Xavier University of Louisiana women’s tennis team lost 4-0 to Georgia Gwinnett, Saturday in an NAIA ranked women’s tennis team matchup at the Grizzly Invitational. The Gold Nuggets’ final game of this event will begin today, Sunday at 10:00 am EST against #11 NAIA Lindsey Wilson.
As reported by the XULA website, the Grizzlies, runners-up and winners of the past six NAIA National Championships, ended the five-game hitting streak of the Gold Nuggets, who are in fifth place. Georgia Gwinnett clinched fifth singles court as Angel Carney defeated Valentina Largacha 6-2, 6-4.
Juliette Finch of the Gold Nuggets led No. 3 ITA NAIA singles Tereza Koplova 6-2, 2-3 as Carney clinched.
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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