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Gold Nuggets defeat another ranked NAIA opponent
March 22, 2014

Results:  Men    Women

     NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Xavier University of Louisiana defeated Milligan 8-1 on Saturday for its fifth women's tennis victory this season against a ranked NAIA opponent.
     Xavier's men defeated Milligan 9-0.
     The Gold Nuggets (10-5), ranked second in the NAIA, won for the seventh time in their last eight duals. They're 5-2 against ranked NAIA teams. Milligan (9-4) is ranked 18th.
     Xavier's Nour Abbes improved to 10-0 in singles with a 6-3, 6-2 decision against Rachel Hodas. Abbes and Simone-Alyse Ewell beat Caroline Morelli and Susan Rainwater 8-1, giving Ewell her 10th consecutive doubles victory.
     Kourtney Howell earned her fourth consecutive singles victory, 6-1, 6-1 against Kayla Kelly, and teamed with Brion Flowers to beat Hodas and Kelly 8-1 for the sixth doubles victory in their last seven matches.
     The Nelson sisters, Carmen and Brandi, collected the other XU singles victories.
     In the men's dual, Kyle Montrel and Nikita Soifer won in doubles and singles for the third consecutive day. They teamed for an 8-4 victory against Colin Bumann and Matias Yanez. In singles, Montrel beat Yanez 6-0, 6-0, and Soifer defeated Bumann 6-4, 6-2.
     Vincenzo Ciccone, in his first doubles match of the semester, and Jordan Harrell defeated Caleb Friddell and Alex Delozier 8-3. Adam Albrecht defeated Jackson Lenoir 6-0, 6-1 to give Albrecht consecutive singles victories for the first time this semester.
     Ciccone and Harrell also won singles matches, and Kevin Chaouat won in doubles and singles.
     The Gold Rush are 6-8, and the Buffaloes are 6-7.
     Both XU teams will conclude their trip with 10 a.m. Sunday duals at Cumberland, whose men are ranked eighth and women ranked 15th in the NAIA.


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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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