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Green Wave zero in on Gold Nuggets in 2011 opener
January 29, 2011


     NEW ORLEANS — Tulane won five of seven matches without dropping a game Saturday and defeated Xavier University of Louisiana 7-0 at Goldring Stadium in the first women's tennis dual match of the season for both schools.
     Xavier, a perennial power in the NAIA, had five available players and forfeited the No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles matches to NCAA Division I Tulane.
     The most competitive match was at No. 1 doubles, where Mariam Kurdadze and Emma Levy defeated Xavier's Amber Brown and Carmen Nelson 8-3. Brown won the only other game for XU in a 6-0, 6-1 loss to Levy at No. 2 singles.
     Nelson, a sophomore who played No. 3 singles most of last season, lost 6-0, 6-0 to Kurdadze at No. 1.
     It was the first XU dual match for Brown, a freshman, and the collegiate debut of freshman teammate Nicole DeLoach. Emma Helisten defeated DeLoach 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4, and DeLoach's older sister, Melissa, lost by the same score to Lindsay Dvorak. Helisten and Dvorak blanked the DeLoach sisters in doubles.
     Hila Elster shut out senior Ashley McGill at No. 5, but McGill's day of competition wasn't over. She was expected to play for the 16th-ranked XU women's basketball team in its game at unbeaten SUNO later in the afternoon. McGill played for both teams last season.
     Xavier's women and men will play city rival Loyola at noon Sunday 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 teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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