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Gold Rush defeats Prairie View, ends losing streak
April 14, 2010


     ALEXANDRIA, La. — The Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis team defeated NCAA Division I opponent Prairie View A&M 5-2 Wednesday to snap a season-worst six-match losing streak.
     Mikhail Vaval clinched the victory — the first for the Gold Rush since March 20 — with a 7-6 (7-1), 6-1 decision against Christopher Jordan at No. 4 singles.
     Xavier won the doubles point, and Steffen-Giles Osborn, Hassan Abbas and Sean Richardson also recorded singles victories. Richardson played the longest match of the dual, a 6-7 (8-6), 6-3, 7-5 decision over Kristen Powell at No. 5.
     Prairie View picked up one point by default at No. 6 singles — Xavier had just five available players for the sixth consecutive dual — and scored the other point when Jose Garcia defeated Mario Myles 6-3, 6-4 at No. 3.
     The Gold Rush, ranked 16th in the NAIA, is 10-12. Both its non-conference victories are against NCAA D-I opponents. The victory was Xavier's first on the road since Feb. 21.
     Xavier's next match will be its regular-season finale at noon Saturday at the University of New Orleans. The Gold Rush will be the top seed for the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament on April 30-May 1 at the UNO 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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