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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 12:00 pm

Westview rolls along
with 5th straight win

Westview is playing soccer like they are used to playing — with defense and timely goals.
The Chargers have reeled off five consecutive wins after starting the season 0-3 following the 6-1 win over McKenzie on Friday.
Ashton Meyer scored the hat trick for Westview with three goals, and Gian Gamra scored twice for the Chargers.
Nick Fortner scored once and had a pair of assists. Andrew Johnson and Garma also had one assist each for Westview. Conner Blanchard had four saves on goal for the Chargers.
Westview is now 5-3 overall and 4-0 in the district.

Wardlaw’s 5K mark
paces UTM runners

Senior Amanda Wardlaw broke the UT Martin record in the 5,000-meter run this weekend to cap off another successful spring track meet for the Skyhawks in the Ole Miss Invite.
A native of Somerville, Wardlaw finished the 5k in 18:18.01, shattering the previous program record of 18:19.3 by Shalaine Phaup in 2003.
“Amanda’s new university record is icing on the cake after improving nine-and-a-half minutes since walking on as a junior,” UT Martin head coach Gordon Sanders said.
Wardlaw was one of five Skyhawks to take part in the 5,000, joining Laura Wind (19:01.09), Hannah Wolters (19:13.03), Grace Lucas (20:27.04) and Abby Frantom (20:41.05).
On the men’s side, Justin Morgan completed the 5,000 run in 15:30.85, which ranks as the fifth-best time in UT Martin history. Tallon Scott (16:20.80), Ryan Pett (16:36.96), Mark Graubner (17:26.77) and Zach Phifer (17:29.95) also competed in the event.
The Skyhawks conclude their spring season Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational.

UT Martin netters
close year with win

The UT Martin tennis team put the finishing touches on the 2013 season with a 7-0 victory over Tennessee State at the Skyhawk Varsity Courts on campus.
The match was the third in as many days for UT Martin, which fell 7-0 at Murray State on Friday and 5-2 at Belmont on Saturday.
The Skyhawks end the season with a 6-14 mark and 5-5 OVC record. Although UT Martin concluded its OVC slate with a fifth place finish, the Skyhawks lost out on a tiebreaker with Austin Peay and Belmont, just missing out on the six-team OVC Tournament.
Before Sunday’s match, Taylor honored seniors Anna Marie Herbold and Johanie Van Zyl. Both players wrapped up their stellar four-year careers with victories in both doubles and singles play.
Herbold teamed with Simic to post their third straight win in No. 1 doubles. Van Zyl and Katie McCall then tallied an 8-2 victory over Kryston Mason and London Thomas at No. 2.
Simi, coming off a big 6-7, 6-3, 7-5 win at Belmont in No. 1 singles, won again at No. 1 with a 6-0, 6-0 decision. Herbold, who also posted a 1-6, 6-4, 6-2 win at Belmont at No. 2 singles on Saturday, went out on top with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 2.
Van Zyl also went out on top with a 6-1, 6-0 victory. Jessica Silva rounded out the Skyhawks’ victory with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4.
Published in The WCP 4.16.13

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