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No. 8 Westmont rallies for 5-4 win against No. 14 Xavier
March 7, 2011


     SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Three days after its first-ever victory against a top-10 NAIA opponent, the Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis team suffered one of its most disappointing losses.
     Eighth-ranked Westmont won the final three matches and defeated No. 14 Xavier 5-4 Monday.
     Carlos Lima clinched the dual for Westmont (2-3) with a 6-7 (7-1), 6-3, 6-1 victory against Zach Taylor at No. 1 singles. Freshman Jonathan Aubrey and senior Hassan Abbas scored points in doubles and singles for Xavier (8-3), which lost for the first time in four duals. Abbas gave the Gold Rush a 4-2 lead when he defeated Bryan Cox 6-4, 7-5 at No. 2 singles. He also won at No. 1 doubles with Taylor, beating Lima and Lukas Zielen 8-6.
     Aubrey and Amir Rahbar beat Tiago Hayashi and Kent Stormans 8-1 at No. 3 doubles, then Aubrey gave the Gold Rush a 3-1 lead when he defeated Seth Grotelueschen 6-2, 6-2 at No. 6 singles.
     Xavier won 6-3 Friday at No. 7 Vanguard. The Gold Rush are 2-1 this season against top-25 NAIA opponents.
     XU's men will play NCAA Division I opponent Radford at 10 a.m. Wednesday at City Park Tennis Center in New Orleans, then travel with the Gold Nuggets to Montgomery, Ala., for the AUM Invitational, a three-day event beginning Friday.


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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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