The fourth-seeded University of Tennessee at Chattanooga women's tennis team beat Mercer 4-0 in the Southern Conference tournament Friday at the Champions Club, after the UTC men lost 4-0 to Mercer. The female Mocs (10-7) won the doubles point with Samantha Caswell and Emma Van Hee prevailing 6-4 and Caroline Hall and Bogdana Zaporozhets winning 6-2 and then got singles victories from Delaney Edwards (6-2, 6-4), Van Hee (6-1, 6-4) and Zaporozhets (6-3, 6-4) to end the team contest. They play top-seeded Furman in the semifinals at 2 p.m. today. Furman beat UNC Greensboro 4-0, East Tennessee State topped Wofford by the same score and Samford defeated Western Carolina 4-2. In the other men's matches, ETSU and Furman won 4-0 over The Citadel and Wofford and Samford edged UNCG 4-3.
' Sewanee's top-seeded tennis teams beat the Hendrix women 5-0 and the Hendrix men 6-0 in Friday's quarterfinals in the Southern Athletic Association tournament at Murfreesboro. Neither Tigers team used its top lineup. The nationally 22nd-ranked Sewanee men (20-5) won 8-2, 8-0 and 8-1 in doubles and got 6-0, 6-0 singles wins from Davis Owen and Hayden Loeb at Nos. 4 and 5 and a 6-0, 6-1 victory by Dane Hawthorne at No. 6 to end their match. They face Rhodes in the semifinals. The No. 11 Sewanee women (19-4) face Oglethorpe. They won 8-0, 8-3 and 8-3 in doubles Friday and finished off the team triumph with 6-0, 6-0 wins by Meredith Heitland and Taylor Sprouse at Nos. 3 and 6 singles.
' Chattanooga State stretched its softball winning streak to 32 games Friday in a TCCAA home doubleheader against third-place Volunteer State, but the Lady Tigers (44-8, 27-1) had to go 10 innings to win 5-4 and then rallied from five runs down in the sixth inning to win 6-5 in seven. They scored four in the sixth. Kaleigh Wynne pitched all 10 innings with eight strikeouts in the first game, when she hit a two-run home run in her first plate appearance and was walked in her other four, Kylie Longmire was 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks and Alyssia Bowen was 3-for-5 with an RBI. Longmire was 2-for-3 again in game two with an RBI and a run, while Madison Tidmore was 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs and Kayla Woody was 2-for-4 with a run and the winning RBI.
' Stevie Baird was 2-for-3 with a homer, a double and four RBIs and Claudia Jones was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBIs as Lee University routed visiting West Georgia 11-2 in Gulf South Conference softball. Also for Lee (23-26, 11-17), Abby McKinney was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Lily Hatcher and Kayla Gooch each had two hits and scored twice.
' Millsaps ended Sewanee's softball season Friday with a 6-1 win in the SAA tournament at Warner Park. Rachel Hoffman's second-inning homer gave Sewanee (4-32) a brief lead, and she made the All-SAA first team with her .326 batting average (up 100 points from last year) and 15 RBIs. Berry beat Centre 8-0 and Birmingham-Southern topped Hendrix 2-0 to set up the winners-bracket final, and Rhodes edged Hendrix 7-6 and Millsaps downed Centre 10-4 in elimination games.
' Lee lost 13-2 to visiting West Georgia in the opener Friday of their GSC baseball series. Tyler Payne was 2-for-3 with an RBI double for Lee (23-21, 14-10). Today is Military Appreciation Day with many fan activities. A ceremony at 1:15 will precede the 2 p.m. doubleheader
' Sewanee's baseball season ended Friday in Memphis with a 5-2 loss to Centre in the SAA tournament. Jared Demkowicz, Chris McNulty and Jake Woolard each was 2-for-4 for the Tigers (12-22), and McNulty and Drew Mancuso scored unearned runs.
' Covenant lost 18-5 to visiting Pfeiffer (28-7), but Brooks DuBose was 2-for-3 with a triple and a sacrifice fly, Joel Johnson was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI and Devin Cerrato, Caleb Bloye and Daniel Johnson also had two hits each for the Scots (13-23).
' Extending its winning streak to 12 games, Cleveland State topped visiting Dyersburg State 6-4 in the opener of their TCCAA baseball series. Hunter Oliver hit an RBI double and a grand slam in the first two innings and Trey Vanderpool was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored for the Cougars (34-14, 12-9). Leadoff batter Noah Hill also scored twice.
' Appalachian Athletic Conference co-leaders Bryan College and Tennessee Wesleyan won 13-0 at Montreat and 7-2 at Point, respectively, in series openers Friday. Collin Ridout was 4-for-5 with two RBIs and Dakota Phillips and reigning AAC player of the week Tristan Clarke each homered and drove in two runs for TWU (30-17, 17-5), and Philip Sieli was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts in his 6 2/3 innings. Bryan's Lions are 34-11, also 17-5 in the AAC.
' The Sewanee lacrosse teams advanced to SAA semifinals Sunday with home victories Friday, 20-3 over Berry for the women and 11-9 over Hendrix for the men. Sarah Strand, Catherine Crigler, Brooke Winfield, Grace Zechman and Kit Sommi scored three goals apiece for the female Tigers (12-5), Strand with two assists and Crigler, Winfield and Zechman with one each. Henry Burns had five goals and Jake Vaughn and Wil Friedman netted two apiece for the Sewanee men (9-6).