Saturday, February 27, 2016
Gold Nuggets beat Belhaven, Tougaloo on the road
JACKSON, Mississippi — Xavier University of Louisiana improved its women's tennis win streak to three Friday with victories against Belhaven and Tougaloo. The Gold Nuggets defeated the Blazers 5-3, then beat the Lady Bulldogs 6-0.
The Gold Nuggets (4-3), ranked 13th in the NAIA, have a three-dual win streak.
Xavier's Sha'Nel Bruins, Charlene Goreau, Tess Guarino and Dasia Harris went 2-0 in singles. After losing 2-of-3 doubles matches against Belhaven (4-2), the Gold Nuggets won 4-of-5 singles matches, and Bruins clinched with her 7-5, 6-4 victory against Mary Lichlyter.
Bruins is 5-1 in singles this semester and has a four-match win streak.
Guarino clinched against Tougaloo when she defeated Sakehenna Jones 8-0. Xavier and the Lady Bulldogs played pro-set singles matches, and Tougaloo (1-6) defaulted at the sixth flight. Doubles matches were not played.
Goreau and Jana van der Walt also won 8-0 against Tougaloo. Goreau's singles win streak is three.
The Gold Nuggets' next dual will start at 3 p.m. Friday at NAIA No. 6 William Carey in Hattiesburg, Miss. That will be the first of three duals in three days for the XU women.
Results vs. Belhaven / Tougaloo
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA