NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Xavier Tennis is headed to the NAIA Tournament as both the men's and women's teams qualified for post season play.
The guys were expected to get there. They qualified last season and ended the regular season ranked in the top five. The women are a bit of a surprise. Despite being ranked 17th in the country, the Gold Nuggets are 8-13, and the selection committee made them sweat before hearing their name.
Xavier got the eighth of nine at-large bids. The Gold Rush qualified for the eighth straight time.
The NAIA National Championships will be played May 17-21 at Copeland-Cox Mobile Tennis Center in Mobile, Ala. It will be Mobile's 13th-consecutive year as host. The NAIA will announce seedings and the bracket Tuesday.