Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nicholls State defeats Xavier Gold Nuggets 4-0

THIBODAUX, Louisiana -- Nicholls State did not lose a set Friday in a 4-0 women's tennis victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.

Andrea Mastrippolito clinched for the Colonels (4-11) with her 6-3, 6-3 victory against Vashni Balleste at No. 6 singles. Clemence Krug defeated Jana van der Walt 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4, Julia Melendez beat Brandi Nelson 6-1, 6-2 at No. 2, and Laia Charles defeated Tess Guarino 6-3, 6-0 at No. 5.

Charlene Goreau and Sha'Nel Bruins of the Gold Nuggets, 5-7 and ranked 16th in the NAIA, still were on court when Nicholls clinched. Their matches were not completed. The doubles matches were not played.

Next for Xavier's women and men will be a trip to Florida for three dual matches, starting with St. Thomas at 2 p.m. EDT Tuesday.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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