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Gold Rush, Gold Nuggets in same spots in NAIA top 25s
February 23, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Both Xavier University of Louisiana tennis teams held their positions in the NAIA coaches polls announced Tuesday.
     The Gold Rush (6-1) remained 14th in the men's top 25, and the Gold Nuggets (6-3) still are 21st in the women's rankings.
     avier is one of two top-25 teams from the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference for the second consecutive women's poll. The other is Mobile, which remained 19th. Another GCAC women's team, Spring Hill, received more than twice as many points as it did two weeks ago and is near the top of the "others receiving votes" in a tie for 27th.
     The top-ranked teams are Auburn Montgomery's women and Fresno Pacific's men. AUM has been No. 1 in 42 consecutive women's polls dating to Feb. 11, 2004.
     Both Xavier teams will resume their schedules on March 4 — one week from Thursday — against GCAC opponent William Carey. Those dual matches will start at 5 p.m. at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center. William Carey, fielding intercollegiate tennis teams for the first time since the 1990s, received votes in the men's poll and is 28th after its 5-4 home loss to Xavier this past Wednesday.

NAIA Men's Tennis Top 25
1. Fresno Pacific
2. Auburn Montgomery
3. Concordia (Calif.)
4. Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
5. Azusa Pacific
6. Vanguard
7. Oklahoma Christian
8. Westmont
9. Graceland
10. Union (Ky.)
11. Bethel (Tenn.)
12. Point Loma Nazarene
13. Lindsey Wilson
14. Xavier
15. St. Thomas (Fla.)
16. Webber International
17. Lindenwood
18. Oklahoma Baptist
19. Savannah Art and Design
20. Lee (Tenn.)
21. Lewis-Clark State
22. Shorter
23. Olivet Nazarene
24. Indiana Wesleyan
25. Aquinas
NAIA Women's Tennis Top 25
1. Auburn Montgomery
2. Fresno Pacific
3. Concordia (Calif.)
4. Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
5. Lindsey Wilson
6. Point Loma Nazarene
7. (tie) Vanguard
7. (tie) Brenau
9. Savannah Art and Design
10. Azusa Pacific
11. Southern Nazarene
12. Oklahoma Christian
13. Northwood (Fla.)
14. Indiana Wesleyan
15. Westmont
16. Lewis-Clark State
17. Lee (Tenn.)
18. Shorter
19. Aquinas
20. Oklahoma Baptist
21. Xavier
22. Cumberland
23. William Jewell
24. Georgetown (Ky.)
25. Taylor


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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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