As reported by the XULA website, Xavier University of Louisiana to win 4-1 in men’s tennis against Texas Wesleyan at the LSUA tournament. XULA will play Thursday through Sunday in the GGC Spring Invitational in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
XULA ranked fifth in the NAIA, finished 3-0 in this event. XULA defeated Dillard and Our Lady of the Lake on Friday. Julius Hell won in doubles and singles on Saturday to help his team win the challenge. Guillermo Coiras and Dedric Ray scored XULA’s other doubles victory.
Churas and Bain won in singles. Hell and Jacobi Bain grabbed the doubles point on first course with a 6-4 win against Mathieu Vinet and Pablo Olmedo. Inferno closed the match when he defeated Olmedo 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 on the second singles course.
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
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