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Gold Rush in NAIA's top 10 for the 25th consecutive time

April 1, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana fell three places Tuesday in the NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll but kept alive its streak of top-10 appearances.
     The Gold Rush — 6-9 overall and 2-2 since the previous poll two weeks ago — rank 10th. It's the 25th consecutive top-10 appearance for the XU men and their 28th in the last 29 polls.
     Five XU losses this season are against teams in this week's top 10. The Gold Rush, have victories against William Carey, Graceland and Coastal Georgia, which rank 13-14-15, and a two-dual split with No. 7 Cumberland.
     Not surprisingly, the Rush's next opponent is ranked. No. 2 Auburn Montgomery will visit Saturday for a 2 p.m. dual at the XU Tennis Center. AUM defeated the Rush 7-2 on March 9, the final day of the AUM Invitational.
     AUM will be the first Gold Rush home opponent since Feb. 7 and the second of the semester. The XU men played their previous 13 duals on the road.
     Xavier is one of six schools with both tennis teams in the top 10 this week. The XU women are tied for second.
     The next rankings will be announced April 15.
   
NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through March 30)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (9) 10-3 339 1
2 Auburn Montgomery (2) 16-3 332 2
3 Georgia Gwinnett (2) 13-0 325 3
4 Vanguard 10-4 310 4
5 Westmont 8-5 298 5
6 Lindsey Wilson 7-1 289 6
7 Cumberland 5-4 275 8
8 Belhaven 12-3 260 9
9 Aquinas 16-2 257 10
10 Xavier 6-9 243 7
11 Concordia (Calif.) 5-6 226 11
12 Bethany (Kan.) 10-0 224 14
13 William Carey 5-4 213 12
14 Graceland 8-5 209 13
15 Coastal Georgia 8-6 180 15
16 Northwestern Ohio 15-2 179 16
17 Warner 11-0 172 18
18 Bethel (Tenn.) 8-4 156 17
19-tie Lewis-Clark State 3-5 139 19
19-tie Davenport 13-4 139 20
21 Pikeville 9-5 119 22
22 Webber International 9-6 107 RV
23 Olivet Nazarene 5-7 105 23
24 Northwood (Fla.) 3-4 85 21
25 Oklahoma Baptist 3-11 74 25

Others receiving votes: Cumberlands 57, Indiana Wesleyan 41, McPherson 33, Campbellsville 24, Missouri Valley 23, Biola 12, Martin Methodist 12, St. Francis (Ill.) 5, SCAD Atlanta 3, SCAD Savannah 3, Mobile 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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