Originally created 10/30/00

Hingis beats Kournikova in Kremlin Cup



Anna Kournikova had a raucous home crowd supporting her and a familiar opponent across the net as she tried again to win her first WTA Tour title. She didn't come close.

Top-ranked Martina Hingis beat Kournikova 6-3, 6-1 Sunday to win the Kremlin Cup in a lopsided match that made the 20-year-old Swiss the youngest tennis player to win $14 million in prize money.

In the men's final, Olympic champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov beat David Prinosil 6-2, 7-5 for his fourth straight Kremlin Cup crown and his first ATP Tour title of 2000.

Hingis now has eight titles this year and 34 for her career.

Thomas Enqvist captured the Swiss Indoors beating Roger Federer in five sets and denying the Swiss star a chance to win before his home fans.

Enqvist, playing in his first tournament since injuring his foot in Austria two weeks ago, won 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-1 for the Swede's second title of the year.

With the crowd clanging cowbells, Federer was bidding for the first ATP title of his career but had little game left in the final set.

SOCCER: Twenty players from the Augusta Arsenal Soccer Club and the Columbia County Patriots Soccer Club were selected for the final player pool during the Georgia Olympic Development Program tryouts this weekend.

Players attended the final State Team tryouts at the Lovejoy Soccer Complex in Atlanta last weekend. The GODP is the first step for players hoping to make the United States Olympic team. Once selected for the Georgia State team, players will compete with 12 other state associations in Region III tournaments. The following players were selected:

Chris Kim, Will Dunaway, 89'; David Leonard, Brooks Duff, Thomas Kerr, 88'; Jonathan Shackleford, John Camba, William Baston, Ben Parrish, Marquinetez Jackson, 87'; Markus Jackson, Parker Rogers, Chris Smith, Stephen Newman, 86; Michael Clark, Drew Hessm Obi Egekeze, 85'; Girl's: Brittany Moss, 88'; Jaclyn Harris, 82; Stacy Poole, 83'.

Augusta natives representing the Savannah Magic Soccer Club include:

John Mark Capers, 85'; Havard Usry, Lee Vick, 86'; and Bobby Zimmerman of the Columbia County Patriots was also selected.

A parent ran on the field and shoved a referee who made a disputed call at the end of a middle school soccer tournament game, sparking a mini-melee.

The referee pushed the man back, and a woman then slapped the referee in the face as spectators swarmed the field, according to Maine State Trooper Kyle Tilsley. Holy Cross beat Monmouth Middle School 1-0 in the title game Saturday.

The National Association of Sports Officials receives two to three reports a week of violent parents at sporting events, the main targets of the rage are coaches and referees.

In one highly publicized case, in Reading, Mass., a father unhappy with the way his son's hockey coach was handling a practice was accused of beating the coach to death in July.

VOLLEYBALL: The USC Aiken Lady Pacers defeated UNC Pembroke for its third straight Peach Belt Athletic Conference win Saturday.

Angie Chervestad recorded 12 kills and two blocks, while teammates Stacy Rood, Andrea Emmons and Shelley Wooten each had 12, 10 and 10 kills, respectively.

Junior setter Candice Anderson set a career-high in assists, 57, during the match.

The Lady Pacers will host Lander on Friday, and conclude the regular season with USC Spartanburg on Saturday.

FENCING: Kevin Matthews took second place in Sunday's D-and Under Mixed Foil and Collin McCoy won a gold medal in the Open Mixed Sabre during the Second Annual Halloween Open tournament in Statesboro, Ga.

Matthews also placed in the Open Mixed Epee and won a silver medal in the Open Mixed Sabre. Richard Estey and Jonathan Cohen took third and fourth place respectively in the Open Mixed Sabre.

RUNNING: Elly Rono of Kenya pulled away from countrymen Joseph Nderitu in the final mile Sunday to win the Columbus Marathon. Rono, who finished second in 1998, was timed in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 27 seconds.

Simon Cherokony of Kenya was third for the second straight year, finishing in 2:18:24. Scott Fry of Tiffin, Ohio, took fourth in 2:19:31.

Marzanna Helbik of Poland was never challenged in winning the women's race in 2:36:28. Alena Vinitskaya of Russia was second in 2:38:14. Russia's Tatiana Titova, the women's winner last year, finished third in 2:40:27.