Bulldog comes up short in men's final
In Athens, Ga., Somdev Devvarman of Virginia won two tiebreakers to beat top-seeded John Isner of Georgia for the NCAA men's singles championship Monday.
Devvarman, the second seed and runner-up last year, won 7-6 (7), 4-6, 7-6 (2) to become Virginia's first NCAA singles champion.
Isner served 22 aces and won 17 more points off service-return errors. Devvarman served effectively, too. He had just five aces, including match point. He won without ever breaking Isner's serve.
It was Devvarman's second win over Isner in a week. He beat the Georgia ace 6-4, 6-4 in the team tournament a week ago.
Earlier in the day, Marco Born and Andreas Siljestrom earned Middle Tennessee its first NCAA men's doubles title on their coach's final day before retiring.
Born and Siljestrom defeated Illinois' Kevin Anderson and Ryan Rowe 4-6, 7-6 (5), 7-6 (4). Coach Dale Short is retiring after 20 years at Middle Tennessee.
North Carolina roommates Sara Anundsen and Jenna Long rallied to beat the top-seeded William & Mary duo to claim the women's doubles title, the first in school history. Anundsen and Long, seeded second, beat Megan Moulton-Levy and Katarina Zoricic 1-6, 6-2, 6-2.
Bodies of Patriot, female friend found
In New Orleans, the body of New England Patriots player Marquise Hill was found a state official said, a day after he was reported missing following a jet ski accident on Lake Pontchartrain.
Hill's body was discovered by searchers about a quarter-mile from where the former LSU star and a female companion were involved in the accident, Capt. Brian Clark of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Department said.
"The family will have to make positive identification," Clark said, "but the body we found was that of Mr. Marquise Hill."
Hill played on LSU's national championship team and was a second-round draft pick by New England in 2004.
The woman's identity was not available.
"We are all shocked," Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a statement.
Local golfer is first at junior tour event
In Virginia Beach, Va., Ashlan Ramsey of Augusta placed first in her division at the Plantations Junior Golf Tour Championship last weekend.
Ramsey won the girls 8-11 class with consecutive rounds of 70 at the two-day event held at Tour Championship TPC of Virginia Beach.
Other local participants: Evans' Carter Mobley (sixth place, boys 8-9), Augusta's Taylor Ramsey (sixth, girls 12-14); Evans' Will Mobley (18th, boys 12-13).
Pacers selected to region first teams
Awards season has been good to USC Aiken.
The Pacers placed two players on each of the three major All-Region baseball teams announced the past two weeks.
Infielder Chad Jacobsen and designated hitter Chris Sheehan earned spots on the American Baseball Coaches Association Division II South Atlantic Region first team.
Jacobsen, who broke school records with 25 doubles and 75 RBI, also was named to the National College Baseball Writers Association first team. Sheehan and made the second team.
Sheehan, who led the team with a .361 batting average, and outfielder Darryl Pui also were second-team selections by Daktronics.
Augusta State shortstop Bennett Mayfield also racked up multiple honors. The senior was a member of the NCBWA first team was a ACBA second-team selection.
- Author Tom Stanton will be speaking tonight at the Augusta Library headquarters to discuss his new book Ty and the Babe.
The book delves into the rivalry and later-in-life friendship between Ty Cobb, who once lived in Augusta, and Babe Ruth.