Nuggets end regular season with 9-0 win against LSUS
April 18, 2010
NEW ORLEANS — The Xavier University of Louisiana
women's tennis team, ranked 19th in the NAIA, concluded its regular season
Sunday with a 9-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference victory over LSU-Shreveport.
The Gold Nuggets (13-13 overall, 11-1 GCAC) earned their
10th consecutive conference victory and will be seeded first in the GCAC Tournament on April 30-May 1 at the University of New
Orleans Tennis Center, the same site as Sunday's dual.
It was senior day for Xavier's Anastesia Opata, Angelina Callis and Colleen
McArthur, and the trio combined to drop one game in singles and doubles.
In doubles Opata and Callis defeated Katie Moak and Priscilla Erickson 8-0,
and McArthur and Melissa DeLoach beat Lauren Simmons and Lindsey Crane by the
Opata defeated Erickson 6-0, 6-0, and McArthur posted the same score against
Crane. Callis defeated Anne Kelly 6-0, 6-1.
Carmen Nelson and Ashley McGill earned their first singles victories since
March 20. Nelson beat Simmons 6-1, 6-0, and McGill won 6-0, 6-1 against
Lindsay Bomba. DeLoach beat Ali Lieberman 6-0, 6-0 for her first singles
victory since March 30.
For the day Xavier dropped five games. Compared with 9-0 victories in which
every match was played, it was the fewest games the Nuggets had lost since
Feb. 23, 2008, against Tougaloo.
LSUS is in its first season of intercollegiate tennis. The Lady Pilots followed
the loss to Xavier with an 8-1 loss to Loyola at Tulane's Goldring Stadium
and dropped to 1-12. All their matches are against GCAC opponents.
Xavier won for the second time in three duals since
its season-worst five-dual losing streak. The Nuggets hsave won 64 of their last 65
GCAC regular-season matches.