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Gold Rush again reaches all-time high of 13th in poll
March 9, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana climbed one spot to 13th — matching the program's highest rank ever — in the NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll announced Tuesday.
     XU gained two places in the women's poll to reach a season high of 19th.
     The Gold Rush (7-2) improved its position despite a 9-0 loss Friday to Auburn Montgomery, which remained No. 2. The XU men were 13th twice previously — consecutive polls in March and April of 2009.
     The Gold Nuggets (8-3) are 2-0 since the previous poll and improved their winning streak to six duals. They are one of three Gulf Coast Athletic Conference teams in the top 25. Spring Hill is 21st and in the top 25 for the first time this season, and Mobile is 25th.
     Xavier has been in the women's top 25 for 37 consecutive polls dating to Feb. 25, 2004, and in 20 consecutive men's top 25s dating to April 7, 2007.
     The top-ranked teams again are Auburn Montgomery's women and Fresno Pacific's men.
     XU's men will play Lamar at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center, and both XU teams will compete in the AUM Spring Invitational at Montgomery, Ala., starting Friday.

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


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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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