Knoxville, Tenn. — The LSU volleyball team hit above .300 to sweep Tennessee 25-19, 25-19, 25-16, Sunday afternoon at Thompson-Boling Arena.
Briana Holman had 12 kills for the Lady Tigers. Mimi Eugene added 11 kills, five digs and five aces. Malorie Pardo had 34 assists, six kills and four digs. Haley Smith had 11 digs.
LSU (8-7, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) will play Missouri at 5 p.m. Friday in Columbia, Missouri.
Tennessee falls to 7-13, 0-6.
BRADLEY, SAGSTROM FINISH IN TOP 15 AT LADY TAR HEEL INVITATIONAL
Chapel Hill, N.C. — LSU women’s golfer Elise Bradley tied for 11th at 1-over-par 217, and Madelene Sagstrom tied for 15th at 2-over 218 in the Ruth’s Chris Lady Tar Heel Invitational on Sunday.
As a team, the Lady Tigers finished seventh at 21-over 885. Duke won at 2-under 862, two shots ahead of South Carolina.
VALE COSTA PACES LSU IN SOUTHERN REGIONAL
Tuscaloosa, Ala. — Joana Vale Costa advanced to the semifinals in both singles and doubles to highlight the LSU women’s tennis team’s efforts Sunday at the ITA Southern Regional.
Vale Costa beat Arianne Hartono of Ole Miss in the singles A Draw quarterfinals 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. In the semifinals, Vale Costa los to Ole Miss’ Julia Jones 6-0, 6-3.
DIVISION II CHAMPION STOPS XAVIER’S ABBES IN SINGLES
Sumter, S.C. — Xavier’s Nour Abbes finally lost a singles match — to an opponent with a longer win streak.
NCAA Division II champion Valentine Confalonieri of Lynn University defeated NAIA champion Abbes 6-4, 6-2 in the USTA / ITA National Small College Championships at Palmetto Tennis Center.
Abbes, a sophomore, had a 30-0 career record. Confalonieri earned her 36th straight singles win and repeated as the small-college champion.
STOSUR WINS JAPAN WOMEN’S OPEN
Osaka, Japan — Defending champion Sam Stosur recovered from a tough first set to win her third Japan Women’s Open title Sunday, defeating Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-6 (9-7), 6-3. Stosur, seeded first, didn’t drop a set all week in winning her first WTA title of the season.
FEDERER SWEEPS SIMON IN SHANGHAI MASTERS FINAL
Shanghai — Roger Federer defeated France’s Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) to capture his fourth title of the year at the Shanghai Masters on Sunday.
On Monday, Federer will pas Rafael Nadal to No. 2 in the rankings.
LEWIS HAMILTON WINS INAUGURAL RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX
Sochi, Russia — Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the inaugural Russian Grand Prix on Sunday, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes that clinched its first constructors’ title.
Hamilton won his fourth straight race and his ninth of the season.
KIPCHOGE LEADS KENYAN CHARGE IN CHICAGO MARATHON
Chicago — Eliud Kipchoge won the Chicago Marathon on Sunday to lead a 1-2-3 finish for Kenyan men.
Kipchoge pulled away over the last two miles for his first major marathon victory, finishing in 2 hours, 4 minutes, 11 seconds.
He was followed by Sammy Kitwara in 2:04:28 and Dickson Chumba in 2:04:32.
BILES WINS TWO MORE GOLDS AT GYMNASTICS WORLDS
Nanning, China — Simone Biles of the United States capped her dominance at the gymnastics world championships on Sunday, winning gold medals on the balance beam and the floor exercise on the final day of competition.
Biles earned her third gold of the meet with 15.100 points for a solid routine on the beam, and won her fourth gold of the meet with a powerful routine on the floor that received 15.333 points.
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