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Xavier teams keep their top-25 streaks going
March 23, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — The Xavier University of Louisiana tennis teams kept their streaks going in the NAIA coaches polls announced Tuesday.
     XU's women (11-7) remained 19th and are ranked among the top 25 for the 38th consecutive time dating to February 2004. XU's men (9-7) dropped two places to 15th and are ranked for the 21st consecutive time dating to April 2007.
     Next for the Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush will be their toughest challenges of the season. The Xavier teams will travel to California to play dual matches next week against Azusa Pacific, Fresno Pacific, Vanguard and Concordia on consecutive days. All the opponents are in the top 10, with Fresno Pacific's men ranked first and its women No. 2.
     The Nuggets' April 1 match against Concordia will be their ninth in a row against a ranked opponent and their 10th in 11 duals. That same day the Rush will play its eighth dual in 10 matches against ranked opponents, and by the end of the trip the XU men will have played five of the NAIA's top six teams this season.
     For the second straight poll Xavier is one of three Gulf Coast Athletic Conference teams in the women's top 25. But the order changed, with William Carey moving in at 21st and Spring Hill dropping two places to 23rd. Mobile, No. 25 two weeks ago, dropped out.

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


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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