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XU's Howell, Flowers win first match at national tourney
October 10, 2013

     FORT MYERS, Fla. — Xavier University of Louisiana's Kourtney Howell and Brion Flowers defeated Westmont's Jessica Cedillo and Grace Davis 6-2, 7-5 Thursday in the opening round of the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships.
     Howell and Flowers, top-seeded in the NAIA women's doubles bracket, will play Lindsey Wilson's Jessica King and Alicia Rodriguez in the semifinals at 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday. King and Rodriguez upset SCAD Savannah's fourth-seeded Maria Barragan and Daniella Arcila 6-2, 6-1.
     Howell and Flowers will play for the championship or in the third-place match at 5:30 p.m. Friday.
     Howell and Flowers are 5-0 this fall and have won 15 of their last 17 matches dating to March of last season.
     In the other first-round matches of this bracket, Evangel's second-seeded Amy Grossklag-Fritz and Jenna Elliott defeated Davenport's Alyssa Fuentes and Emily Spiech 6-4, 6-4, and Kristina Marova and Hui-I Huang of Embry-Riddle (Fla.) upset Oklahoma Baptist's third-seeded Kateryna Shkot and Anastasyia Baranova 3-6, 6-0, 1-0 (10-7).


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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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