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Nuggets' streak is 5 after edging Oral Roberts
March 12, 2014

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     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Amber Brown defeated Mairead Cleary 6-3, 6-3 at No. 5 singles to clinch a 5-4 victory against Oral Roberts on Wednesday at XU Tennis Center.
     The Gold Nuggets (8-4), ranked fifth in the NAIA, won their fifth dual in a row. The Golden Eagles (1-6) have dropped five straight.
     Brown earned her fourth consecutive singles victory. She clinched for Xavier after ORU's Melanie Marlin tied the dual at 4 with a 6-2, 6-4 victory against Brandi Nelson at No. 3.
     Brown and Simone-Alyse Ewell produced the Nuggets' lone doubles victory, 8-1 at No. 3 against Cleary and Nika Munoz, it was Ewell's seventh consecutive doubles victory.
     Xavier also got singles victories from Ewell at No. 4, Kourtney Howell at No. 1 and Carmen Nelson at No. 6. Nelson, who did not play the past two seasons, beat Munoz 6-1, 6-0 for her first singles victory since March 25, 2011.
     Howell defeated Haley Martin 6-2, 6-2, and Ewell beat Ximena Puentes 6-2, 6-4.
     It was the second consecutive dual and the third time this season that the Nuggets won 5-4. It's their first victory since 2004 against a non-HBCU member of NCAA Division I.
     The Gold Nuggets' next dual will start at 11 a.m. on March 20 against Graceland in Nashville, Tenn. Next for the XU men will be a 1 p.m. Saturday dual at Troy.


 

 
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