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Gold Rush remain at No. 10 in NAIA coaches poll

April 15, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana held on to its No. 10 position Tuesday in the NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll.
     The Gold Rush (8-9) have been in the top 10 for 26 consecutive polls -- a streak which began nearly three years ago -- and in 29 of the last 30 polls.
     Xavier was 2-0 since the previous poll, winning 8-1 at home against No. 13 William Carey on Saturday and 5-2 at NCAA Division I's Jackson State on Sunday.
     Defending champion Embry-Riddle (Fla.) received 9-of-13 first-place votes and remained No. 1 for the sixth time in as many polls this season. There are no newcomers in this week's top 25.
     Xavier will be one of three ranked men's teams in next week's NAIA unaffiliated group tournament in New Orleans. Joining the Rush will be No. 3 Georgia Gwinnett and No. 25 Oklahoma Baptist. Matches will be played at XU Tennis Center the University of New Orleans. Tournament winner will receive at automatic berth in next month's NAIA National Championship at Mobile, Ala.
     The next team rankings will be announced April 29.
   
NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through April 13)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) (9) 16-3 339 1
2 Auburn Montgomery (2) 17-3 333 2
3 Georgia Gwinnett (2) 14-0 324 3
4 Vanguard 16-4 310 4
5 Westmont 14-5 299 5
6 Cumberland 8-4 288 7
7 Lindsey Wilson 11-2 277 6
8 Belhaven 14-3 264 8
9 Aquinas 20-3 257 9
10 Xavier 8-9 243 10
11 Bethany (Kan.) 13-1 233 12
12 Concordia (Calif.) 9-8 221 11
13 William Carey 8-6 208 13
14 Graceland 8-5 199 14
15 Coastal Georgia 11-6 182 15
16 Warner 12-1 180 17
17 Northwestern Ohio 17-3 179 16
18 Bethel (Tenn.) 9-5 155 18
19 Davenport 17-6 142 tie-19
20 Lewis-Clark State 4-9 139 tie-19
21 Pikeville 12-5 121 21
22-tie Olivet Nazarene 9-7 107 23
22-tie Webber International 11-8 107 22
24 Northwood (Fla.) 4-4 82 24
25 Oklahoma Baptist 5-12 79 25

Others receiving votes: Indiana Wesleyan 55, Cumberlands 50, Campbellsville 27, Missouri Valley 23, Biola 13, McPherson 12, Martin Methodist 8, St. Francis (Ill.) 7, SCAD Atlanta 5, Indiana Tech 5, Huntington 4, SCAD Savannah 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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