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Gold Nuggets beat Alcorn State, but XU men lose
April 13, 2010

Results:  Men    Women

     NEW ORLEANS — Seniors Anastesia Opata, Angelina Callis and Colleen McArthur were unbeaten in singles and doubles Tuesday to lead NAIA No. 19 Xavier University of Louisiana to a 5-2 women's tennis victory over Alcorn State at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center.
     Alcorn State's men defeated NAIA No. 16 Xavier 8-1. Both duals were scored by NAIA rules.
     The Gold Nuggets (12-12) led 2-1 after McArthur and Melissa DeLoach defeated Kali Sandoval and Nancy Gonzalez 8-2 and Opata and Callis beat Arielie Buchmann and Katherine Hoepelman 8-2. Alcorn's Dasha Rudd tied the dual at 2 with a singles shutout of Ashley McGill, but McArthur, Callis and Opata helped the Nuggets pull away and snap a season-worst five-dual losing streak.
     McArthur ended her eight-match singles losing streak with a 6-2, 6-0 decision over Sandoval. Callis defeated Hoepelman 6-2, 6-1, and Opata clinched the dual with a 6-1, 6-3 victory against Buchmann.
     It was the Nuggets' first victory of the season against an NCAA Division I opponent. Alcorn, a 4-3 winner against Xavier a year ago, is 7-13.
     Xavier's men (9-12) scored the first point of their dual when Steffen Giles-Osborn and Mikhail Vaval beat Anton Krutkin and Alexandr Lidzar 8-5 at No. 1 doubles. But the Gold Rush didn't score again despite winning first sets at the top four singles flights.
     Krutkin and Lidzar avenged their doubles defeat, with Krutkin beating Giles-Osborn 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-8) at No. 1 singles and Lidzar defeating Abbas 3-6, 7-6 (7-5), 1-0 (12-10) at No. 2. Diego Gonzalvez beat Mario Myles, and Winfried defeated Mikhail Vaval in the other matches decided by the super-tiebreaker.
     The Braves, who lost to Xavier each of the last two seasons, are 7-8. The Gold Rush has dropped six straight and 11 of its last 13 duals.
     Xavier's men will travel to Alexandria, La., for a 3 p.m. Wednesday match against another Southwestern Athletic Conference opponent, Prairie View.


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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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