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Xavier men win, women lose at Alcorn State
April 4, 2009

Results:  Men    Women

     LORMAN, Miss. — Xavier University of Louisiana, No. 13 in the NAIA men's tennis poll, defeated Alcorn State 4-3 Saturday to earn its fifth consecutive victory.
     Xavier's women, ranked 15th, lost 4-3 to Alcorn.
     The victory was the fourth of the season for the Gold Rush (13-4) against an NCAA Division I opponent, matching its total of 2008. Xavier has beaten Alcorn (5-8) three consecutive times on the road dating to 2005.
     The Rush trailed 3-1 before winning the final three singles matches. Mario Myles clinched the victory with a 6-1, 6-3 decision over Yanick Shearron-Hawkins at No. 4. It was the sixth consecutive singles victory for Myles.
     Alcorn's Lady Braves (7-7) improved their winning streak to four matches and snapped the five-match winning streak of the Gold Nuggets (13-5).
     Sarah Peters clinched the Lady Braves' victory with a 3-6, 6-1, 7-5 triumph over Marian Lang at No. 5 singles. Xavier won the top three singles flights but missed a chance to win the doubles point when Alcorn twins Denisse and Diana Favela rallied from a 7-4 deficit to defeat Yuliem Dominguez and Colleen McArthur 9-8 at No. 2.
     Xavier's next matches will be Thursday in Rome, Ga. — probably against ranked NAIA teams — but opponents and times have not been determined. The matches are a makeup for the NAIA Blast Off, which was rained out this past weekend in Rome.


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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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