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McNeese State wins rematches, sweeps Gold Nuggets
February 7, 2010


     NEW ORLEANS — McNeese State picked up points where it couldn't last season and defeated Xavier University of Louisiana 9-0 Sunday in a women's tennis dual match at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center.
     The Cowgirls' Ralista Pirdopska defeated the Gold Nuggets' Anastesia Opata 6-2, 2-6, 1-0 (10-5) at No. 1 singles and teamed with Victoria Martinez for an 8-3 decision at No. 1 doubles over Opata and Angelina Callis. Xavier won those same matchups a year ago in a 6-3 McNeese victory.
     Callis, like Opata, also split sets with her singles opponent but lost 6-2, 4-6, 1-0 (12-10) to Ilona Serchenko at the No. 2 flight. Callis beat another McNeese player at No. 2 singles a year ago.
     McNeese won all the other matches in straight sets.
     McNeese is 3-0, and Xavier is 2-3. It was the second loss of the season for Xavier, an NAIA member, against an NCAA Division I opponent.
     The Gold Nuggets' next dual will start at 2 p.m. Friday against Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opponent Loyola at Tulane's Goldring Stadium.


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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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