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Gold Rush win pair of matches but lose 6-1 at Troy
March 15, 2014

Results

     TROY, Ala. — Mansingh Athare defeated Jordan Harrell 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to clinch Troy's 6-1 men's tennis victory against NAIA No. 9 Xavier University of Louisiana on Saturday.
     The Gold Rush (4-7) won a singles and doubles match. But the Trojans (3-11) of NCAA Division I eked out the doubles point and won a pair of three-set singles matches.
     Winning for Xavier were Kevin Chaouat and Tushar Mandlekar, who beat Athare and Sami Ghorbel 8-5 at No. 2 doubles. It was the fourth victory in five attempts for Chaouat and Mandlekar.
     XU's Vincenzo Ciccone scored the lone Gold Rush point with a 7-5, 6-1 victory against Tadju Davies at No. 6 singles. It was Ciccone's first singles victory in more than a month and his second of the semester against an NCAA Division I opponent.
     Gabriel Sciacca Dias beat XU's Kyle Montrel 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-4) at No. 1 singles. That ended Montrel's seven-match win streak in three-setters which do not employ the super tiebreaker.
     Troy won the other two doubles matches 8-6, rallying from a 6-3 deficit at No. 1 and a 40-love deficit in the 13th game at No. 3. Xavier's No. 3 team of Viktor Svoboda and Adam Albrecht had tied their match at 6 after trailing 6-2.
     "We had some opportunities but just didn't take advantage of them," XU coach Alan Green said. "It will be a learning experience for us."
     Xavier's men and women will travel next week for four duals apiece in four days, beginning with 11 a.m. Thursday matchups against Graceland at Nashville, Tenn. Graceland's men are ranked 13th in the NAIA.


 

 
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