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Gold Rush lose 5-0 at Tulane to open 2012 season
January 28, 2012

Results

     NEW ORLEANS — Joe Young and Takuma Ohasi scored singles and doubles victories Saturday to help Tulane earn a 5-0 men's tennis victory against Xavier University of Louisiana at Goldring Tennis Center.
     It was first dual match of 2012 for the Gold Rush, an NAIA. member. NCAA Division I Tulane is 2-2.
     Young and Idan Mark clinched the doubles point for the Green Wave with an 8-6 victory against Viktor Svoboda and Corey Huggins at the No. 1 flight. Ohashi and Adam Bernstein defeated Amir Rahbar and Loic Didavi 8-5 at No. 3. In singles Ohashi beat Sean Richardson 6-2, 6-4 at No. 6, and the dual ended after Young's 6-1, 6-7 (3-7), 1-0 (10-3) against Svoboda at No. 3.
     Although the XU men failed to score a point, they won at No. 2 doubles when Richardson and Steffen Giles-Osborn topped Shaye Wali and Rodrigo Rappaccioli 9-7. In 2011, when the schools met for the first time, Wali and Rappaccioli beat Richardson and Giles-Osborn 8-4. The unfinished singles of matches of Didavi at No. 1 and Giles-Osborn at No. 4 were close.
     "This dual was a bit closer than the score indicated," XU coach Alan Green said. "We lost, but I'm really proud of the way all the guys fought. We walk out of here today with our heads up and congratulate Tulane. They are a good team from top to bottom.
     "They had a good crowd out today, and the atmosphere was awesome. We had a lot of Xavier fans out as well, so today's match felt like nationals. I hope we can make it there in May."


 

 
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