Sunday, October 30, 2016
Goreau, Clark win consolation titles at UNO tourney
NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's Charlene Goreau and Lyndsey Clark won women's consolation titles Saturday at the Big Easy Tennis Classic at the University of New Orleans.
Goreau defeated Florida A&M's Olivia Rolle 6-4, 6-4 in the flight-1 consolation final. Clark won the flight-6 consolation title by default Saturday after defeating FAMU's Kiara Shaw 6-4, 0-6, 1-0 (12-10) in the semifinals Friday.
The Gold Nuggets produced a pair of consolation runners-up. Emma Kranendonk lost 6-3, 6-3, to William Carey's Gloria Kaufman in the flight-2 final, and Sha'Nel Bruins and Dasia Harris lost 6-2 in the doubles final to William Carey's Lorena Rouillon Jimenez and Daria Veretennikova.
In the main draw of men's flight-1 singles, XULA's fourth-seeded Karan Salwan lost 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-5) in the semifinals to top-seeded Chao-Yu Huang of Southern Miss.
This was the last of three fall events for XULA, which will resume its schedule with dual matches in January. The Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets will take aim at a return trip to the NAIA National Championships at Mobile, Ala., in May. The ITA will announce NAIA player rankings in late November, and team rankings — the NAIA coaches polls — will be unveiled Jan. 24.
Friday Results: Men • Women
Saturday Results: Men • Women
Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director
XAVIER UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA