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Ragin' Cajuns defeat Gold Rush 6-0, Gold Nuggets 4-1
February 12, 2014

Results:  Men    Women

     LAFAYETTE, La. — Xavier University of Louisiana lost to Louisiana-Lafayette in men's and women's tennis Wednesday. The Gold Rush lost 6-0, and the Gold Nuggets lost 4-1.
     Nour Abbes scored the lone victory for Xavier when her opponent at No. 1 singles, Nelo Phiri, retired because of illness after one game, which Abbes won.
     Brandi Nelson split sets with Eleanor Bradshaw at No. 6 singles -- Nelson won the second set 6-3 -- but the match was stopped after the Ragin' Cajuns clinched the dual.
     Kyle Montrel was the lone Gold Rush player to win a set. Montrel lost 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (10-6) to Rick de Groot at No. 1 singles.
     No doubles matches were played. The dual was scheduled for 6 p.m. but pushed up two hours because of unseasonably cold weather. Temperatures were in the upper 30s at the start of competition.
     UL Lafayette's women are 3-2, and the men are 6-1.
     Both XU teams will travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., to play William Carey at 3 p.m. Friday. Both XU teams and both William Carey teams are ranked in the NAIA's top 15. It will be the first of three Mississippi matches in as many days for the Rush and Nuggets.


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National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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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