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Gold Rush are No. 8, make 4th consecutive top-10 finish

May 21, 2014

     NEW ORLEANS — For the fourth consecutive year, Xavier University of Louisiana's men's tennis team is in the final top 10 of the season. The Gold Rush were No. 8 in the postseason coaches poll announced Wednesday.
     The Gold Rush (13-12) climbed one spot after reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA National Championship for the third consecutive year.
     Additional Gold Rush poll streaks include:
     •  Ninth consecutive appearance in the final top 25 of the season.
     •  Twenty-ninth consecutive appearance in the top 10.
     •  Fifty-ninth consecutive appearance in the top 25.
     Xavier won seven of its final 10 dual matches to finish with a fourth consecutive winning record. Six Gold Rush victories this year were against teams in the postseason top 25, including No. 6 Cumberland and, in the NAIA quarterfinals, No. 10 Belhaven.
     National champion and unbeaten Georgia Gwinnett was unanimously chosen No. 1.
   
NAIA Men's Tennis Coaches' Top 25 Poll
(first-place votes in parentheses — records through end of season)
Rank Team Record Points Last
1 Georgia Gwinnett (12) 21-0 312 3
2 Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 21-4 302 1
3 Auburn Montgomery 24-4 291 2
4 Vanguard 20-5 283 4
5 Lindsey Wilson 17-3 272 5
6 Cumberland 15-6 261 6
7 Bethany (Kan.) 21-3 251 10
8 Xavier 13-12 243 9
9 Westmont 14-7 228 7
10 Belhaven 16-5 227 8
11 Concordia (Calif.) 12-11 207 11
12 Northwestern Ohio 22-4 206 12
13 Aquinas 25-5 193 13
14 Graceland 12-6 182 tie-14
15 Coastal Georgia 13-8 174 16
16 Webber International 13-10 145 18
17 Davenport 19-7 138 19
18 Warner 12-2 122 20
19 SCAD Atlanta 10-5 118 RV
20 Pikeville 15-7 113 21
21 Olivet Nazarene 12-8 111 23
22 Mobile 10-8 105 NR
23 Lewis-Clark State 5-11 92 22
24 William Carey 9-9 85 tie-14
25 Northwood (Fla.) 8-9 61 24

Others receiving votes: Oklahoma Baptist 58, Bethel (Tenn.) 47, Campbellsville 43, Indiana Wesleyan 39, McPherson 35, Missouri Valley 17, St. Francis (Ill.) 5, Huntington 5, Hastings 4, IU Southeast 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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