University of Tennessee at Chattanooga tennis senior Niklas Gerdes finished second in both singles and doubles, with sophomore Tomas Rodriguez, as the 2019 Chattanooga Collegiate Clay Court Championships concluded Sunday at Manker Patten. Gerdes and Rodriguez lost 6-4 in the doubles final to Jan Palles and Patrick Sydow of Memphis. Gerdes beat Troy's Oskar Michalek 6-2, 6-3 in a singles semifinal before losing to Troy's Charles Anton in a super tiebreaker, 6-4, 2-6, 1-0 (8). The Mocs' Turner Voges closed out his 5C's appearance with consolation wins in singles and doubles, with Jacob Marshall, against Eastern Illinois players.
* An early goal by Aidan Moore held up to give the Lee University men a 1-0 win Saturday night against visiting Carson-Newman University. Moore scored at 8:21 from a long pass by goalkeeper Daniel Hrenko, who made five saves for the Flames (2-0-1). They had a 7-5 edge on CNU (2-1) in shots on goal.
* The Sewanee men won late Saturday night at LeTourneau by the Tigers' second 3-0 margin in as many nights in Texas. Christian Kirk scored in the 33rd minute from an Evan Poole pass, and Tashinga Vhumisai and Thompson Schollaert scored early in the second half from each other's assists. James Murray totaled six saves in the back-to-back shutout wins for the Tigers (4-1-1). The Sewanee women (1-3-1) lost 3-0 on Sunday at Washington & Lee (4-0-1).
* Bryan College edged the Montreat women 1-0 and beat the male Cavaliers 6-0 in Appalachian Athletic Conference play Saturday in Dayton. Mya Patel scored from a Makena Giles pass 8:32 into the second half for the Lady Lions (2-4, 1-0), and keeper Caragan Treola had seven saves. In the men's game, Jonathan Ricketts had two goals and two assists in the first 25 minutes, when Aaron Attree and Brad Spooner each had a goal and an assist and Artur Dombrowski, David Solis and Michael Torner also were credited with assists. Lucas Mattos and Haaris Hussain scored in the second half for Bryan (1-3-1, 1-0), which had margins of 25-4 in shots and 18-2 in shots on goal.
* UTC junior setter Maddie Halsey was selected the most outstanding player and classmates Megan Kaufman and Gylian Finch joined her on the all-tournament team after the Mocs (5-5) completed a 3-0 run through their Chattanooga Classic this past weekend. Halsey totaled 123 assists and 27 digs in the three matches, while Finch had 35 kills, 31 digs and eight aces in 12 sets and Kaufman had 37 digs. Kaufman served five aces in UTC's Saturday night finale — a 3-0 defeat (25-15, 25-13, 25-22) of North Alabama — when Finch had 13 kills and nine digs, Halsey had 32 assists and 14 digs and Dani Szczepanski and Brianna Anderson each downed 10 kills.
* Tennessee Wesleyan defeated Brenau 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-8) but lost 3-0 (25-20, 27-25, 25-20) to Truett McConnell in AAC home matches and now is 1-8, 1-3. Kalyse Garrett had 25 assists and 14 digs against Brenau, when Avery Hilliard, Gabby Harris and Miyah Woodard had nine, eight and seven kills and Marjorie Smith had 12 digs with six kills. Smith had 11 of each against TMU, when Hilliard had five block solos, Garrett had 22 assists, 14 digs and nine kills and Tia Madden and Emma-Rae Adams had 18 and 15 digs.
* Chattanooga State improved to 3-1 with a 3-0 win (25-14, 25-18, 25-16) Saturday at Brewton-Parker. Elaina Kirkendoll and Ricki Lynn Bickley led the balanced Lady Tigers with five kills apiece, and Bickley and Kayla Ford led with nine digs each. Dakota Rawiszer and Emily Redden each had nine assists.
* In a field of 13 women's golf teams of which eight are ranked in the top 20, No. 24 Sewanee finished 10th in the NCAA Division III National Preview this past weekend at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The Tigers' 54-hole total was 1,o11, led by sophomore Margaret Wentz in 17th place individually at 240. Ninth-ranked Washington of St. Louis was the team winner at 926.
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