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Gold Nuggets win at LSUS for sixth consecutive victory
March 7, 2010


     SHREVEPORT, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana, ranked 21st in the NAIA, improved its women's tennis winning streak to six Sunday with a 9-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference decision against LSU-Shreveport.
     The Gold Nuggets (8-3 overall, 8-1 GCAC) won three singles matches and two doubles matches without dropping a game. All-American Angelina Callis, playing at No. 2 singles, clinched the dual with her 6-0, 6-0 decision against Katie Moak.
     Also winning 6-0, 6-0 were Xavier's other All-American, Anastesia Opata, at No. 1 and Melissa DeLoach at No. 5.
     Opata and Callis beat Moak and Priscilla Erickson 8-0 at No. 1 doubles, and DeLoach and Ashley McGill defeated Annie Kelly and Lindsay Bomba by the same score at No. 3.
     It was the fifth consecutive road victory for the Nuggets, who lead the GCAC by 2 matches over second-place Spring Hill.
     LSUS, in its first season of intercollegiate tennis, is 0-7 overall and 0-7 in the GCAC. The Lady Pilots have yet to win a singles or doubles match.
     Xavier and LSUS will meet again April 18 in New Orleans.
     Next for the Nuggets will be a trip to Montgomery, Ala., for the AUM Spring Invitational starting Friday. XU's women tentatively are scheduled to play four ranked NAIA teams during that three-day event.


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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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