Sunday, February 7, 2016
Gold Rush beat No. 7 Crusaders; Nuggets lose to Carey
NEW ORLEANS — Fourth-ranked Xavier University of Louisiana recorded its first men's tennis victory of the season against a top-10 NAIA opponent when it defeated seventh-ranked William Carey 8-1 Saturday.
Xavier's women, ranked 11th, lost 6-3 to sixth-ranked William Carey.
The Gold Rush (2-2) have 12 victories in the last five seasons against top-10 NAIA opponents. Carey is the highest-ranked opponent to lose to the Gold Rush since n No. 7 Cumberland two years ago.
Karan Salwan, Kyle Montrel, Kevin Chaouat, Manav Chakma and Adam Albrecht won in doubles and singles for the XU men. Montrel clinched the dual when he defeated Clement Fosse 6-0, 6-3.
In the women's dual, William Carey won the final three singles matches after the Gold Nuggets (1-1) tied the dual at 3.
Charlene Goreau evened the dual for the Gold Nuggets with a 4-6, 6-2, 6-0 victory against Sara Valero Marin at the top flight. Mathilde Rinderknech clinched for the Crusaders by beating Tess Guarino 7-6 (7-3), 6-2.
Goreau and Brandi Nelson teamed for a doubles victory, and Nelson defeated Alexia Rycroft 7-5, 7-5 in singles.
William Carey's women are 1-3, and its men are 0-2.
"I was very pleased with what I saw from our men," XU coach Alan Green said. "We beat a very good Carey team. On the women's side, I thought we let one slip away. I have to do a better job coaching them on some of the little things that can make matches go either way. But I give credit to the Carey women for closing the match."
Xavier's women will visit LSU-Alexandria at noon next Saturday, and both XU teams will visit Nicholls State at 11 a.m. the following day.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA