published Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Cash, Vines win in doubles in Florida and other sports news

Manker Patten teaching pro Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Va., won 6-1, 6-4 against second-seeded Egan Adams and Jeffrey Winkler from Florida in the men's 55 doubles final Sunday at the Raymond James Super Grand Prix tennis tournament in St. Petersburg, Fla. Vines and Cash won six USTA national age-group tournaments together the past two years, and Cash is being honored tonight at the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame banquet as one of two male athletes of the year.


• The UTC men's golf team shot an opening-round 307 to be tied for 12th after the first round Sunday in the Querencia Cabo Collegiate tournament at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Ewan Scott led UTC with a 75 and is tied for 27th followed by Liam Johnston (76), Chris Robb (77), Davis Bunn (79) and Zac Stolz (85). Benni Weilguni, playing as an individual, opened with an 87.

Track & Field

• UTC's Teghan Henderson was the women's 3000-meter runner-up at the Southern Conference indoor track and field meet Saturday at Winston-Salem, N.C. Her all-conference time was 9:38.15. Teammate Keeley Stewart was eighth, and UTC's Harry Smithers and Nathan Wanuch were fifth and seventh in the men's 3000. Both UTC distance medley relay teams finished fifth. Wanuch finished fourth in the men's 5000, and Henderson was third in the women's 5000. in the men's 800, Marquis Carter and Treveor Janssen finished seventh and eighth, respectively, and UTC's 4x400 relay team of Carter, Janssen, Dequantez Sandifer and Patrick O'Brien were fifth. Rebecca Greenwall in the women's mile and Iman Isang in the men's 60 hurdles each had eighth-place finishes

• Sewanee's Amelia Gray and Will DuBose won the pole vaults Saturday in the Sewanee Invitational indoor track and field meet dominated by NCAA Division II athletes, and the Tigers' Amy Nelson won the women's weight throw. Sewanee also won the men's 4x800-meter relay with freshman Paul Sands and sophomores Alec Hill, Bradford Lepik and Amiel Emerson, and Josh Hirakawa was second in the men's high jump and third in the 55 hurdles. Other thirds for the Tigers came from Lex Bingham in the 3000 and Lonnie Scott in the shot put.


• Former Grace Academy and Chattanooga State standout Lacye Walker shares the top batting average, .514, for the Armstrong Atlantic State softball team, and she was 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs in a 3-0 win Saturday against Carson-Newman in the Mid-South Classic at Spartanburg, S.C. Coached by former Chattanoogan Ted Evans, AASU is ranked sixth in NCAA Division II. Jessica Morgan from Ooltewah was 2-for-3 for CNU (13-5) in that loss, and Hayley Burnette from Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe was 2-for-3 with a run scored in a 5-4 loss to UNC Pembroke.


• Lee University rallied to beat West Georgia 3-1 in the finale Sunday of their three-game Gulf South baseball series. Lee centerfielder Siosi Poti was 3-for-3 in the win, and second baseman Andres Nelo had a pair of RBIs. Kyle Briner pitched two scoreless innings in relief fo Dustin Lawson to pick up the win as the Flames scored two runs in the eighth inning to take the lead.

• Birmingham-Southern completed a Southern Athletic Association baseball sweep at Sewanee with a 10-0 win Sunday. Nate Barnett and Chris Erdmier each had two hits in the loss for Sewanee (5-3).

• Former Dalton High School and Chattanooga State standout Colton Kinnamon pitched a two-hit shutout for Kennesaw State in a 1-0 defeat of Thomas University last Tuesday, and Tyler Garner from Boyd-Buchanan and Chatt State was 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run in the doubleheader split. Garner went 5-for-9 with a triple, two stolen bases, four runs and two RBIs in Friday's sweep of Talladega College and was batting .371 going into two Sunday games. Also Friday, Alex Ridge from Ridgeland and Chatt State pitched an inning, allowing no earned runs.


• Baylor School graduate Alison Lusk's finish in the Big 12 Conference 200-yard women's breaststroke was fourth, not fifth as reported Sunday, and her time of 2:13.70 broke her own Kansas record. She helped the Jayhawks finish second in the conference meet, their best showing ever.

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