Strode, Miseviciute advance to quarterfinals
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Blake Strode and Aurelija (aw-REE'-lee-yuh) Miseviciute (mih-sev-uh-CHOO'-teh) have advanced to the quarterfinals in the men's and women's NCAA tennis tournaments at College Station, Texas.
Yesterday, Strode, seeded No. 15 on the men's side, upset second-seeded Oleksandr Nedovyesov of Oklahoma State 6-7, 6-4, 6-2. Miseviciute, the No. 3 seed in the women's tournament, beat Josipa Bek of Clemson 6-3, 6-4.
Arkansas coach Robert Cox said he was very proud of Strode for beating a player as good and as experienced as Nedovyesov.
Today, Strode will play against Texas A&M's Conor Pollock. Miseviciute faces Duke's Mallory Cecil, who beat Miseviciute in team competition last week.
Bisons' centerfielder named Daktronics First-Team All-American
SEARCY, Ark. (AP) - Harding centerfielder Adam Darby has been named to the Daktronics All-America Division II First Team. The selection by nation's NCAA Division II sports information directors was announced yesterday.
Darby becomes Harding's first-ever First-Team All-America position player and only the second Bison baseball All-American in the NCAA era. Justin Phillips, a left-handed pitcher, was a First-Team All-American in 2007.
Darby, a native of Jackson, Tenn., led Harding in nearly ever offensive category. He batted .426 and set school records with 16 home runs and 64 RBI this season.
Lewis makes cut in Corning Classic
CORNING, N.Y. (AP) - Former Razorback golfer Stacy Lewis has made the cut in another LPGA tournament. Yesterday at Corning, New York, Lewis shot a three-under-par 69 in the second round of the Corning Classic for a two-round total of 140, four under par.
That puts Lewis 10 strokes off the pace set by Karine Icher, who shot 66 yesterday to go with a round of 64 on Thursday for a 2-day total of 130 -- 14 under par.
Lewis made the cut with a couple of strokes to spare. Golfers with 2-day totals of 142 or higher -- that's still two strokes under par -- won't be playing today and tomorrow.