Thursday, April 7, 2016

Wins for XU Goreau, Flowers, but Southern prevails 5-2

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana got women's singles victories from Charlene Goreau and Brion Flowers, but Southern University swept the doubles and won the dual match 5-2 Wednesday at XU Tennis Center.
The Lady Jaguars (6-7) defeated the Gold Nuggets (8-10) for the first time in three tries. Xavier was seeking its first 3-dual win streak against Southern since 2007-09.
Southern swept the doubles, then clinched when Darnesha Moore defeated Jana van der Walt 6-4, 6-1 on the second singles court. Goreau, a freshman winning for the 12th time in her last 13 decisions, defeated Laura Syori 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1, and Flowers beat Rufaro Chirewa 6-2, 6-1 at No. 4.
Southern's other singles victory came from Nicki Neal in a 6-0, 6-3 decision against Tess Guarino at No. 6. The Lady Jaguars won 8-6 at both of the top two doubles flights and got an 8-1 victory at No. 3 from Syori and XU transfer Amanda Materre against Sha'Nel Bruins and Dasia Harris.
Next for Xavier's women and men will be Jackson State at 1 p.m. Sunday at XU. Both XU teams are playing their final six regular-season duals against NCAA Division I opponents.
NOTES:  It was the second time in the last three duals and the third time this season that the Gold Nuggets dropped all three doubles matches . . . The Gold Nuggets are 2-3 this season against NCAA DIs . . . XU coach Alan Green announced a date and time change for women's and men's duals at the University of New Orleans. New dates will be April 18 for the women and April 19 for the men. Start time of both will be 2 p.m. The original playing date was April 15.


Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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