College Sports

Tar Heel tennis advances to finals vs. Va. Tech

The North Carolina men’s tennis team advanced to the championship match of the ITA Kick-Off Weekend event at Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center with a 4-0 victory over Oregon. The seventh-ranked Tar Heels improve to 5-0 on the season, as Oregon lost its first match of the season and is 3-1.

In the first semifinal match Friday, Virginia Tech spotted Alabama the doubles points before storming back to beat the Crimson Tide 4-1.

The lineup Saturday will feature Alabama vs. Oregon in the consolation match at 3 p.m. and North Carolina vs. Virginia Tech in the 6:30 p.m. championship match. The winner of Saturday’s finals will advance to the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Indoor Championship February 13-16 in Chicago.

Track and field

Saint Augustine’s: Three from the university earned weekly CIAA honors.

Junior sprinter Daniel Jamieson is Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week

Sophomore Shakinah Brooks is Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week

Coach George Williams is Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Week.

Jamieson and Brooks earned league weekly honors after performances against Division I competition at the Virginia Tech Invitational last weekend. The Falcons and Lady Falcons were the only Division II teams at the meet.

Jamieson placed third in the 200 meter dash in 21.53 seconds and fourth in the 60 meter dash in 6.81 seconds. His time in the 200 meter dash earned him a No. 3 national ranking among Division II sprinters.

Brooks finished fourth in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 1.5 inches at the meet. Her jump automatically qualified her for the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships. She ranks third nationally In Division II in the long jump.

The weekly honor is the latest accolade for Williams, who has led the Falcons and Lady Falcons to 35 NCAA Division II national track & field titles. The iconic head coach had both men’s and women’s teams prepared at the Virginia Tech Invitational.


Saint Augustine’s: The Falcons and Shaw square off 2 p.m. Saturday in a CIAA women’s contest at Spaulding Gymnasium.

This is the first meeting of the season between the crosstown rivals.

The men’s game tips off at 4 p.m.


East Carolina: East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden and wide receive Justin Hardy will play Saturday in the 2015 Reese’s Senior Bowl


Barton: The team ranks seventh in the Conference Carolinas 2015 preseason poll.


Raleigh Sports Club: Former UNC-Asheville basketball coach will be the special guest speaker at the Wednesday meeting the Raleigh Sports Club. He was an assistant coach for the N.C. State 1974 NCAA champions.