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Friday, May 24, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Blacksburg graduate Courtney Ellenbogen of Duke and Hidden Valley graduate Meredith Swanson of South Carolina each carded a 2-over-par 74 in the third round of the NCAA Championships at the par-72 University of Georgia Golf Course.
Duke moved up to second in the team standings after a third-round 1-under 287. Duke sits 17 strokes of first-place Southern California at 862. South Carolina moved up one spot to 22nd with a 292 in the third round. The Gamecocks have a three-round total of 901.
After her 74 in the third round, Ellenbogen sits in a tie for 33rd place at 220.
Swanson, moved up to a tie for 72nd place with a three-round score of 227.
Annie Park of Southern California leads the individual leaderboard at 207.
South Carolina tees off at 7:30 a.m. and Duke tees off at 1 p.m. in the final round.
Liberty 3, Radford 2
LYNCHBURG - Justin Sizemore belted a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to give the Flames a 3-2 victory and ended the Highlanders' season in an elimination game of the Big South Tournament at Liberty Baseball Stadium.
Radford fell 4-3 to Campbell in a game that ended late Wednesday night as the winning crossed on an error with two outs in the seventh inning. The Highlanders' loss set up a must-win situation against the Flames on Thursday.
Against the Flames, Jeff Kemp laced a two-run double in the bottom of the third to stake Radford (30-26) to an early 2-0 lead before Ashton Perritt hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth to trim the lead in half.
Trey Lambert pitched eight strong innings for Liberty (31-27), allowing only two runs on six hits striking out four and walking two.
Michael Costello took the loss for Radford.
UVa's Jenkins advances
URBANA, Ill. - Virginia's Jarmere Jenkins advanced to the round of 16 in singles and doubles with a win in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships on the campus of the University of Illinois.
Jenkins defeated Yannick Maden of Clemson, 6-3, 6-4 to advance to the round of 16 for the first time in his career.
Jenkins then teamed with Mac Styslinger to defeat Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon of Illinois, 6-3, 6-7 (10), 6-3.
Mitchell Frank, who clinched the Cavaliers' first team title and defeated top seed Mikelis Libieties of Tennessee, fell to Auburn's Andreas Mies, 6-4, 0-6, 2-6. Frank and Alex Domijan fell to Manfred Jeske and Mike Nott of Arkansas, 2-6, 2-6.
Jenkins, the third seed, faces the ninth-seeded Ray Sarmiento of Southern California today. Jenkins and Styslinger will play Jordan Angus and Malte Stropp of Mississippi State.
W&L doubles advances
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Washington and Lee's doubles team of Taylor Shamshiri and Michael Holt each earned a win during the first round of the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championships at Kalamazoo College.
Shamshiri and Holt defeated Alex Jonston and Andrew Lebovitz of Middlebury, 7-6, 6-4. The two will play No. 2 team from Washington University in St. Louis at 4:30 p.m. today.
Senior Hayden White earned a win in the first round of the singles portion, but was eliminated in the Round of 16. White defeated Amherst's Joey Fritz, 6-1, 6-7, 6-3, but fell to Patrick Lipscomb of Redlands, 7-6, 6-2. White finishes his career at 81-33 with a 23-9 mark this season.
W&L singles and doubles advance
KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Meghan Buell earned a win in the singles portion and the doubles team of Sonja Meighan and Patricia Kirkland earned a win as Washington and Lee began competition in the NCAA Division III Singles and Doubles Championship.
Buell defeated Sara Zargham of Case Western Reserve, 6-2, 6-1 in singles, while Amherst's Jordan Brewer defeated Meighan 5-7, 7-5, 6-1.
Meighan and Kirkland defeated the Whitman duo of Courtney Lawless and Alyssa Roberg, 6-3, 6-1. The duo will play in the quarterfinals today at 4 p.m.
UVa trio eliminated
URBANA, Ill. - Virginia saw a trio of players eliminated from the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship hosted by the University of Illinois as Julia Elbaba fell in singles and the team of Stephanie Nauta and Li Xi fell in doubles.
Elbaba fell to Caroline Price of North Carolina, 6-2, 6-1 in the round of 32. Xi and Nauta were defeated by Pepperdine's duo of Lorraine Guillermo and Khunpak Issara, 6-2, 6-1 in the round of 32.
Elbaba closed the year with a record of 35-12 and was honored as an ITA All-American, ITA National Rookie of the Year, ACC Freshman of the Year and was named to the All-ACC team.
Nauta and Xi finished the season at 15-12 in doubles outings.
TRACK AND FIELD
Virginia Tech, Virginia athletes clinch
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia Tech's Jeff Artis-Gray's jump of 25 feet, 8 ¼ inches in the long jump and Chris Uhle's height of 17-2 ¾ in the pole vault sent the pair of Hokies to the NCAA Championships after their finishes in the NCAA East Regionals.
Thomas Porter of Virginia placed seventh in the men's 10,000 meters with a time of 30:00.23 seconds to earn a spot in the NCAA Championships June 5-8 in Eugene, Ore.
Also for Virginia, Vicky Fouhy qualified for the NCAA East Regional finals of the 1,500 m and Jordan Lavender earned a spot in the 400 meters. Taylor Gilland advanced in the men's 1,500 m, Anthony Kostelac in the 800 m and Payton Hazzard in the 400 m.
For Virginia Tech, Tihut Degfae's time of 1:49.89 was good enough for fifth in the 800 meters preliminaries. Darrell Wesh finished eighth in the 100 meters, Grant Pollock and Ryan Hagen qualified for the 1,500 meters final.
VMI's Andrey Dmitriev's 3:48.28 in the 1,500-meters earned spot in Saturday's quarterfinals.
W&L hurdler 22nd in 400 prelims
La CROSSE, Wis. - Washington and Lee sophomore Janey Fugate's time of 1 minute, 5.78 seconds put her in 22nd place in the preliminaries of the 400 meter hurdles at the NCAA Division III Women's Track and Field Championship.
Fugate's time of 1:02.45 in the W&L Carnival qualified her for the championship. Fugate was the lone competitor for the Generals at the championship, closing out the season.
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