As reported by the XULA website, for the seventh consecutive time, Xavier University of Louisiana is ranked fifth in the NAIA men’s tennis coaches poll. The NAIA announced the rankings Wednesday. The Gold Rush are 3-1 with a three-game hitting streak that includes a win against ranked opponent, Lindsey Wilson.
In the top 25 for the 125th time in a row, the longest active streak in NAIA men’s tennis. That streak began on April 4, 2007.
In the top 20 for the 116th time in a row.
In the top 15 for the 111th time in a row.
In the top 10 for the 12th time in a row and the 95th time in the last 98 polls.
In the top five for the seventh time in a row.
The last time the XULA men were lower than 11th was on February 22, 2011, when they were 14th.
Up next for XULA is four games in the Grizzly Invitational in Lawrenceville, Georgia: Friday at 1pm.
against No. 12 Cumberland and 4pm. vs. Lewis-Clark State, 1:00 p.m. Saturday vs. #2 Georgia Gwinnett and Sunday at 10:00 a.m. vs. #8 Lindsey Wilson.
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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