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Gold Rush still 14th; two top-10 teams next on schedule

February 22, 2011

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana maintained its No. 14 ranking in the NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll announced Tuesday.
     The Gold Rush (7-2) have two victories against NCAA Division I opponents and another against NAIA member Martin Methodist, which remained 17th.
     The XU men have appeared in 26 consecutive polls dating to April 4, 2007, and it's the 17th straight time dating to April 30, 2008, that the Gold Rush are among the top 18.
     There are no newcomers in this week's top 25, and there virtually was no movement. But Xavier will attempt an upward climb when it plays No. 7 Vanguard in its next match March 4 at Costa Mesa, Calif. The Rush also will play No. 8 Westmont during that trip March 7, but it will occur after conference and unaffiliated group coaches submit their next ratings.
     This is the second of eight polls this season and the first since Feb. 1. The next poll will be announced March 8.

   
NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through Sunday, Feb. 20)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Fresno Pacific (9) 3-0 310 1
2 Auburn Montgomery (3) 5-0 304 2
3 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 3-0 291 3
4 Azusa Pacific 0-1 282 4
5 Concordia (Calif.) 2-0 269 5
6 Oklahoma Christian 5-0 263 tie-6
7 Vanguard 2-1 255 tie-6
8 Westmont 0-2 241 8
9 Graceland 2-2 227 9
10 Point Loma Nazarene 1-0 223 10
11 Union (Ky.) 2-3 214 11
12 Shorter 3-1 199 12
13 Lindsey Wilson 0-0 191 13
14 Xavier 7-2 186 14
15 St. Thomas (Fla.) 3-2 174 15
16 Lewis-Clark State 4-2 164 16
17 Martin Methodist 0-1 146 17
18 Webber International 4-2 138 19
19 Tennessee Wesleyan 0-0 135 18
20 McKendree 1-1 116 20
21 Aquinas 2-1 112 21
22 Lee (Tenn.) 0-0 97 23
23 Olivet Nazarene 5-0 93 22
24 SCAD Savannah 1-1 71 tie-24
25 Oklahoma Baptist 0-0 61 tie-24

Others receiving votes: Huntington (Ind.) 35, Biola 32, Bethel (Tenn.) 26, Northwood (Fla.) 25, Belhaven 23, Walsh 17, Lindenwood 17, Campbellsville 14, William Carey 9, Northwestern Ohio 5, Hope International 4, Cumberland 3, Indiana Southeast 1, Georgetown (Ky.) 1, Roberts Wesleyan 1, Davenport 1, Warner 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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