Auburn Montgomery teams shut down Xavier again
March 26, 2011
NEW ORLEANS — Auburn Montgomery continued its tennis
dominance of Xavier University of Louisiana, beating the Gold Rush 9-0 and the Gold
Nuggets 7-0 Saturday at City Park.
AUM is 10-0 the last eight seasons against XU's men and
7-0 the last seven seasons against XU's women.
The closest matches were in the men's dual, where XU
singles players Zach Taylor and Steffen Giles-Osborn split sets. But both lost
third-set super tiebreakers — Bence Toth beat Taylor 5-7, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4)
at No. 2, and Loic Didavi defeated Giles-Osborn 6-3, 5-7, 1-0 (10-4) at No. 3 in a
matchup of top-30 NAIA singles players.
Bruno Savi and Claudio Andrade, the NAIA's top-ranked
doubles team, beat Giles-Osborn and Sean Richardson 8-2 at No. 2.
In the women's dual Xavier's Carmen Nelson lost 6-2,
6-3 to ninth-ranked Jade Curtis at No. 2 singles in the Gold Nuggets' most
competitive match. The Lady Senators won all 12 sets, seven without dropping a game.
AUM's men are ranked third in the NAIA and the
defending national champion, and the women are fourth. Both teams are 14-2.
Xavier's men (11-6) are eighth, and the women (3-12) are receiving votes and
Both Xavier teams will play Fisk in Gulf Coast Athletic
Conference duals at 1 p.m. next Saturday at City Park.