Quick hits — state colleges

February 23, 2014 

MIKE CLARKE

Women’s tennis

Gamecocks blank Tribe

No. 33 South Carolina wrapped up its nonconference schedule Sunday with a 7-0 victory against William & Mary at Carolina Tennis Center. For USC (9-2), No. 69-ranked Katerina Popova and No. 112-ranked Brigit Folland recorded wins at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. ... At Blacksburg, Va., No. 11 Clemson opened ACC play with a 6-1 victory against Virginia Tech. Yana Koroleva

Men’s tennis

USC rallies past San Diego

Freshman Andrew Schafer won in three sets at No. 6 singles to lift No. 31 South Carolina to a 4-3 victory against No. 44 San Diego at Carolina Tennis Center. The Gamecocks (7-4) also got singles wins from Tsvetan Mihov at No. 1, Andrew Adams at No. 3 and Chip Cox at No. 5. ...

At Montgomery, Ala., Hunter Harrington won at No. 1 singles to lead No. 21 Clemson to a 4-2 victory against Texas Tech in the Blue-Gray Men’s National Tennis Classic. With the victory, Clemson captured third place in the event.

Men’s golf

USC finishes third

At Humble, Texas, No. 25 South Carolina shot an 8-under 280 in the final round to finish third in the Bayou City Collegiate Championships at the Golf Club of Houston. USC’s Matt NeSmith, Will Murphy and Blaine Woodruff finished in a tie for 21st in the individual standings at 1-under.

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Houston 280-277-276–833 (-31); 2. Texas 285-281-275–841 (-23); 3. South Carolina 288-283-280–851 (-13); 4. Arkansas 287-286-282–855 (-9); 5. Baylor 288-286-282–856 (-8); 6. Rice 288-293-280–861 (-3); 7. New Mexico State 294-289-285–868 (+4); 8. Charlotte 293-292-284–869 (+5); 9. UTSA 292-292-288–872 (+8); 10. South Florida 293-286-294–873 (+9); T11. Louisiana Tech 290-286-299–875 (+11); T11. Mississippi State 289-289-297–875 (+11); 13. Louisiana 295-299-286–880 (+16); 14. Lamar 298-295-291–884 (+20); 15. Houston Baptist 295-300-293–888 (+24).

USC RESULTS: T21. Matt NeSmith 75-70-70–215 (-1); T21. Will Murphy 70-75-70–215 (-1); T21. Blaine Woodruff 75-66-74–215 (-1); T33. Caleb Sturgeon 68-78-70–216 (E); T36. Will Starke 75-72-70–217 (+1)

Clemson in sixth at Puerto Rico

At El Grande, Puerto Rico, Cody Proveaux and Miller Capps shot rounds of 2-under 70 to lead Clemson to sixth place after one round of the Puerto Rico Classic. The Tigers are at 287, 14 shots behind top-ranked Alabama.

Softball

Gamecocks get win

Sophomore third baseman Jordan Bizzell scored a pair of runs to help the Gamecocks (11-2) defeat UNC Wilmington (5-6) 2-1 to close the 2014 Gamecock Invitational at Carolina Softball Stadium at Beckham Field. Julie Sarratt (4-1) claimed the win, giving up one unearned run in four innings.

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