At Knoxville, Tenn., the fifth-ranked South Carolina women's soccer team defeated Tennessee for the first time in Knoxville in a 2-1 victory Sunday.
Lindsay Small hit the game-winner in the 56th minute as South Carolina earns its third consecutive victory against the Vols after going winless in the first 13 meetings between the SEC East rivals.
The win moves the Gamecocks to 14-1-1 (6-1-1 SEC) and ties program records for most overall and SEC wins in a season. ...
At Clemson, the Clemson women's soccer team fell to Duke, 2-0. The loss dropped the Tigers to 3-12 overall and 0-7 in the ACC. The Blue Devils improve to 6-5-4 and 2-2-2.
At Auburn, Ala., South Carolina tied the match after taking the second set, but Auburn proved too much with a 28-26, 18-25, 25-13, 25-17 victory.
Senior outside hitter Ivana Kujundzic led South Carolina (11-8, 3-7 SEC) with 16 kills and 17 digs.
The Tigers improved to 12-8 and 4-5.
At Shanghai, Nikolay Davydenko upset top-seeded Rafael Nadal 7-6 (3), 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters for his fourth title of the year.
The sixth-seeded Davydenko broke decisively in the sixth game of the second set to collect his 18th career title. His flat groundstrokes and angled winners denied the Spaniard a sixth title for this year.
Nadal returned last week after a month out due to a pulled stomach muscle at the U.S. Open. He looked rusty, having advanced twice when his opponents retired: Ivan Ljubicic of Croatia in the quarterfinals and Feliciano Lopez of Spain in the semifinals.
- From Staff and Wire Reports