Nuggets lose to Tech, then both XU teams defeat Loyola
March 17, 2012
Men Women vs.
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana,
playing two women's tennis dual matches on the same day for the first time this
season, lost 9-0 to Louisiana Tech and defeated city rival Loyola 9-0
Xavier's men, ranked ninth in the NAIA, defeated
The XU-Tech dual was played in the morning at City
Park/Pepsi Tennis Center, and the XU-Loyola duals were played during the
afternoon at the University of New Orleans.
The Gold Nuggets (3-14) suffered their ninth loss of
the season to an NCAA Division I opponent, then snapped a five-dual losing
streak by winning every set against Loyola (2-4). Freshman Jordyn Goody
clinched against the Wolfpack with her 6-0, 6-0 victory against Cristiana
Krtalic at No. 5 singles.
Louisiana Tech (8-3), playing for the first time in 13
days, won its third in a row and fifth dual in six tries.
"It was good to see the Nuggets get that win,
especially after a tough morning and a tough week," XU coach Alan Green
The Gold Rush (10-3) snapped a two-dual losing streak
and won every set against Loyola's men (1-4). Amir Rahbar clinched at No. 5
singles with a 6-0, 6-2 victory against Eduardo Garcia.
The XU women will play Central Oklahoma, ranked 42nd in
NCAA Division II, at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Park. Both XU teams will play at
4 p.m. Saturday at UNO against Auburn Montgomery, whose women are No. 1 in the
NAIA and men are ranked fifth.