Sport briefs | Semifinals set at Eddie Herr tournament

December 7, 2013 

Tennis: Semifinals set at Eddie Herr tournament

BAYSHORE GARDENS -- Egypt's Sandra Samir overcame a disappointing second set to roll past the United States' Sofia Kenin 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the Girls 18s division quarterfinals at the Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships at IMG Academy.

Saturday's semifinal matchups are set. Samir will meet Jaqueline Cristian, who knocked off Tornado Alicia Black 6-4, 6-3 in other quarterfinal.

In the Boys 18s division, IMG Academy Futures champion Andrey Rublev upended Stefan Kozlov 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals, where he will meet wild-card qualifier Deiton Baughman, who got past Francis Tiafoe 6-4, 6-2.

Singles semifinals and doubles finals in the girls and boys 12s, 14s, 16s and 18s divisions begin at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free; parking at Bayshore High School is $5.

Golf: Woods ties own course record with 62

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Tiger Woods had a birdie putt on every hole and made 10 of them Friday to tie his own course record at Sherwood and take a three-shot lead in the World Challenge.

Woods had a 10-under 62, matching the score he shot in the second round at Sherwood six years ago. That gave him a two-shot lead over Zach Johnson, who birdied the last hole for a 68. Matt Kuchar also had a 68 and was another shot behind.

ELSEWHERE -- Wales' Jamie Donaldson completed a first-round 67 and shot 66 in the second round to take the lead in the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City, South Africa. ... South Africa's Jbe Kruger shot a 4-under 66 to take the second-round lead in the Hong Kong Open in Hong Kong. ... Stacy Lewis increased her lead to two strokes in the Dubai Ladies Masters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, shooting a 2-under 70 in the third round.

College basketball: UK, Baylor women set record in 4 OTs

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jennifer O'Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and fifth-ranked Kentucky beat ninth-ranked Baylor 133-130 in the highest-scoring Division I women's game in history.

The Wildcats (9-0) beat a top 10 team for the second time in five days in front of a crowd heavy with Kentucky blue at the 80,000-seat home of the Dallas Cowboys and site of the men's Final Four this season. The Bears are 7-1.

ELSEWHERE -- Ryan Boatright scored 17 points to lead a balanced Connecticut attack, and the 12th-ranked Huskies routed visiting Maine 95-68 in men's basketball to stay undefeated at 9-0. The Bears are 1-7. ... Stanford senior reserve guard Aaron Bright will miss the remainder of the season with a dislocated right shoulder.

Prep football: Champagnat Catholic wins 2A crown

ORLANDO -- Michael Frederick ran for two touchdowns as Hialeah Champagnat Catholic defeated Lakeland Victory Christian 14-7 in the Florida football Class 2A state championship. It is the first football championship for Champagnat Catholic (14-0). Lakeland Victory Christian finished 10-4.

ALSO -- Hamp Cheevers had two catches for 102 yards and a touchdown as Trenton (12-1) defeated Blountstown (13-1) 14-0 in the Class 1A championship game.

Skiing: Vonn returns to racing after surgery

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta -- To understand the true significance of Lindsey Vonn's return to racing, ignore the World Cup downhill results sheet, with a slow-for-her time and 40th-place finish, and instead examine a calendar.

It had been 10 months since Vonn last competed, ripping two ligaments in her right knee and breaking a bone in that leg in a high-speed crash at the world championships. It had been less than three weeks since she partially re-tore her surgically repaired ACL in a fall during practice.

And there remain two months for the American to get ready for the Sochi Olympics.

Still, Vonn began hoping for a victory, regardless of the likelihood. As it turned out, she felt some jitters and skied conservatively by her standards, winding up more than three seconds behind winner Maria Hoefl-Riesch of Germany on an afternoon when the temperature dropped below minus-15 degrees (minus-25 Celsius).

ELSEWHERE -- Aksel Lund Svindal of Norway weathered falling snow, freezing temperatures and low visibility to win a World Cup downhill race in Beaver Creek, Colo. Svindal finished in a time of 1 minute, 44.50 seconds, beating Hannes Reichelt of Austria by 0.17 seconds. Peter Fill of Italy was third. Bode Miller wound up in 13th place as he works his way back from a knee injury that sidelined him all of last season.

Women's college soccer: Florida St. reaches Cup final

CARY, N.C. -- Jamia Fields led Florida State to the NCAA Women's College Cup final, scoring twice in the second half in the Seminoles' 3-2 victory over Virginia Tech.

Florida State (23-1-3) will face UCLA (21-1-3) in the championship match Sunday. The Bruins defeated Virginia 2-1 in the second match.

Figure skating: Hanyu beats Chan to win Grand Prix FInal

FUKUOKA, Japan -- Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan held on to his lead and beat three-time world champion Patrick Chan of Canada in the men's free skate at the Grand Prix Final.

Hanyu, who had a 12-point lead after Thursday's short program, fell on his opening quad salchow but completed all his other jumps, including seven triple jumps plus a quad toe loop for 293.25 points.

Swimming: Thoman part of 3 U.S. records in 1 day

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Nick Thoman set two individual American records and was part of a record-breaking relay team in the Winter National Championships.

Thoman won the 100-yard backstroke with an American-record time of 44.07 seconds. He also joined Eric Knight, Tim Phillips and fellow Olympic gold medalist Cullen Jones on a 200 medley relay team that set a U.S. record with its time of 1 minute, 23.02 seconds. Thoman's 50 backstroke time of 20.69 seconds while swimming the first leg of the 200 medley relay counted as an individual American record.

Missy Franklin set a meet record in the 200 freestyle (1:41.40), won the 100 backstroke (51.59) and joined California teammates Caroline Piehl, Camille Cheng and Elizabeth Pelton on an 800 freestyle relay team that set a meet record (6:59.11).

-- Herald staff, wire reports

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