XULA men’s fell from no.5 to no.8, in the NAIA coaches poll


The Xavier University of Louisiana men’s tennis team dropped from No. 5 to No. 8 on Wednesday in the NAIA men’s tennis coaches poll. The other poll dates back to this season: 22 and 29 March and 12 and 26 April.

Saturday, XULA will play against NAIA No. 13 Ave Maria at Cottage Hill Tennis Center and 10 a.m. Sunday against NAIA No. 5 Southeastern at Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center.

As reported by the XULA website, Gold Rush (10-3) is in the top 10 for the 13th time in a row and the 96th time in the last 99 polls.

Xula also holds the following impressive data: In the top 25 for the 126th 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 117th time in a row. In the top 15 for the 112th time in a row.

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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