XULA women’s and men’s results of Saturday 4 February 2023


Xavier University of Louisiana men’s and womens tennis teams played yesterday, saturday 4 February 2023.

About the men’s team, as reported by the University website, Mathieu Strauss and Julius Hell won in doubles and singles on Saturday as they led fifth men Xavier University of Louisiana in a 4-0 win against Kansas Wesleyan in the consolation round of the NAIA Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships in Overland Park, Kan.

Strauss and Hell defeated Brandon Sherman and Francisco Velasquez 6-0 in No. 2 doubles. In singles, Strauss beat Robert Robertson 6-0, 6-1 on third court, and Hell defeated Jack Hanson 6-1, 6-0 on fourth. Jered Wilson won 6-2, 6-0 against Velasquez in the fifth field. XULA is 1-1 and Kansas Wesleyan is 0-2. XULA will play eighth-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the fifth-place match at 11:30 on Sunday.

As reported also by the XULA website, about women’s tennis,┬áTianna Dixon won in doubles and singles on Saturday as she helped the Xavier University of Louisiana women get their first win of the season, 4-2 against Lindsey Wilson in the consolation bracket of the NAIA Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championships in Overland Park, Kan Dixon and McKenna Wheatley captured the doubles point with a 6-2 win against Reshma Challarapu and Salome Sposetti, and Dixon defeated Anastasia Ivanchenko 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 to give the Gold Nuggets (1-2), sixth-placed, a 2-0 lead.

Juliette Finch and Valentina Largacha won in singles for XULA. Largacha clinched with her 3-6, 6-2, 6-4 win against Parisa Rachdanone. Eleventh-placed Lindsey Wilson is 0-2. XULA will play 10th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan in the fifth-place game at 8 on Sunday.

About 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

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