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Eagles beat Nuggets 6-3; AUM dual matches canceled
April 4, 2014


     NEW ORLEANS — Southern Miss won the final three singles matches Friday to escape with a 6-3 women's victory against NAIA No. 2 Xavier University of Louisiana at XU Tennis Center.
     Amber Brown tied the dual at 3 for the Gold Nuggets (11-6) with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory against Kathrin Waidner at No. 6 singles. But the Golden Eagles (7-11) took the lead for good when Mahitha Dadireddy beat Kourtney Howell 6-2, 7-5 at No. 2, then clinched when Lisa Noderer defeated Brion Flowers 6-2, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1 at No. 3.
     Freshman Nour Abbes won in doubles and singles for Xavier. She teamed with Simone-Alyse Ewell for an 8-5 victory against Waidner and Karina Gurgenyan at No. 3, and Abbes defeated Carolin Drescher 6-4, 6-3 at the top singles flight.
     Abbes is 11-0 in singles and is 5-0 in doubles with Ewell as her partner. Ewell stretched her doubles win streak to 12.
     The Gold Nuggets are 1-4 this season against NCAA Division I opponents. The loss to Southern Miss was just the second in Xavier's past 10 duals.
     Xavier's men's and women's home duals against Auburn Montgomery, scheduled for Saturday, were canceled due to impending rain. The Gold Nuggets' next dual will start at 3 p.m. on April 14 at home against Southern. The next Gold Rush dual will start at 2 p.m. April 12 at home against William Carey.


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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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