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XU drops 2 duals but beats 3 ranked singles opponents
March 31, 2010

Results:  Men    Women

     COSTA MESA, Calif. — Xavier University of Louisiana, despite three singles victories against nationally ranked opponents, lost men's and women's dual matches to Vanguard on Wednesday.
     Vanguard, sixth in the NAIA coaches poll, defeated XU's 15th-ranked men 6-3. Vanguard's 10th-ranked women beat the No. 19 Gold Nuggets 8-1.
     Hassan Abbas of the Gold Rush defeated 18th-ranked Lucas Pereira 7-5, 6-3, and teammate Mario Myles beat 37th-ranked Tino Brodar 4-3, retired.
     The Gold Nuggets scored their only point when Angelina Callis defeated 21st-ranked Betyel Tesfa 7-5, 6-3. It was the second time in three days Callis beat a ranked singles opponent.
     Abbas and Sean Richardson won in doubles for the second straight day. They defeated Nils Idwal and Garrett Gillon 8-4.
     It was the third consecutive day that both Xavier teams lost on the road to top-10 opponents. The XU men are 9-10, and the women are 11-10. Vanguard's men are 11-5, and the women are 10-6.
     Xavier will conclude its California trip with dual matches against Concordia at 10 a.m. PDT Thursday. Concordia's men are ranked third, and the women are fifth.


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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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