Former record-setting Oscar Smith High quarterback Phillip Sims, a former Virginia starter who was declared academically ineligible to play for the Cavaliers, said he’ll transfer to CIAA champion Winston-Salem State.
The Rams were 14-1 and the NCAA Division II runner-up a year ago. Sims plans to sit out 2013 and be eligible in 2014.
Former U.Va. star Somdev Devvarman upended defending champion Alexandr Dolgopolov, the No. 9 seed, 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) at the Citi Open on hard courts in Washington.
Devvarman, a two-time NCAA champion for Virginia, could play No. 8 John Isner in the round of 16.
Mark Lawrence Jr. of Richmond, a rising junior at Mills Godwin High, shot a 5-under-par 66 to take the first-round lead in the VSGA Junior Stroke Play Championship at Hidden Valley Country Club in Salem.
Former York High star C.J. Dreyfuss is tied for 18th at 74. Also among the competitors from the Peninsula are Lafayette’s Zach Weaver (76), York’s Connor Rinoski (77) and Bruton’s Joe Monk (78). ...
Marilyn Bussey of Salem beat No. 2 qualifier Cindy Morris of Portsmouth 2 and 1 in the first round of the VSGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship in Hot Springs.
Qualifying medalist Lindsay Wortham of Richmond also lost 2 and 1, to Shawn McCullough of Alexandria.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun