Originally created 04/15/04



Coble advances in Women's Match Play

In Carrollton, Ga., defending champion Laura Coble, of Augusta, advanced in the quarterfinals of the championship flight of the Georgia Women's Match Play Championship. Coble, who has claimed the title each of the past four years, took five of the first six holes and defeated Ellen Connors 5 and 4 at Sunset Hills Country Club.

Elaine Montano, of Augusta, also advanced, defeating Virginia Tyson 4 and 2. Montano will face Coble in the quarterfinals.

  • In Norman, Okla., former South Aiken and current Clemson standout Matt Hendrix has been named as one of 10 semifinalists for the Ben Hogan Award. The award is presented to the nation's top collegiate golfer.
  • College Baseball

    Coker College upsets No. 12 Augusta State

    In Hartsville, S.C., Coker College had 12 hits en route to a 5-2 win over No. 12 Augusta State.

    Bennett Mayfield had three hits for the Jaguars. Aaron Marchese got the complete game victory, while Greg Thomas took the loss for the Jaguars.

  • In Columbia, S.C., Garrick Evans went 3-for-4 and drove in five runs as Clemson beat South Carolina 13-5 to earn a split in the series between the in-state rivals.
  • Tigers starter Steven Jackson (1-1) allowed seven hits and three earned runs to get the win.

    Landon Powell's fourth-inning home run finally broke the shutout, but South Carolina still trailed 12-1.

    l In Aiken, Dean Walker singled home a run in the eighth inning to give Newberry College a 4-3 win over USC Aiken. Daniel Quartararo's 19-game hitting streak was also snapped in the loss.

    College Softball

    USC Aiken ready for Peach Belt Tourney

    In Aiken, the Lady Pacers will begin play in the Peach Belt Conference Softball Tournament on Friday. Senior Jami Cornwell leads eighth-seeded USC Aiken (30-27, 8-12 PBC) against UNC Pembroke at noon at the 295 Sports Complex in Spartanburg, S.C.

    Augusta State (15-35, 3-17), the No. 10 seed, will face Columbus State at noon Friday.


    Capriati advances at Family Circle Cup

    In Charleston, S.C., Jennifer Capriati beat Lina Krasnoroutskaya 6-3, 6-1 to advance to the third round of the Family Circle Cup. In other matches, sixth-seeded Elena Dementieva beat Anabel Medina Garrigues 6-2, 6-2, and eighth-seeded Nadia Petrova defeated Akiko Morigami 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7).

  • In Oeiras, Portugal, Goran Ivanisevic lost to Rafael Nadal 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Estoril Open. The 17-year-old Nadal looked sharper than the 32-year-old Ivanisevic, who was making his first clay-court appearance on the tour in nearly three years.
  • In New York, Serena Williams withdrew from the U.S. team's first-round Fed Cup match at Slovenia. Laura Granville was listed as her replacement for the April 24-25 series. Venus Williams, Lisa Raymond and 47-year-old Martina Navratilova also are on the team.
  • NFL

    Houshmandzadeh signs with Bengals

    In Cincinnati, the Bengals re-signed wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh to a one-year contract. In his first two seasons with the Bengals, Houshmandzadeh had 62 catches for 720 yards with one touchdown, 23 kickoff returns for a 20.6-yard average and 36 punt returns for a 7.8-yard average.


    Adu leaves United for U.S. exhibition

    In Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Freddy Adu will rejoin the U.S. under-20 team for an exhibition game against Haiti next week, leaving Major League Soccer's D.C. United. Adu, 14, was a late addition last year to the under-20 team and played all five games as the United States finished fifth at the FIFA World Youth Championship.


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