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Florida A&M ends Gold Rush winning streak
February 22, 2009


     NEW ORLEANS — Florida A&M won all three doubles matches and five of six singles matches Sunday in an 8-1 men's tennis victory over Xavier University of Louisiana at UNO Wow Café Tennis Center.
     The Rattlers (4-3), an NCAA Division I member, snapped the six-match winning streak of the Gold Rush (6-2), No. 15 in the NAIA coaches poll. The dual was played under NAIA scoring rules.
     FAMU's Simbarashee Happy and Michael Moore defeated Mike Green and Steffen Giles-Osborn 8-4 at No. 1 doubles, and Happy beat Green 6-3, 6-4 at No. 1 singles.
     Xavier scored its only point when Cameron Knowles defeated Joshua Cameron 4-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7) at No. 6 singles.
     "I thought we stacked up better than the result," Xavier coach Alan Green said. "I was a little disappointed in the result. That's the type of match that we need to prepare for the best teams in the NAIA. I've got to do a better job of getting our guys better prepared for those type of matches."
     Xavier's men and women will travel to Baker, La. — a suburb of Baton Rouge — for a 1 p.m. dual against Grambling at Greenwood Park Tennis Center. Grambling, like FAMU, is an NCAA D-I member and an HBCU.


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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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