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Southern beats Gold Nuggets 6-1; Materre wins in singles
March 4, 2012


     BATON ROUGE, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana freshman Amanda Materre scored her team's lone point Sunday in a 6-1 women's tennis loss at Southern University.
     The dual was a makeup of a Saturday rainout.
     Materre, winning for the second time in the past five dual matches, defeated Demetria Woods 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2 singles. Woods was the 2010 Southwestern Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year.
     For the first time in eight duals, XU's Kourtney Howell's No. 1 singles match did not go to a third set. Howell lost 6-4, 6-3 to Carlista Mohammed, the 2011 SWAC Player of the Year.
     Morgan Taylor clinched for the Lady Jaguars with her 6-1, 6-1 victory against Nicole DeLoach at No. 5 singles.
     Southern is 4-6, and Xavier is 0-8. Seven of the Gold Nuggets' losses are against NCAA Division I opponents. Six occurred on the road.
     Xavier's men and women will play at 2 p.m. Monday against Shorter at City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center. Shorter's men are ranked 10th in the NAIA, and the women are 15th. Xavier's men are ranked ninth.


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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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