Monday, September 19, 2022

Xavier University of Louisiana women's tennis repeats as team champions at HBCU nationals

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Xavier University of Louisiana women's tennis repeated Saturday as team champion of the HBCU National Championships at South Fulton Tennis Center.

The Gold Nuggets, a longtime NAIA power, got a doubles title from Tianna Dixon and McKenna Wheatley and won team honors with 25 points, just ahead of North Carolina Central (22.5), Alabama A&M (22), Alabama State (21.5) and Florida A&M (21), all NCAA Division I members. Fifteen women's teams competed.

Dixon, a sophomore, and Wheatley, a freshman, won the B bracket with a 6-1 decision against Albany State's Asia Raulerson and Natalya Ogunwale.

The HBCU team title is the Gold Nuggets' third. They also won in 2018.

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