In the National Softball Association Class B Eastern World Series in Williamsburg, the Williamsburg Starz 14-and-under team beat the Derby City Crush 5-1. That game gave the Starz two opportunities to capture the championship.
Williams' team reaches quarterfinals in Orlando
Boo Williams' 17-and-under "B" defeated the Richmond Squires at the AAU national championships in Orlando, Fla., to advance to the quarterfinals Sunday.
ODU woman named local pro-am MVP
Chelisa Painter of Chesapeake, who sat out last season at Old Dominion after her transfer from George Washington but will play for the Lady Monarchs in 2013-14, was named the women’s MVP in the Hampton Roads 7 Cities Pro-Am summer league.
The league playoffs were continuing Saturday at Maury High in Norfolk.
Hildenbrand, Loth in Newport News Singles 4.5 final
Mark Hildenbrand and Airein Loth advanced to the men’s 4.5 final, the highest-rated bracket of the Newport News Singles tournament at Huntington Park.
Sunday's other finals will match Joe Zalameda and Matthew Randall at 4.0 and Allen Tang against Parker Councill at 3.5.
In the women’s 3.5 round-robin, Kristen Walden and Ria Khandpur each won their openers.
Devvarman, Jenkins win qualifying openers in D.C.
Two-time NCAA champion Somdev Devvarman, a former Virginia Cavaliers star, beat American veteran Jesse Witten 7-5, 6-0 in the first qualifying round for the Citi Open on hard courts in Washington, D.C.
Devvarman, ranked 128th in the world, will face American youngster Christian Harrison for a spot in main-draw competition, which starts Monday.
Also, 2013 NCAA tournament MVP Jarmere Jenkins — also a former Cavalier — defeated Uzbekistan’s Farrukh Dustov 6-4, 6-3 for his first win in ATP qualifying. Jenkins will meet Wisconsin pro Tim Smyczek for a main-draw berth. Sanam Singh, like Devvarman a U.Va. alum from India, lost 6-0, 7-5 to Australia’s Samuel Groth. Rising Cavaliers sophomore Mac Styslinger fell 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 to American Alex Kuznetsov.
Mitchell Frank, who saved a match point to clinch U.Va.’s first NCAA outdoor team championship this year, took a 4-1 first-set lead but lost 6-4, 6-2 Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun