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XU has 4 singles players on Campbell's-ITA national list
March 18, 2012

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana has four singles players and two doubles teams on the national list of the Campbell's-Intercollegiate Tennis Association NAIA rankings of March 12.
     Earning recognition in the first regular-season rankings of 2012 were:
     •  Loic Didavi, 11th nationally and third in the South in men's singles.
     •  Zach Taylor, 17th nationally and sixth in the South in men's singles.
     •  Viktor Svoboda, 47th nationally and 16th in the South in men's singles.
     •  Kourtney Howell, 35th nationally and 15th in the South in women's singles.
     •  Steffen Giles-Osborn, 18th in the South in men's singles.
     •  Didavi and Taylor, third nationally and second in the South in men's doubles.
     •  Giles-Osborn and Sean Richardson, 25th nationally and 10th in the South in men's doubles.
     Rankings were based on performances through March 4. The next rankings will be announced April 16. The NAIA will announce its next team rankings Tuesday. The XU men were ninth in the most recent coaches poll.
     The XU women will play Central Oklahoma, ranked 42nd in NCAA Division II, at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Park/Pepsi Tennis Center. Both XU teams will play at 4 p.m. Saturday at the University of New Orleans Tennis Center against Auburn Montgomery, whose women are No. 1 in the NAIA and men are ranked fifth. AUM has the NAIA's top-ranked women's singles player, Ana Veselinovic.


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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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