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Knowles, Richardson win at UL Invitational
September 12, 2009


     LAFAYETTE, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Cameron Knowles and Sean Richardson won men's tennis matches Saturday in the season-opening UL Invitational.
     Knowles, a three-time All-Gulf Coast Athletic Conference player, defeated Alexander Rupertsson of Louisiana-Lafayette 8-4 in singles D-flight. Richardson, who led the Gold Rush in combined winning percentage as a freshman this past season, beat Enrique Carrasco of Lamar 8-1 in the same flight.
     XU's Steffen Giles-Osborn lost 8-2 to top-seeded Piotr Banas of Louisiana-Lafayette in the A-flight. Mikhail Vaval lost 8-6 to UAB's Thomas Petrich in the B-flight, and Hassan Abbas, in his XU debut, lost 8-3 to UL Lafayette's second-seeded Carlin Murray in the C-flight.
     Rain caused additional delays Saturday and resulted in the cancellation of both doubles flights and all consolation singles matches. Play will resume at 8 a.m. Sunday, but the National Weather Service forecasts a 70-percent chance of heavy rain.


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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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