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Gold Nuggets defeat Loyola, extend GCAC streak to 54
January 31, 2010


     NEW ORLEANS — Well-established program met a newcomer Sunday. Not surprisingly, the well-established program prevailed.
     Xavier University of Louisiana's women's tennis team extended its Gulf Coast Athletic Conference winning streak with a 7-2 victory over Loyola at Tulane's Goldring Stadium.
     The Gold Nuggets (1-1 overall, 1-0 GCAC) have won 54 consecutive GCAC regular-season duals dating to 2002. The victory came at the expense of a Loyola program which was playing its first intercollegiate match since the 1990s.
     Xavier didn't lose a set in any of the seven completed matches but defaulted the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles matches because the Nuggets had only five players available.
     NAIA All-Americans Anastesia Opata and Angelina Callis won their singles matches and teamed for an 8-0 victory over Claire Landry and Katherine Beargie at No. 1 doubles. Colleen McArthur, Carmen Nelson and Melissa DeLoach also won singles matches fore the Nuggets, and McArthur and Nelson teamed for a doubles victory.
     Both the Xavier women and men will return to action Saturday with GCAC duals at Mobile, Ala. XU will play Mobile at 10 a.m. and Spring Hill at 2 p.m. Nearly all of Xavier's conference matches are scheduled to be played before March 10.


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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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