The similarly named Lucas Plesky and Luke Plaisted are to meet at 9 this morning at Manker Patten Tennis Club for the men's open singles title in the City Championships. Top-seeded Plesky and No. 3 seed Plaisted both are similar also in that they have played for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Meanwhile, Manker Patten touring pro Hayley Carter will face Marina Galey in the women's open singles final, and Carter is set later for two doubles finals with Harper Caswell and Brandon Deering as teammates. Plesky and Alejandro Medanillo meet Daniel Pare and Turner Voges in the men's doubles finals.
' John Gilpin and Jennifer Huwe were the overall winners in the 2018 Scenic City Scorcher held Saturday morning on Chattanooga's North Shore, and they were among 36 runners who set Tennessee 2-mile records for their ages — from 7-year-old Miles Goudelocke to 77-year-old Sergio Bianchini. Gilpin, 26 and a former UTC standout, finished first in 9 minutes, 51.24 seconds, and Chase Faudi, 16, also beat 10 minutes at 9:54.79. Douglas Cross of Knoxville set the age-49 record as the male masters winner and fourth overall in 10:28.99. Kevin Huwe was third in an age-31-record 10:07.78, and Jennifer, 28, was the first female and 22nd overall in 12:07.65. Kathryn Vradenburgh, Kristen Bonsor and Emily Bell were close behind, 24th through 26th, also with state records.
' The Bryan College duo of Thad Simerly and Ethan Shaw finished 12th Saturday in the Carhartt Bassmaster College Series national tournament on Oklahoma's Tenkiller Lake with the 16-pound-11-ounce total they had through Friday's second round. Bethel's Garrett Enders and Cody Huff held on for the win at 41-6 over a Campbellsville pair at 39-7.