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Gold Nuggets defeat Belhaven 7-0 in GCAC semifinal
April 24, 2009


     MOBILE, Ala. — Angelina Callis extended her singles and doubles winning streaks Friday, leading top-seeded Xavier University of Louisiana to a 7-0 women's tennis victory against Belhaven in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament at Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
     The Gold Nuggets (17-6), No. 15 in the NAIA coaches poll, will meet defending champion and second-seeded Mobile for the championship at 6 p.m. Friday.
     Callis and Anastesia Opata earned their 11th consecutive doubles victory when then beat Neely Johnson and Mayra Prado 8-1 at No. 1. Callis, playing No. 2 singles, extended that streak to eight in a row with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Johnson.
     Jihanna Mughnee clinched the dual when she defeated Lindsey Berg 6-0, 6-0 at No. 5 singles. Melissa DeLoach did not drop a game in winning at No. 6 singles and at No. 3 doubles with Alexandra Broussard.
     Fourth-seeded Belhaven finished 7-11.
     The Nuggets will appear in their eighth consecutive GCAC final. The streak excludes 2006, when Xavier did not compete in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Xavier defeated Mobile in the finals in 2004, 2005 and 2007 but lost 5-4 to the Lady Rams last year.


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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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