Cash, Tammen finish third in USTA grass nationals and other sports news

Cash, Tammen finish third in USTA grass nationals and other sports news

September 1st, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Fourth-seeded Wesley Cash of Chattanooga and Michael Tammen of Portland, Ore., won the third-place doubles match Saturday in the USTA National Men's 50 Championships in Philadelphia, 6-3, 7-5 over third-seeded Terry Burchett of Atlanta and Mike Fedderly of Palm Desert, Calif. Cash and Tammen won the USTA national 55s indoor title earlier this year, and the Manker Patten professional and Virginian Mark Vines will be honored Monday in New York City for their four national 55s titles together in 2012. The USTA will make a presentation to them in the morning, and they have been invited to sit in the association president's box that night at the U.S. Open.

• Upgrades to the Guerry Tennis Center at the University of the South have helped the Sewanee institution land the host role for both the men's and women's ITA South Regionals this month. The top NCAA Division III players in the region will be at Sewanee for the men's tournament Sept. 20-22 and the women's competition a week later. Sewanee will have two new courts in play and just-installed stadium-style seating. Emory University in Atlanta has been the regional host in recent years.

Baseball

• Former Ooltewah High School star Kyler Burke was the meat in a no-hit sandwich thrown recently by the Chicago Cubs' Class A Advanced league team in Daytona, Fla. The game against Dunedin was suspended after an inning pitched by Ben Wells on Aug. 21, and then Burke threw five innings and got the 1-0 win before Zach Cates worked the closing seventh inning on Aug. 22 as Daytona clinched the Florida State League North Division second-half title. "It was pretty awesome. Kind of a weird day, completing two games like we did," Burke (6-1) said in a story on MiLB.com. "I just went out there and threw like it was a normal start and just took it one hitter at a time. ... I've had some good games here and there but never been part of a no-hitter. It's definitely one of the cooler things I've been a part of." Burke, 25, was switched three years ago by the Cubs from the outfield to pitching. He has a 2.87 earned run average for 12 games, including seven starts. He admitted to thinking about the no-hitter "on the bench, like in the fifth inning," but said he focused on pitch execution when on the mound. "I had a great defense behind me, the guys made some big plays and it all worked out."

Soccer

• The Covenant College women's soccer team rebounded from a season-opening loss to Berry on Friday with a 1-0 defeat of Guilford at Berry on Saturday. Rachel Bernard scored her first collegiate goal from an assist by fellow sophomore midfielder JoJo Brauer 37:12 into the match for the Lady Scots, who outshot Guilford 16-4.

• The Sewanee men's soccer team tied Case Western Reserve 1-1 in the season opener for both teams Friday in Granville, Ohio, and host Denison beat Sewanee 3-1 on Saturday. Case Western scored 10:20 in and Ford Emerson equalized for Sewanee at 27:28. Derek Williams made four saves and Jacob Zalewski added three for the Tigers, who were outshot 22-15. Emerson also tied the score at 1 on Saturday, assisted at 22:15 by Zalewski, who had nine saves.

• Two first-half goals by freshman Shelby Meckstroth of New Orleans gave the Sewanee women's soccer team a 2-0 win over visiting Agnes Scott in the Tigers' season opener Saturday. Katie Morrison assisted Meckstroth's score 19:06 in, and Emily Driver assisted the second at 31:14. Sewanee won the shots count 18-0.

• Ashley Johnson's goal in the final minute gave Bryan College a 2-1 women's soccer win Saturday night against Cincinnati Christian -- and coach Mark Sauve's 50th win at the Dayton school. Emily Lambert scored from an Alex Kuh assist in the 36th minute for Bryan, which had advantages of 15-8 and 7-3 in corner kicks, but Kymmy Owens netted a Lauren Wisecup pass for the visitors seven minutes later.

• The Tennessee Wesleyan women's soccer team lost 4-0 to Ashford University in Chicago on Saturday.

Golf

• The Sewanee women's golf team made history Friday with 16 votes in the Golf World/WGCA preseason coaches' poll for NCAA Division III. Never before has Sewanee received Top 25 votes for women's golf. For 2013-14 the Tigers return four letter winners, including All-Southern Athletic Association players Emily Javadi from Chattanooga -- the SAA player of the year, a first-team All-American and the WGCA national freshman of the year -- and Alison Eleey.