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Richardson, Green are second-team NAIA All-America
May 16, 2009

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana seniors Terry Richardson and Mike Green were second-team selections on the 2009 NAIA Men's Tennis All-America Teams announced Saturday.
     They are Xavier's second and third men's tennis All-Americans of the modern era. Miroslav Vukicevic made the second team in 2008.
     Richardson, from Ellenwood, Ga., and Stockbridge High School, was 17-8 in singles and 18-6 doubles and was the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year for the second time in three seasons. He was 16th in the most recent Intercollegiate Tennis Association/NAIA singles rankings.
     Green, from Port St. Lucie, Fla., and Barnabas Christian Academy, was 8-8 in singles and 10-7 in doubles. He was All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference in singles and doubles and was 32nd in ITA/NAIA singles rankings. Green teamed with freshman Steffen Giles-Osborn to earn Xavier's first ITA ranking in men's doubles.
     Xavier was 17-7 this season, winning the GCAC Tournament for the fourth consecutive time in five years, tying a school record for victories and reaching the second round in the Gold Rush's first appearance at the NAIA National Championship.


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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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