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Nuggets still 2nd in NAIA but tied with Lindsey Wilson

April 1, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Two of the NAIA's premier women's tennis programs, Xavier University of Louisiana and Auburn Montgomery, will put their new national rankings on the line Saturday when they meet at 2 p.m. at XU Tennis Center.
     The NAIA announced Tuesday its fifth coaches poll of the season. Xavier is tied for second with Lindsey Wilson, and Auburn Montgomery, the three-time defending champion, is fourth.
     The Gold Nuggets (11-5) are in the top 10 for the 12th consecutive time and in the top five for the eight time in the last nine polls. They were second in the previous poll on March 18.
     Xavier won 5-4 at then-No. 1 AUM on March 9 on the final day of the AUM Invitational. It was the first time the Gold Nuggets defeated a top-ranked team.
     Xavier is 3-1 since the previous poll. The loss was 5-4 at Lindsey Wilson on March 21 in a dual which was not decided until a third-set tiebreaker in the final match on the court.
     Xavier is 6-2 this season against ranked NAIA teams and has won eight of its last nine duals overall.
     Admission is free to the Xavier-AUM matches. Both schools' men's teams, also ranked in the top 10, will play at the same time.
     The next rankings will be announced April 15.
   
NAIA Women's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through March 30)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Georgia Gwinnett (13) 12-2 343 1
2-tie Xavier 11-5 323 2
2-tie Lindsey Wilson 5-4 323 4
4 Auburn Montgomery 12-7 317 3
5 SCAD Savannah 4-2 300 5
6 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 7-5 288 6
7 Brenau 9-7 277 7
8 Northwood (Fla.) 11-3 264 8
9 Vanguard 9-7 257 9
10 Oklahoma Baptist 8-7 242 11
11 Westmont 6-10 234 12
12 Graceland 8-3 216 RV
13 Concordia (Calif.) 4-7 212 13
14 Lewis-Clark State 2-11 192 10
15 Milligan 12-4 187 18
16 Indiana Wesleyan 17-1 173 17
17 Coastal Georgia 7-5 166 16
18 Davenport 12-4 157 25
19 Campbellsville 8-3 145 22
20 Cardinal Stritch 15-3 130 20
21 Marian (Ind.) 15-5 108 21
22 St. Thomas (Fla.) 3-7 106 RV
23 Olivet Nazarene 7-4 91 24
24 SCAD Atlanta 4-4 83 14
25 Northwestern Ohio 9-7 81 23

Others receiving votes: Belhaven 74, Warner 55, Georgetown (Ky.) 55, Cumberlands 35, William Carey 17, Cumberland 10, Evangel 9, Ashford 8, Bethel (Kan.) 6, Southeastern (Fla.) 3, Reinhardt 3.


 

 
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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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