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Lady Jaguars defeat Nuggets for first time in four years
April 10, 2010


     BATON ROUGE, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Anastesia Opata and Angelina Callis won in singles and teamed for a doubles victory, but Southern University defeated the Gold Nuggets 5-2 Saturday in a women's tennis dual match.
     It was the first time in four seasons the Lady Jaguars (11-5) defeated Xavier (11-12), which is 19th in the NAIA coaches poll.
     In a dual scored under NCAA rules, Southern won the doubles point, then earned the first four singles victories. Kathryn Curtis clinched the dual with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Colleen McArthur at No. 4.
     Xavier finally scored when Callis defeated Janelle Mosley 6-1, 4-6, 1-0 (10-5) at No. 2, then Opata closed the dual with a 1-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-5) decision against Megan Wiltz at No. 1.
     Opata and Callis, ninth in the ITA's NAIA doubles rankings, also needed a tiebreaker to beat Wiltz and Curtis 8-7 (8-4).
     Opata and Callis are 3-0 in singles and 3-0 in doubles in their careers against Southern.
     The Lady Jaguars' victory was their first against Xavier since 2003.
     Xavier has dropped five in a row and eight of its last 10 duals. The Nuggets and the Gold Rush will play Alcorn State at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center.


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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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