Xavier University of Louisiana women’s tennis team got a 4-1 victory Wednesday against William Carey. It was William Carey’s season opener. The Gold Nuggets and Lady Crusaders will meet at noon April 1 at XULA. Next for the Gold Nuggets will be three matches in the LSUA Invitational at Alexandria and Pineville.
As reported by the Xavier University of Louisiana website, XULA is 7-3 and won for the seventh time in its last eight dual matches. Gold Nuggets have five wins in the last 19 days against ranked NAIA opponents, two against top-10 teams.
Dixon clinched with her 7-6 (8-6), 6-2 victory against Tiffany Chang on the fourth singles court. Dixon and Wheatley clinched the doubles point at No. 3 by beating Chang and Malak Abarkane 6-4. Largacha and Mbali Langa earned XULA’s other doubles victory, 6-0 against Emelie Koch and Nina Westkamp on the first court.
Largacha won 6-3, 6-1 against Sunny Logan at No. 5 singles, and Wheatley defeated Westkamp 6-1, 6-3 at No. 6.
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