan Green said. "She stayed positive. She got down in the match but never got down mentally."
     Callis also teamed with Anastesia Opata for an 8-1 victory over Janelle Mosley and Bethlehem Workeneh at No. 1 doubles. Opata defeated Mosley 6-0, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
     Southern had only four players available for the men's dual, giving Xavier two automatic points at No. 5 and 6 singles and easier access to the doubles point because of a default at No. 3. The Gold Rush dropped only one set in winning the other six matches.
     Xavier's Mike Green, Steffen Giles-Osborn and Mario Myles all won singles and doubles matches. Giles-Osborn and Green beat Bino Rasedisa and Marlon Gichie 8-1 at No. 1 doubles, then Green defeated Rasedisa 6-1, 6-1 at No. 1 singles.
     Xavier's women are 1-2, and the men are 1-1. Southern's women are 0-3, and the men are 0-2.
     Both Xavier teams will play their first home matches and first Gulf Coast Athletic Conference matches at 4 p.m. Friday against Mobile at UNO Wow Café Tennis Center.


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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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