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Messenger Sports Briefs for April 29

Messenger Sports Briefs for April 29

Union City netters
won’t wear crown

There was no crowning moment for the Union City boys’ tennis team on Thursday.
The Twisters fell 5-2 to Trenton at Dyersburg in a playoff match to determine the District 14A-AA North Division championship.
The two teams had split matches during the regular season.
Top Twister Julio Fuentes was twice a victor for UC.
He bested Garrett Hinson 8-4 and teamed with Alex O’Neill to down D’burg’s Drew Butler and Nate Adams by an 8-5 margin in tandem play.
Other action had Union City’s Jacob Triplett edged (9-7) by Butler and Russ Smith downed 8-4 by Jerry Rogers.
Adams blanked Twister four seed Alex Pegram 8-0, while King triumphed 8-3 over O’Neill.
Smith and Triplett lost a doubles match to Hinson and Rogers.
The Union City boys’ team finishes the season with a 9-2 worksheet.
Members of both the UC boys and girls’ tennis teams play on Saturday at the District 14A-AA Tournament in Martin.

Wynridge winners
ahead by two shots

The team of Matt Russell, Robert Huff-stutter, Bim Barker and Glen Hale combined to shoot a 8-under-par and win the men’s scramble at Wynridge Greens in Troy on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the team of Daniel Booker Sr., Daniel Booker Jr., Shawn Leahman, William Bruner and Cole Shelton totaled a 6-under and finished in second.
Wynridge Greens holds its weekly men’s scramble every Thursday.
For more information, contact the course at 536-4653.

UTM alum Hudson
is Chinese champion

Former UT Martin superstar Lester Hudson is a part of a championship squad again.
The guard, who helped the Skyhawks to their only Ohio Valley Conference regular-season crown during his time, was on the floor as the Guangdon Hongyuan Southern Tigers clinched their fourth consecutive Chinese Basketball Association title.
The Tigers clinched the CBA crown with a 103-93 in over Xinjiang Guanghui on Wednesday.
Hudson and his teammates won the best-of-seven series 4-2.
In the final game of the series, Hudson had 17 points, six assists and five rebounds.
Former Tennessee forward Marc-us Haislip poured in 35 markers in the finale.

Cardinal Berkman
batters ex-employer

HOUSTON (AP) — Lance Berkman insists he wasn’t out to exact revenge against his former team this week.
Berkman homered and drove in four runs during a nine-run sixth inning to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Houston Astros 11-7.
Berkman’s three-run shot off Fernando Abad (1-2) gave St. Louis a  lead, as a mixture of cheers and boos rained on the slugger who spent 12 seasons with the Astros.
Matt Holliday drove in three runs during the sixth, and Kyle McClellan and David Freese each drove in a run as four Houston pitchers faced 14 batters before escaping the sixth.

By that point, the Cardinals had pulled ahead 10-4.?