Manker Patten teaching pro Wesley Cash continued his unbeaten doubles run through the men's 55 division of the International Tennis Federation Seniors World Championships as he and Mike Tammen of Portland, Ore., won 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 in a 3-0 United States win over Mexico on Friday at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Americans face top-seeded Australia for the Austria Cup title today. In the women's 55s, the Maureen Connolly Cup, Girls Preparatory School coach Sue Bartlett and Anne Clark of Great Britain lost 6-4, 6-2 to Tina Karwasky and Carolyn Nichols of the United States. The U.S. won 2-1 in the matchup of previously 3-0 teams.
• The Covenant College baseball team took the first step in potentially winning the USA South regular season this weekend with a 14-2 win Friday against visiting Averett. The Scots (24-13, 17-8) will be the league champions if they beat Averett (16-21, 8-16) twice today, beginning at noon. Garrett Kriston (7-2) pitched seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts while his teammates totaled 16 hits Friday. Scott Gillespie and Will Carlton each batted in three runs, and Paul Phillips and David Lockwood each was 3-for-4 and scored twice, Lockwood with two doubles and Phillips with two RBIs. Chris Rollins homered and singled and scored three runs, and K.C. Simons added two hits and two RBIs. Taylor Davis was 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run for the visitors.
• Matt Brown went 3-for-5 with an RBI and Jake Campbell was 2-for-4 with two RBIs as host Birmingham-Southern (31-10) edged Sewanee 4-1 in the Southern Athletic Association baseball tournament Friday. Ryan Poole was 1-for-3 with the RBI for the Tigers (12-24), who had only two hits off Ralls Pennington.
• Grant Zawadzki was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, Justin Morhardt was 3-for-5 with a homer and Kelvin McMiller also homered for Bryan College, but the Lions lost 14-8 Friday to visiting Virginia Intermont in the first game of their Appalachian Athletic Conference baseball series. Seth Davis and Ryan Hankins homered for Intermont, Davis had three RBIs and Hankins, Fabian Placencia, Trey Gilreath and Taylor Reeves each was 3-for-5 for the victors.
• Bryan College finished second in the AAC softball tournament with a 7-6 loss to nationally 12th-ranked Reinhardt University on Friday in Kingsport, Tenn. Both will advance to the NAIA tournament. Bryan (29-22) blitzed St. Andrews 8-0 in the losers-bracket final with Kaitie Sims pitching a two-hitter and Olivia Gore, Mariam Wood and Becca Zimmerman each batting in two runs. Zimmerman and Gore homered, and Katie Vaughn was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored. Heidi Daniel and Wood also were 2-for-3. Katelyn Bowen, Zimmerman and Wood homered against Reinhardt (41-8), Bowen and Zimmerman each with two hits and two RBIs and Gore and Vaughn adding two hits apiece as well. Randi Wimpy was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs for the Lady Eagles.
• Sewanee ended its softball season at 3-28 with a 15-1 loss to Birmingham-Southern in the SAA tournament Friday at Conway, Ark. Gabby Sanders had the only hit and scored for the Tigers.
• Sewanee sophomores Alison Eleey and Emily Javadi are first and tied for third in the SAA women's golf tournament after the first round Friday at Chateau Elan Resort and Country Club at Braselton, Ga., and two of Javadi's former Baylor School teammates, Alyssa Brown of Centre and Kaleigh Toole of Birmingham-Southern, are in a five-way tie for eighth at 81. Eleey shot a 2-over-par 74 and defending champion Javadi shot 76.
• Matt Stiefel and Hayden Byrd each scored four goals, Stiefel adding an assist, as host Sewanee advanced to Sunday's SAA men's lacrosse championship match with a 15-5 win Friday against Birmingham-Southern. Baylor Koch scored two goals for Sewanee (12-3), which is 7-0 against SAA opponents this season.
• Christian Heritage running back Austin Lowe is one of 18 additional commitments for the Berry College football program announced this week by coach Tony Kunczewski. Fifteen were announced previously. Lowe was a team captain and made the Dalton all-area team as a fullback and the all-region team as a linebacker in 2013, and he was picked for the North-South All-Star Game. He also plays varsity tennis and is a National Honor Society member.
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