published Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Cash, Bartlett on world runners-up

Chattanooga's Wesley Cash and doubles partner Mark Vines of Lynchburg, Va., put the United States men's 55 team in the Austria Cup final of the International Tennis Federation Senior World Team Championships in Antalya, Turkey, with a rain-delayed 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win Saturday morning over Germany's Klaus Liebthal and Michael Rasche. The USA then lost 2-1 to Great Britain in the gold-medal match with Vines losing in singles and Cash and Sal Castillo of San Antonio falling 6-3, 6-2 to Alec Allen and Bruce Young. Cash, who begins play today in the World Individual Championships, and Vines won four USTA national 55 titles together last year. GPS coach Sue Bartlett also played for gold Saturday in the Maureen Connolly Cup for the women's 55 age group, but her Great Britain team lost 2-0 to the United States. Bartlett fell 6-1, 7-6 (12) to Susan Wright; the other singles match was 6-1, 6-0. Bartlett and her team won against Brigitte Moretton and France on Friday, instead of losing as was reported here Saturday.

Golf

• The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga men's golf team dropped to eighth out of 21 teams Saturday at Furman's tournament in Greenville, S.C., but are only two shots out of fifth. The Mocs shot only four shots worse than on Friday, but their 584 has them 18 strokes behind leader Virginia Tech. Nationally 17th-ranked North Florida is second at 570. UTC's Davis Bunn is tied for 10th at 143 after his 72 Saturday, and fellow Mocs Benni Weilguni and Liam Johnston are at 146 and 148 with Chris Robb at 151.

• Calhoun football coach Hal Lamb and partner Rick Brown of Adairsville from Flight 2 are tied for ninth overall along with Dalton's Kyle Pettyjohn and Rocky Face's Chris Tallent Sr. from Flight 3 in the 2013 Georgia Four-Ball golf tournament in Albany. Those pairs and two others are at 1-under-par 143, five strokes out of first place, after two rounds at Doublegate Country Club. Tallent and Pettyjohn are second in their flight, two shots from first. Lamb and Brown are tied for fourth in their flight, where the lead is 139, and Dalton's Howell Kerr and Calhoun's Greg Brock are at 144. Calhoun's Jeff Brown and his Suwanee partner are second at 143 in Flight 4 at Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, where Dalton's Dwight Hefner and Duane McMullen are fourth at 146 and Calhoun's Bob and Mike Nance are seventh at 149 in Flight 5. Dalton's Matt Oxford is on a sixth-place team at 146 in the championship flight.

Baseball

• The Chattanooga State baseball team rebounded from a 7-1 home loss in the first game Friday of its weekend TCCAA series against Volunteer State to win 5-4 in 10 innings in Friday's second game and then prevail 15-10 in a slugfest Saturday.

• Cleveland State completed a three-game TCCAA baseball sweep of visiting Roane State with a 6-2 win Saturday that featured eight innings of four-hit pitching by Jeb Scoggins and 13 Cougars hits, including a two-run home run by Dalton Rogers. The Cougars (16-11, 6-6) won 3-2 in 11 innings and 5-1 on Friday, the latter with Thomas Huddleston pitching a four-hitter. Brandon Zajac pitched the first six innings Friday with eight strikeouts, and Bobby Towne followed Derek Chandler in relief and got the win for his two innings. Down 2-0, Cleveland State got an RBI single from Jared Davis in the fifth inning and tied the game in the seventh when Evan Speicher doubled, Chase Edwards singled him to third and Cody Hiefnar got him home with a groundout. Edwards singled in the winning unearned run in the 11th. Davis had a two-run homer and another RBI and Zach Janes had two RBI hits in Huddleston's win.

• Grant Zawadzki homered, singled and scored twice, Blake Johnson was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Joey Underwood tripled and also had two RBIs, but their Bryan College baseball team lost 17-5 at Reinhardt in the finale of their weekend Appalachian Athletic Conference series Saturday. The Lions are 16-15, 4-8 in the league. Jerome Jones was 3-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs for Reinhardt (16-16, 5-4), whose Thomas Hayes was 4-for-6 with three RBIs. In another AAC game, defending NAIA champion Tennessee Wesleyan (25-9, 10-2) won its series at Union College 2-1 with a 9-7 victory.

• Sewanee lost two baseball games to visiting Southern Athletic Association rival Rhodes on Saturday, 17-3 and 13-3, dropping the Tigers to 6-13 overall and 0-8 in the league. Allen Thigpen and Grant Goodson each had two hits for Sewanee in the first game, and Colin Barrera had two in game two.

• Chattanooga Lookouts general manager Rich Mozingo will be the guest speaker for the Chattanooga Quarterback Club's noon luncheon meeting Monday at Finley Stadium, and the public is invited. Attendance costs $10 with a meal, $4 without.

Running

• Josh Holloway won the 10.2-mile option of the Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race with a time of 1 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds Saturday morning, and Kevin Boucher won the 6.5-miler in 53:48. Joseph Goetz and Nathan Holland were second and third out of 212 finishers in the longer race in 1:18:03 and 1:18:36, with John Wiygul fourth in 1:21:00, Cullom Boyd fifth in 1:22:51 and Sarah Gollub the first female and 17th overall in 1:28:24. Brad McAllister was the 6.5-mile runner-up in 55:18 and Mitchell Kohlmann also beat one hour in 59:22; Jan Gautier was the first female and seventh overall in 1:01:25.

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