Xavier University of Louisiana men’s tennis defeated Lindsey Wilson 4-0 at the Grizzly Invitational. The men and women of XULA will travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., on Wednesday to play William Carey at noon. William Carey’s men are in seventh place and women in ninth.
As reported by the XULA website, Gold Rush, ranked fifth in the NAIA, finished 2-1 in this event and are 5-2 overall. XULA is 3-2 against ranked opponents, including two wins against eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson. Nereo Suarez and Guillermo Coiras won in doubles and singles.
Suarez and Bain grabbed the doubles point on first court with a 6-2 win against Sebastian Junqhanns and Ilyas Coichari. Churas clinched in singles with his 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 victory against Anatoliy Voloshyn on the fifth court.
Coiras and Dedric Ray won their doubles match 6-1 against Lucas Marques and Tiago Almeida. In singles, Suarez won 6-3, 1-6, 6-0 against Coichari and Julius Hell won 6-4, 6-1 against Junqhanns. Bain and Mathieu Strauss led in the third set against singles ranked Jan Silhavy and Tiago Almedia as the gold rush came to an end and Jered Wilson was headed to the third set.
Lindsey Wilson is 2-4: all losses are to top 5 opponents.
Xavier University of Louisiana is a private, historically black, Catholic university in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is the only Catholic HBCU and, following the canonization of Katharine Drexel in 2000, became the first Catholic university founded by a saint.
Senator Barack Obama gave the keynote address in August 2006. The Archbishop of New Orleans, Alfred C. Hughes, declined to attend, arguing that Obama was not against abortion and that he had not been consulted before the ‘event.
Obama returned after becoming president, visiting New Orleans in August 2010 to commemorate the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He gave Xavier a speech complimenting the community leaders’ work and affirming their commitment to continue to help rebuild the area.
Xavier’s athletic teams are called the Gold Rush and the Gold Nuggets. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, primarily participating in the Red River Athletic Conference as of the 2021-22 academic year XULA competes in 12 intercollegiate varsity sports: men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, tennis, and track and field; women’s sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track and field, and volleyball; and coed sports include competitive cheering. Previous sports included football. Photo credit: pic by XULA webiste