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Rush, Nuggets beat Tougaloo in opener of Mississippi trip
April 14, 2012

Results:  Men    Women

     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.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

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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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