XULA men's team beats rival Dillard 5-2!

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XULA men's team beats rival Dillard 5-2!

Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis extended its home hitting streak to 27 on Thursday with a 5-2 victory against cross-town rival Dillard. Now, XULA will visit NCAA Division I Jackson State at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Gold Rush have not lost at the XULA Tennis Center since a 5-4 decision against William Carey on April 12, 2018.

Jacobi Bain, Nereo Suarez and Dedric Ray won in doubles and singles for XULA. Bain and Suarez celebrated their double-digit climb to No. 3 in the ITA NAIA doubles rankings with a 6-1 win against Pablo Martin and Jesus Rodriguez on Wednesday.

Ray and Guillermo Coiras claimed the doubles with 6-1 wins against Daniel Mankowski and Daniel Sich. Suarez clinched it in singles with his 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 victory over Albert Segura on court two. Bain beat Martin 6-0, 6-2 on court one, Julius Hell and won 6-0, 6-1 against Rodriguez on court three, and Ray won 6-2, 6-4 against Sich on court six.

About the XULA

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