Tuesday, March 8, 2016

XULA Gold Rush win, Gold Nuggets lose to William Woods

NEW ORLEANS — Karan Salwan, Thomas Setodji and Charlene Goreau extended singles winning streaks Sunday as Xavier University of Louisiana split dual matches with William Woods at XU Tennis Center. The XU men won 6-0, and the women lost 5-2.
Salwan won his eighth in a row, 6-1, 6-1 against David Barbieri. Setodji improved to 5-0 for the spring semester after beating Marcos Constantino 6-1, 6-2. Goreau won her sixth in a row, 6-0, 6-1 against Paige Smith.
The XU men (7-3), ranked third in the NAIA, won for the sixth time in their last seven dual matches and are 9-0 at home over the last two seasons. The Gold Nuggets (4-6), who are No. 14, lost to a ranked opponent for the third consecutive day. The William Woods women are 2-1 and ranked 23rd.
William Woods' men are 0-2.
The Gold Rush swept the doubles matches. Setodji and Kevin Chaouat beat Barbieri and Adam Deen Qurban 8-0, and Salwan and Kyle Montrel defeated Christian Barbieri and Jelmer Van Vliet by the same score. Tushar Mandlekar and Manav Chakma defeated Stefan Simic and Johnnie Carmichael 8-6.
Montrel beat Christian Berbieri 7-5, 6-0.
The Gold Nuggets' only other victory occurred at No. 3 doubles, where Dasia Harris and Sha'Nel Bruins beat Felicia Cesar and Smith 9-7. Bruins was 1-1 in the third set of singles with Alba Salinas when the dual was halted by the coaches' mutual agreement.
Next for the Rush and Nuggets will be a trip t
o Jackson, Miss., Saturday to play Tougaloo at 10 a.m. and Jackson State at 2 p.m. All matches will be played on Jackson State's campus.

Results:  Men   •   Women

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director


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