Berry rallies past Gold Nuggets in NAIA second round
MOBILE, Ala. -- Xavier University of Louisiana scored two points against ranked opponents, but Berry rallied for a 5-3 women's tennis victory Wednesday in the second round of the NAIA National Championship at Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.
Third-seeded and third-ranked Berry (14-3) overcame a 3-2 deficit, reached the quarterfinals for the fifth consecutive season and denied 15th-ranked Xavier (19-7) its first quarterfinal berth.
The Gold Nuggets' Anastesia Opata and Angelina Callis defeated Stephanie Herz and Marina Lebrao, No. 12 in the ITA/NAIA rankings, 8-3. Opata also beat Herz, rated fifth in singles, 4-3, retired.
Berry clinched the dual when Lebrao defeated Callis 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.