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Kyllian Savary was selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Kyllian Savary was selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Men's Tennis Loses to XULA in NAIA Unaffiliated Tournament Championship

NEW ORLEANS (April 20, 2024) - The NAIA No. 23-ranked Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's tennis team lost to No. 10-ranked Xavier University of Louisiana (XULA) 4-2 in the championship match at the NAIA Unaffiliated Tournament. OLLU was the No. 2 seed in the tournament while the Gold Rush earned the No. 1 seed. The Saints are now 19-8 overall. 

Seven players at the tournament were selected to the All-Tournament Team. Luis Hernandez and Kyllian Savary represented the Saints.

Head Coach Dave Watts commented, "This was a really tough match today. The team played their hearts out. There was a few points here and there but ultimately they were the better team today. I was proud of the support they showed each other. The players that were not playing drove nine hours to support their teammates and made a big difference for them on the court. This is a really special group."


OLLU XULA Score Result
Kyllian Savary/David Ekpenyong Jacobi Bain/Nereo Suarez 1-6 Loss
Michael Canales/David Daniel VanDer Woody/Julius Hell 2-6 Loss
Luis Hernandez/Jaroslav Majsajdr Dedric Ray/Ivan Vazquez 5-3, unf. unf.
Kyllian Savary Jacobi Bain 6-3, 6-1 Win
David Ekpenyong Julius Hell 1-6, 4-6 Loss
Jaroslav Majsajdr Nereo Suarez 7-6, 1-6, 3-1, unf. unf.
Johan Favelin VanDer Woody 3-6, 6-7 Loss
David Daniel Ivan Vazquez 6-7, 4-6 Loss
Luis Hernandez Dedric Ray 7-5, 6-2 Win


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The Saints will wait to see if they are selected to compete at the national tournament.