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Southern beats Gold Nuggets for fourth consecutive year
March 1, 2013


     NEW ORLEANS — Lois Alexis defeated Simone-Alyse Ewell 7-5, 6-3 at No. 4 singles Friday to clinch Southern's 6-3 women's tennis victory against Xavier University of Louisiana at the XU Tennis Center.
     The Lady Jaguars (5-4) won their fifth dual match in a row and defeated the Gold Nuggets (4-4) for the fourth consecutive year. Xavier is ranked 11th in the NAIA.
     Southern won 2-of-3 doubles matches and 4-of-6 in singles. Xavier's Kourtney Howell defeated Demetria Woods 6-2, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
     Camara Davis put Southern ahead to stay with a 6-0, 6-2 victory against Vashni Balleste at No. 6 singles.
     Amanda Materre won at No. 3 singles for Xavier, as did Amber Brown and Nicole DeLoach at No. 3 doubles.
     Materre, winning for the sixth time in seven singles matches this semester, beat Danielle Dixon 6-3, 6-4. Brown and DeLoach won in doubles for the second straight day and gave Xavier a 1-0 lead after their 9-7 defeat of Dixon and Kendall Bunch.
     Howell and Materre have three singles victories each this semester against NCAA Division I opponents.
     Xavier lost the other doubles matches 9-7 and 9-8. Davis and Morgan Taylor saved six match points at No. 2 in a 9-8 (7-4) victory against Ewell and Materre. Another close match was Gabrielle Moore's 6-4, 5-7, 6-2 decision against XU's Brion Flowers at No. 2 singles.
     All four Xavier losses this season are to NCAA Division I opponents.
     The Gold Nuggets' next dual will start at 4 p.m. Sunday at Southeastern Louisiana. The XU men's and women's duals against Fisk and Tougaloo, scheduled for Saturday in Jackson, Miss., were postponed and may be rescheduled. Also postponed were Monday men's and women's home duals against Shorter due to a death in the family of Shorter coach Orville Adams. Those matches will be rescheduled for April.


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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, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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