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Gold Nuggets maintain No. 22 position in coaches poll

February 22, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana remained 22nd Tuesday in the NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll and extended its lengthy streak of consecutive appearances.
     The Gold Nuggets (2-4) have appeared in 43 consecutive top 25s dating to Feb. 25, 2004. They have victories against NAIA opponents Tougaloo and Our Lady of the Lake and have lost three times to NCAA Division I opponents.
     Xavier was one of 14 teams to maintain its ranking from the preseason poll of Feb. 1. Twelve of the top 15 teams are in the same spot as last time. Belhaven is the lone newcomer this week; the Lady Blazers replaced Georgetown (Ky.) at No. 25.
     Defending national champion Fresno Pacific is No. 1 for the second consecutive poll.
     The Gold Nuggets' next match will start at 1 p.m. Sunday at LSU, and it will be the first tennis meeting between the schools. Then the Nuggets will travel to California, where they'll play No. 4 Vanguard on March 4 and a second opponent to be determined.
     The next poll will be announced March 8.

   
NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Feb. 20)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Fresno Pacific (13) 4-0 374 1
2 Auburn Montgomery (1) 4-1 361 2
3 Point Loma Nazarene 1-0 349 3
4 Vanguard 1-0 330 4
5 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 4-1 322 tie-5
6 Oklahoma Christian 3-0 320 tie-5
7 Azusa Pacific 5-0 304 8
8 Brenau 1-2 295 7
9 SCAD Savannah 2-0 274 9
10 Concordia (Calif.) 1-0 269 10
11 Shorter 2-0 252 11
12 Southern Nazarene 0-1 241 12
13 Lindsey Wilson 0-0 232 13
14 St. Thomas (Fla.) 3-2 214 14
15 Indiana Wesleyan 13-0 210 15
16 Lee (Tenn.) 0-0 190 17
17 Oklahoma Baptist 1-0 181 19
18 Northwood (Fla.) 1-3 162 18
19 William Carey 2-1 159 21
20 Lewis-Clark State 2-4 157 16
21 Tennessee Wesleyan 0-0 134 20
22 Xavier 2-4 109 22
23 Westmont 0-3 98 24
24 William Jewell 2-1 95 23
25 Belhaven 3-1 71 NR

Others receiving votes: Indiana Southeast 61, Georgetown (Ky.) 57, Webber International 29, Mobile 28, Northwestern Ohio 24, Biola 19, Spring Hill 16, Robert Morris (Chicago) 15, Taylor 13, Milligan 7, Morningside 6, McKendree 4, Olivet Nazarene 1, Marian (Ind.) 1, Aquinas 1.

 

 
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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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