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Gold Rush win 7-0 against NCAA D-I Tennessee State
February 20, 2011


     NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Xavier University of Louisiana's men's tennis team won 7-0 Sunday at Tennessee State — the second victory of the season for the Gold Rush (7-2) against an NCAA Division I opponent.
     Xavier dropped one set in seven completed matches. Sean Richardson won 6-0, 6-0 against Gregory Ruffin at No. 4 singles, and Jonathan Aubrey did the same against Matthew Ingram at No. 5. Richardson and Steffen Giles-Osborn teamed for an 8-0 victory over Skyler Dowdy and Ruffin to clinch the doubles point at No. 2.
     The lone match with suspense involved Zach Taylor and Lawrence Washington at No. 1 singles. Taylor rallied from a 5-2 deficit in third set and a 7-3 deficit during the super-tiebreaker to win 2-6, 7-5, 1-0 (10-7).
     Also winning were Taylor and Hassan Abbas in an 8-4 No. 1 doubles decision against Washington and Shaun Ingram, Giles-Osborn by 6-1, 6-0 over Shaun Ingram at No. 2 singles and Amir Rahbar by 6-1, 6-1 against Dowdy at No. 3.
     Tennessee State, playing its opener, had just five available players and defaulted at No. 3 doubles and No. 6 singles.
     The next Gold Rush match will start March 4 at Vanguard in Costa Mesa, Calif. Vanguard was tied for sixth in the NAIA preseason rankings, and a new top 25 will be announced Tuesday.


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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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