NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Xavier University of Louisiana men's tennis built an early lead Saturday before losing 5-2 to Georgia Gwinnett in the final of the NAIA National Championship.
The Gold Rush (17-8), ranked and seeded third, finished as national runner-up. This was the first XU team in any sport to reach an NAIA final.
The Grizzlies (26-0), a unanimous No. 1 in every coaches poll this season, won their third-consecutive NAIA Championship and stretched their winning streak to 32. They were 2-0 this season against Xavier.
The appearance at nationals was the eighth overall and eighth in a row for the XU men.