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XU defeats Spring Hill 6-0, advances to GCAC men's final
April 24, 2009


     MOBILE, Ala. — Xavier University of Louisiana won five matches without losing a game Friday and rolled to a 6-0 victory over Spring Hill in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament at Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
     The Gold Rush, No. 18 in the NAIA coaches poll, top-seeded in the tournament and a two-time defending champion, will play second-seeded Mobile at 6 p.m. Friday for the championship.
     Xavier won all three doubles matches, then clinched the dual when freshman Steffen Giles-Osborn defeated Johnny Ngamvilay 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4 singles. The victory was Giles-Osborn's seventh in a row, a team best.
     Also winning 6-0, 6-0 in singles were Cameron Knowles and Mario Myles. The Xavier teams of Mikhail Vaval-Matthew Walker and brothers Sean and Terry Richardson won 8-0 in doubles.
     Spring Hill, the No. 4 seed, finished 3-8.
     This is the seventh consecutive time the Gold Rush reached the GCAC final. The streak excludes 2006, when Xavier did not compete in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
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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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