University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshman tennis player Jessie Young won the singles championship of the University of Cincinnati/Pam Whitehead Invitational with a 6-3, 4-6, 1-0 (9) defeat of Xavier's Emily Thomas on Saturday. It was Young's third singles win of the tournament, all in three sets, and she and Emma Van Hee beat a Cincinnati duo 6-1 in the No. 1 doubles bracket. Also for the Mocs on Saturday, Bogdana Zaporozhets and Polina Goloputova won 6-2 twice at No. 2 doubles — over Cincinnati and Bowling Green tandems — Caroline Gibbens and Callie Billman won 7-5 at No. 3 doubles and freshman Billman edged Xavier's Natalie Moyer 2-6, 6-2, 1-0 (6).


* Sewanee lost 24-21 to Centre in a Southern Athletic Association game Saturday in Danville, Kentucky. The Colonels (3-3, 1-3) won after Sewanee took the lead with two fourth-quarter touchdowns. Centre went ahead again with five minutes to go on a 25-yard pass play from John Walton to Christian Billiter. Sewanee quarterback Alex Darras from Chattanooga's Notre Dame High School was 23-of-32 passing for 215 yards and a 20-yard touchdown throw to Micah Maes, and he ran for 3- and 1-yard scores. Cyrus McCullough caught 10 passes for 85 yards for the Tigers (0-6, 0-4). Alex Coffield was in on eight tackles for Sewanee, and J.T. Mitchell had two tackles for loss and a fumble recovery.


* Led by 20 kills apiece from sophomores Gylian Finch and Maia Rackel — a first for UTC since 2006 — the volleyball Mocs battled visiting Furman before falling 3-2 in Southern Conference play Saturday. The set scores were 25-27, 16-25, 33-31, 25-23, 15-11. Junior Maddie Halsey had career highs of 52 assists and 19 digs for UTC (5-14, 0-6), and Megan Kaufman had 20 digs, Brianna Anderson 15 digs and eight kills and Sarah Root 10 kills.

* Lee University lost 3-0 at Union University in Gulf South volleyball but got 13 and 12 kills from Bailey Kress and Abby Stroh and 33 assists and 10 digs from Hanna Matthews. Stroh also had 10 digs for Lee (8-10, 1-5). Union is 12-7, 6-1.

* Covenant College won 3-1 at Piedmont and 3-0 over Brevard in a USA South tri-match as Leah Buys totaled 65 assists, 21 digs and seven aces. In the 25-15, 25-17, 23-25, 25-23 victory for the Lady Scots (6-12, 5-2), Riley Howe had 11 kills, 28 digs and three aces, Meriel Chupp and Allie Jakes 10 and nine kills, Emily Moore 23 digs and Sara Delk 16 digs with seven kills. Howe added 10 kills against Brevard, when Delk and Jakes each had eight kills, Delk with 11 digs, and Moore had 18 digs and four aces.

* Macy Gardella and Lilly Reilly had 13 kills apiece, Gardella with a .417 attack percentage, as Sewanee defeated visiting Rhodes 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 23-25, 25-18) in a Southern Athletic Association match. Also for the Tigers (13-6, 6-3), Olivia Nichols had 10 kills, Constance Connolly 37 assists and 15 digs and Destiny Stewart 12 digs.

* Cleveland State beat Chattanooga State 3-1 but lost 3-0 to Spartanburg Methodist and Catawba Valley and 3-1 to MUW in the Wallace State Fall Bash at Hanceville, Alabama.


* Covenant prevailed 1-0 in a USA South men's match Saturday night at Maryville. Jesse Riggs scored unassisted at 76:33 and Paul Lemay made seven saves for Covenant (11-2-1, 8-0). Maryville (9-5, 7-2) led 7-1 in shots on goal.

* The Covenant women won 1-0 at Bob Jones on Kailey Burrell's goal from Kyra Duble's assist five minutes into the second half. Lucy Sandhoff had 10 saves in the shutout for the Lady Scots (6-4-1).

Field Hockey

* Sewanee's field hockey team lost 4-3 in overtime Saturday to visiting Transylvania after leading 2-0 but needing Buckley Norman's goal from Alex Hornsby's pass to tie the score at 3 with 55 seconds left in regulation. The Pioneers (3-6, 1-0) had scored 72 seconds earlier on a penalty corner and got the winner with another PC in the 67th minute. Caroline Sugar and Ceara Caffrey scored in the first quarter for the Tigers (2-8, 0-2) from assists by Caroline Ambrosi and Hannah Bradley. The teams play again this morning.

Compiled by Ron Bush. Contact him at or 423-757-6291.