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May 30, 2017 - 3:30 am


Michigan's Minor, Virginia's Kwiatkowski win at NCAA tennis

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Michigan's Brienne Minor and Virginia's Thai-Son Kwiatkowski have won singles titles at the NCAA tennis championships.

Minor defeated Belinda Woolcock from Florida 6-3, 6-3 Monday to become the first female tennis champion in Michigan's history, and only the third player overall from the Wolverines to capture a singles title. The last was Mike Leach in 1982.

On the men's side, Kwiatkowski gave Virginia its second men's singles title in three years, beating William Blumberg from North Carolina 6-4, 7-6 (5) in an all-Atlantic Coast Conference final. Ryan Shane of the Cavaliers won in 2015.

The doubles finals also are being held on the final day of the championships at the University of Georgia.

The team titles were decided last week. Kwiatkowski was part of a Virginia squad that won its third straight men's championship, while Florida captured the women's crown.


Oregon St. No. 1 national seed for NCAA baseball tournament

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Pac-12 champion Oregon State has been chosen the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Division I baseball tournament.

The NCAA announced the national seeds and 64-tournament field on Monday.

Oregon State (49-4) set a conference record with 27 league wins and was the nation's most dominant team all season.

North Carolina (47-12), which missed the national tournament the last two years, is No. 2 after winning 18 of its last 22 games. Florida (42-16), the top seed in 2016, is No. 3 and is followed by LSU (43-17).

The rest of the national seeds, in order, are Texas Tech (43-15), TCU (42-16), Louisville (47-10) and Stanford (40-14).

Play begins Friday in 16 regionals. Winners advance to eight, best-of-three super regionals. Those winners move on to the College World Series in Omaha.


Women's national hoops champs pick up Penn State guard

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is adding some needed experience to its women's basketball championship squad in Penn State transfer Lindsey Spann.

Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley announced Spann's addition Monday. As a graduate, Spann is eligible to play immediately. Spann will bring some leadership and savvy to a squad that lost two junior starters in Kaela Davis and Allisha Gray since winning the NCAA Tournament last month.

Both Davis and Gray left early for the WNBA.

Spann is a 5-foot-6 point guard from Laurel, Maryland, who averaged 12.3 points a game the past three seasons. She ranks eighth all-time at Penn State with 143 3-pointers.

Spann will be the second transfer taking the court next season for the Gamecocks with Kentucky transfer Alexis Jennings eligible after sitting out this season.


2 ex-Penn State players pull upset at US Amateur Four-Ball

PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — The team of Brendan Borst and Thomas McDonagh beat medalists Clark Engle and Will Grimmer on Monday in the first round of match play at the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.

Borst and McDonagh — former players at Penn State — pulled the biggest upset in the round of 32. Playing on the Pinehurst No. 2 course that has hosted three U.S. Opens, they earned a 3-and-2 victory and never trailed Engle and Grimmer, teammates at Ohio State.

Wilson Furr and Davis Shore, who finished one stroke behind the Engle-Grimmer team during stroke play, defeated Micah Dean and Alex Rodger 5-and-4.

The round of 16 and quarterfinals are scheduled for Tuesday with the semifinals and 18-hole championship match Wednesday.

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