Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, April 5, 2013 12:00 pm

Athletics the topic
for UT Martin ‘day’

In conjunction with National Student-Athlete Day, the UT Martin department of athletics will conduct an event Friday outside the Boling University Center on campus.
The event will take place from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. on the patio outside the University Center. All UT Martin students are invited to pick up a free grilled hot dog and drink, play games and learn about Skyhawk athletics.
UT Martin student-athletes are coming off a school-record 3.05 Grade Point Average in the Fall 2012 semester. In the athletic forum, five different Skyhawk sports teams have combined for 14 Ohio Valley Conference regular season or tournament championships since 2009.

Skyhawk netters
post win over SEMO

The UT Martin tennis team improved to 2-1 in Ohio Valley Conference play with a 5-2 triumph over Southeast Missouri at the Redhawks Tennis Complex on Tuesday.
UT Martin (3-10 overall) earned the doubles point by coming out on top of a couple close decisions. At No. 1, Ivon Simic and Anna Marie Herbold tallied an 8-6 victory, while Johanie Van Zyl and Katie McCall compiled a 9-8 win at No. 2. The Skyhawks won at No. 3 by default.
The Skyhawks kept rolling in singles play, accounting for wins at No. 1, No. 4, No. 5 and No. 6 (by default). Simic chalked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 1, while Van Zyl downed Sarah Uptmor by a 6-2, 6-0 margin at No. 4. Jessica Silva came away with a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 5 to complete UT Martin’s victory.
“We are still alive and have an opportunity to make the OVC Tournament,” Skyhawk head coach Dennis Taylor said. “That’s one of our goals and if we can do that, we’ll see what happens from there.”
UT Martin returns to the court today when it faces Jacksonville State. The match — which is a designated home match for the Skyhawks — will be played at the Centennial Tennis Center in Nashville at 2 p.m.

UTM linksters 9th
at Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. — The UT Martin golf team carded a final round score of 302 in blustery weather conditions to finish ninth out of 20 teams at the Arkansas State Red Wolves Intercollegiate at RidgePointe Country Club.
The Skyhawks finished with a total score of 897, ending the tournament third among the seven Ohio Valley Conference schools in the field.
“Today was all about survival,” UT Martin head coach Jerry Carpenter said. “It was severely cold and windy. The course was very tough and we weren’t able to make a lot of birdies.”
John Michael Sisinni led the Skyhawks with a third round score of 73. Graham Sleigh carded a 74, while Brendon Caballero fired a 77. Ben Reeves (78) and Tyler Shellnut (80) rounded out the team scoring for UT Martin while Taylor Deming carded a 78 as an individual.
Overall, Sleigh’s 222 led the Skyhawks in the tournament, followed by Reeves’ 225. Sisinni finished with a total score of 228, followed by Caballero’s 230 and Shellnut’s 232. Deming compiled a three-round total of 228, finishing third among those competing as individuals.

Published in The WCP 4.4.13

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