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College Roundup: 'Eaters champs again

April 30, 2012

INDIAN WELLS — Marivick Mamiit earned the lone set victory for the No. 3-seeded Anteaters in the final of the Big West Conference Tournament on Sunday at Indian Wells Tennis Garden.

UCI surrendered the doubles point and Courtney Byron, Franziska Goettsching and Kat Facey lost singles matches that were completed.

UCI finished 16-8, while No. 1-seeded Long Beach State is 18-5. It was the eighth conference title in nine years for the 49ers, who are now 6-1 against UCI in title matches.


Steve Scott Invitational

IRVINE — UC Irvine's KayC Wharton, Amber Middleton, Kelly Collins and Ericka Nowell combined to run 3 minutes, 42.69 seconds to break a 21-year-old school record and finish second at the event completed Sunday.


Nowell was third in the 400 in 58.82 seconds, while Itos Aikhionbare was third in the shot put (44 feet, 11/4 inches).

Middleton was sixth in the 100 hurdles.


Orange Empire

Conference finals

CHINO HILLS – Freshman Jaime Moreno shot even-par 144 for two rounds, finishing second and helping the Pirates win the team tournament at Los Serranos Golf Course on Monday.

Kyle Frame (147), Marcus Mercado-Kiel (147), Chris Cochran (150) and Adam Oser (150) also scored for OCC.

Saddleback sophomore Tommy Hug (142) was the medalist.

Big West Conference


LA QUINTA — UC Irvine junior Michael Yang and sophomore Allan Jun are 10th and UCI is fifth after 36 holes of the 54-hole event that concludes Tuesday at the La Quinta Mountain Course.

Yang and Jun have a two-round total of 144, eight shots off the lead.

Pete Fernandez (15th at 145) and Ryan Knapp (16th at 146) are also playing well for UCI, which with a team score of 579 is nine shots off the lead.


UC Santa Barbara 4,

UC Irvine 2

INDIAN WELLS — The No. 3-seeded Anteaters fell in the semifinals of the Big West Conference Tournament on Saturday at Indian Wells.

The Anteaters won the doubles point, but only Sam Gould managed a singles victory in matches that were completed.

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