Tuesday, April 5, 2016
XU Gold Rush, Nuggets defeat Prairie View A&M at home
NEW ORLEANS — For the 18th time in Alan Green's 13 seasons as Xavier University of Louisiana coach, his teams defeated an NCAA Division I opponent on the same day.
The Gold Rush, ranked third in the NAIA, beat Prairie View A&M 7-2 Saturday at XU Tennis Center. The Gold Nuggets, ranked 15th, defeated the Lady Panthers 6-3.
Thomas Setodji, Kevin Chaouat and Kyle Montrel won in doubles and singles for the Rush (11-3). Setodji clinched with a 6-1, 6-0 victory against Christian Waldron, giving the XU men their sixth consecutive victory and 11th in their last 12 dual matches.
Brion Flowers, Brandi Nelson and Sha'Nel Bruins won in doubles and singles for the Nuggets (8-9). Flowers clinched with her 6-2, 6-1 victory against Stacy Lackey.
Green's Rush and Nuggets pulled off the DI double for the first time on Feb. 28, 2003, against Prairie View. XU has beaten the Panthers and Lady Panthers on the same day four times. Xavier's other four-time same-day DI victims during the Green era are Alcorn State and Jackson State.
Against DI opponents this season, the Gold Rush are 3-3, and the Gold Nuggets are 2-2.
Xavier's men will travel to Louisiana-Lafayette for duals at noon and 4 p.m. Sunday. The XU women will play Southern at 3 p.m. Wednesday at XU Tennis Center.
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA