Rush, Nuggets beat Tougaloo in opener of Mississippi trip
April 14, 2012
JACKSON, Miss. — Xavier University of Louisiana
dropped a collective 10 games Saturday morning in 9-0 men's and women's tennis
victories against Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opponent Tougaloo.
The Gold Rush (13-7 overall, 1-0 GCAC), ranked ninth
in the NAIA, snapped a
three-dual losing streak, and the Gold Nuggets (4-20, 1-0) ended theirs at
six. The XU men have a 47-dual GCAC regular-season winning streak which dates
to 2004; the women have 66 victories in their past 67 GCAC regular-season duals.
In the men's dual neither Amir Rahbar nor Corey Huggins
lost a game in doubles or singles, and the Rush won 6-of-9 matches
without dropping a game. Rahbar clinched for the
Rush with a 6-0, 6-0 victory against Stonie Lyons at No. 4 singles.
Tougaloo's women defaulted a doubles and singles match
because of five available players, making the Gold Nuggets' work easier.
Xavier's top four singles players — Kourtney Howell, Amanda Materre,
Amber Brown and Nicole DeLoach — posted 6-0, 6-0 victories. DeLoach
beat Cristen Sudduth at No. 4 to clinch the dual.
Tougaloo's men are 2-9, and the women are 2-8.
Xavier traveled to NCAA Division I Alcorn State on Saturday afternoon
for its final regular-season duals.