[mpoverlay]Two victories against top-10 teams helped Xavier University of Louisiana climb one place to No. 8 Tuesday in the NAIA Men’s Tennis Coaches’ Top 25 Poll.
The ranking matches the highest in the program history of the Gold Rush (14-7). The XU men initially reached No. 8 on March 8, 2011. They were eighth in three additional polls last year, including the final ranking. This year the Gold Rush were ninth in the preseason poll and remained there for four additional polls until this week.
During spring break the Gold Rush won 5-4 at then-No. 7 Point Loma Nazarene on April 2 and 6-3 at then No. 8 Westmont the following day. Xavier is 8-4 this season against ranked teams, with three victories against the top 10.[/mpoverlay]