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Xavier men remain 16th, women still 19th in NAIA polls
April 20, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — The NAIA tennis coaches polls had a familiar look when announced Tuesday, and Xavier University of Louisiana was part of the familiarity.
     XU's men (10-13) are 16th for the second consecutive poll, and the women (13-13) are 19th for the fourth straight time.
     There were no newcomers to either top 25, and 11 men's teams and 14 women's teams were in the same position as two weeks ago. There was no change at the top, with Auburn Montgomery leading the women for the 46th consecutive poll and Fresno Pacific making it 6-for-6 this season as the No. 1 men's team.
     Xavier kept its poll streaks going too. The Gold Nuggets are in the top 25 for the 40th consecutive time dating to February 2004. XU's men are ranked for the 23rd consecutive time dating to April 2007.
     Xavier is the only Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's team ranked, but there are four GCAC women's teams in the top 25 — Xavier, No. 20 William Carey, No. 23 Mobile and No. 25 Spring Hill — for the second straight time.
     Both Xavier teams will compete next as No. 1 seeds in the GCAC Tournament on April 30-May 1 at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center. The final coaches polls will be announced May 4.

NAIA Men's Tennis Top 25
1. Fresno Pacific
2. Auburn Montgomery
3. Concordia (Calif.)
4. Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
5. Azusa Pacific
6. Vanguard
7. Oklahoma Christian
8. Westmont
9. Point Loma Nazarene
10. Graceland
11. Shorter
12. Lindsey Wilson
13. Union (Ky.)
14. St. Thomas (Fla.)
15. Martin Methodist
16. Xavier
17. Tennessee Wesleyan
18. Oklahoma Baptist
19. McKendree
20. Webber International
21. Lewis-Clark State
22. Lindenwood
23. Bethel (Tenn.)
24. Lee (Tenn.)
25. Aquinas
NAIA Women's Tennis Top 25
1. Auburn Montgomery
2. Fresno Pacific
3. Concordia (Calif.)
4. Point Loma Nazarene
5. Azusa Pacific
6. Brenau
7. Embry-Riddle (Fla.)
8. Oklahoma Christian
9. Vanguard
10. Northwood (Fla.)
11. Savannah Art and Design
12. Shorter
13. Oklahoma Baptist
14. Lindsey Wilson
15. Southern Nazarene
16. Lewis-Clark State
17. Indiana Wesleyan
18. Lee (Tenn.)
19. Xavier
20. William Carey
21. Georgetown (Ky.)
22. Westmont
23. Mobile
24. Biola
25. Spring Hill


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
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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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