Chattanooga's Wesley Cash plays for USTA singles, doubles titles and other sports news

Chattanooga's Wesley Cash plays for USTA singles, doubles titles and other sports news

October 11th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Wesley Cash of Chattanooga can win two national tennis championships today in Savannah, Ga. The Manker Patten teaching professional is one win away from his seventh USTA national men's 55 doubles championship in a row, after he and Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Va. -- the top seeds -- beat third-seeded Richard Barrett of Deatsville, Ala., and Jeff Davis of Treasure Island, Fla., 6-3, 6-4 in the age-group clay court semifinals Thursday at Savannah, Ga. Vines and Cash, who won the golden slam as partners for all four events last year, play for the clay title today against unseeded Timothy Garcia and Rocky Royer of Santa Fe, N.M., who needed three sets for their semifinal win over John Arciero of Matthews, N.C., and Robert Levine of Grand Rapids, Mich. That final is set for 1 p.m., after Cash faces Mats Ljungman of Ann Arbor, Mich., for the singles championship at 10:30 a.m. Cash won the USTA 55s indoor and grass court titles this year with Michael Tammen of Portland, Ore. The hard court nationals are Nov. 4-10 in Indian Wells, Calif.


• Former University of Tennessee at Chattanooga golfer Steven Fox began his professional career Thursday in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Fox, the 2012 U.S. Amateur champion, shot a 1-over-par 73 in the Puerto Rico Classic, which is part of the PGA Tour's Latin American Series. "I really enjoyed it -- struck the ball well, but I didn't make any putts," Fox said via text. "If I get some putts to drop, I would be right up there."

• Chattanooga Christian School teammates Scott Stevens and Lake Johnson and Manchester residents Matt Johnson and Andy Stout comprise 40 percent of the boys' contingent with Samantha Griffith of Ooltewah, Jenna Burris of Manchester and St. Andrew's-Sewanee School and Blakesly Warren of Chattanooga and Baylor the top three of the four girls' qualifiers for Team East in the Tennessee Junior Cup golf competition this weekend at The Grove Club in College Grove near Franklin. The event is a creation of PGA Tour player Scott Stallings, who will be the East captain against a West contingent for four-ball, foursomes and singles play Saturday and Sunday.


• UTC sophomore Teghan Henderson from Pickering, Ontario, was selected the Southern Conference women's cross country runner of the month for September after winning consecutive meets in the month. She won by more than 25 seconds in the Lady Mocs' season-opening triumph in their 2-mile PowerAde Invitational on Moccasin Bend and followed with a 4-kilometer victory in the Georgia State Invitational. The UTC teams will host the Front Runner Invitational on Oct. 19, beginning with the women's race at 3 p.m.


• Lacreasha Couch scored three goals and Breana Miller added two as Tennessee Temple won 14-2 in women's soccer Thursday at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. Kristiana Pumpure had two assists and a goal for Temple (4-8-1).