College Notes

St. Aug's record broken; UNC volleyball improves; Duke tennis in action

From News ReleasesOctober 1, 2013 

Saint Augustine’s wide receiver Brian Richards broke the school career receptions record Saturday against Bowie State.

Richards has 142 career receptions after catching six passes for 86 yards and one touchdown in the 35-7 win over the Bulldogs. The previous mark was 139 catches set by former All-American Tyron Laughinghouse in 2012. Laughinghouse surpassed former standout Jamian Smith, who had 137 career receptions in 2011.

Richards also holds the school single-season receptions record, catching 63 passes as a redshirt sophomore in 2011.


North Carolina: North Carolina (13-0, 2-0 ACC) moved to No. 11 in this week’s AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, moving up three spots from No. 14 and tying their highest ranking in program history.

Men’s Tennis

Four Duke Blue Devils were in action on the second day of pre-qualifying singles play Sunday at the 2013 Saint Francis Health System ITA All-American Championships in Tulsa, Okla.

Freshman TJ Pura lost to 22nd-seeded Tommy Bennett 7-6 (5), 7-5. Sophomore Josh Levine took the first set against Nevada’s Moez Chargui but lost 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4. In bonus consolation matches, Redshirt junior Cale Hammond beat Oklahoma State’s Matthew Campbell 6-2, 6-1, and sophomore Daniel McCall lost to 14th-seeded Tam Trinh of Louisiana State, 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5.

Women’s Tennis

Duke closed a successful weekend at the San Diego State Fall Classic on Sunday with two singles titles and a doubles crown at the Aztec Tennis Center in San Diego.

Duke junior Annie Mulholland posted a 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 win over Blue Devils teammate Marainne Jodoin to claim the red singles bracket championship, and Duke freshman Alyssa Smith registered the black singles bracket championship by taking down San Diego’s Anna Depenau, 6-1, 7-6 (3). Smith-Jodoin collected the red doubles bracket title with an 8-7 (3) win against San Diego State’s Kristin Buth and Laura Antonana Iriarte.

Men’s golf

North Carolina finished 12th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday after shooting a 66-over-par 918. Keagan Cummings had the leading performance for the Tar Heels, finishing with a 12-over 225, good for a tie for 31st place.

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