Cash wins another USTA national title and other sports news

Cash wins another USTA national title and other sports news

September 21st, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Manker Patten tennis professional Wesley Cash of Chattanooga now has won six USTA Men's 55 national doubles championships in a row. After winning all four parts of the age group's Golden Slam last year with Virginian Mark Vines, Cash and Michael Tammen of Portland, Ore., followed up their national indoor crown by taking the grass court title Friday at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. The top seeds, they whipped fourth-seeded Richard Barrett of Deatsville, Ala., and Jeffrey Winkler of St. Petersburg, Fla., 6-1, 6-2 in the final. Also Friday, Cash lost 7-6(2), 6-0 to fourth-seeded Peter Markes of Austin, Texas, in one singles semifinal while top-seeded Tammen beat No. 3 Christopher Bennett of Marlton, N.J., 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-1.


• Led by a 1-under-par 70 from Emily McLennan, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's golf team is tied for seventh place with defending champion Penn State at 292 after the first day of the Mercedes-Benz Championship hosted by Tennessee at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. South Carolina leads the 17-team field at 5-under 279, three shots better than Arkansas with Louisville, Tennessee and Central Florida at 283, 285 and 286. Tulane is sixth at 290. McLennan is tied for eighth after recording a 33 on her back nine Friday. UTC's Agathe Sauzon is tied for 33rd individually at 73, with a back-nine 34, and teammates Isabella Loza, Jordan Britt and Mette Kryger shot 74, 75 and 77.


• Second-half goals by Claire Latham and Melanie Arredondo carried the UTC women's soccer team to a 2-1 win Friday evening at Tennessee Tech. Jessica Wilson converted a double assist from a throw-in to give Tech (1-7) the lead 35:38 into the match, but Latham headed in her fourth goal of the season from a Crystal Mackezyk free kick 8:40 into the second half and Arredondo netted a rebound goal from a blocked Latham shot in the 79th minute. Tech had big margins of 23-9 in shots and 6-1 in corner kicks, but the edge was only 6-5 in shots on goal and Taylor Mangrum made three saves for the Mocs (4-3). "The resiliency of this team is amazing," Mocs coach J.D. Kyzer said in a school release. "The first wasn't the way we wanted it, and we talked about why we were down 1-0 at the half and what we needed to do. Tennessee Tech is a good, physical, athletic team even though their record doesn't show it."

• Christian Brothers' Jose Ferraz scored the tying goal with 13 minutes left in regulation and the winner with 57 seconds left in the second overtime period as the Memphis school beat Lee 2-1 in men's soccer Friday night in Cleveland. Arturo Rocha from McCallie School put the Flames (1-2-1) ahead 8:41 into the second half with a 35-yard free kick that bounced through a crowd. Ferraz's subsequent scores were assisted by first Samuel Wilson and then Kevin Tikhomiroff. CBU's Britton McGuire made eight saves; Lee's Tom Halsall made six.

• Greensboro College scored two second-half goals and beat visiting Covenant College 2-0 in USA South men's soccer Friday, but the Lady Scots won 4-0 in the doubleheader for the Lookout Mountain school's first win in any sport in its new conference. After the Scots fell to 4-2-2, 0-1 against Greensboro (3-2-2), A.C. Strawbridge scored 7:34 into the women's game from a deflection of a corner kick, Ruth Terry getting the first of her two assists for the day. Bethany Logan scored from an Andrea Hunt assist nine minutes later, and Rachel Bernard and Mary Claire Roberson added second-half goals for the Lady Scots (3-5, 1-0). They had only a 15-14 edge in shots, and Lucy Johnson made eight saves in the shutout.

• Sewanee improved to 3-3-2 in men's soccer this season with a 3-1 home win over Tennessee Temple on Friday. Ford Emerson scored midway through the first half and Chris Haberstroh and Ford Rushton made it 3-0 in the 62nd and 69th minutes before Eugene Emuze scored for the Crusaders from a Mario Paiva pass. Rushton, Griffin Smith and William White had assists for the Tigers, who outshot the visitors 23-7.


• UTC sophomore Teghan Henderson won the women's title at the Georgia State Invitational cross country meet Friday evening by 18 seconds, and the Lady Mocs finished second behind Auburn while the UTC guys were third with senior Lucas Cotter also finishing third individually. Cotter's time for the 8-kilometer course was 25:33.44, and fellow Mocs Paul Stuart and Mark Cole were ninth and 11th with Matthew Marshall, Zack Darby and Austin Ethridge 16th, 19th and 20th in the five-team competition headed by Auburn and Florida. Henderson did the women's 4k in 14:07.61, and teammates Rebecca Greenwall and Keeley Stewart were fifth and eighth in 14:44.00 and 15:14.49.