Thursday's local college roundup: No. 17 CNU closes baseball regular season by edging Apprentice in 10 innings

Baseball:

Andy Viands had two hits and drove in the go-ahead runs with a double in the top of the 10th inning of Christopher Newport’s 4-2 win Thursday over Apprentice at War Memorial Stadium.

Justin Weaver went 3-for-4 and scored three runs for the 17th-ranked Captains (29-12-1) in their regular-season finale.

CNU will find out May 12 if it has earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Women’s volleyball:

Karen Weatherington, who was Kennesaw State’s head coach the past four seasons, was named Hampton’s coach.

She was 63-56 with Kennesaw, a Division I university near Atlanta, including 16-17 in 2012.

Women's tennis:

On the eve of the conference tournament in Williamsburg, 48th-ranked William and Mary swept the Colonial Athletic Association's major awards, with Maria Belaya named the Player of the Year, Leeza Nemchinov the Rookie of the Year and Tyler Thomson the Coach of the Year.

Belaya is ranked 116th nationally in singles and is ninth nationally in doubles with Jeltje Loomans. Nemchinov was 16-4 at the Nos. 2 and 3 positions.

Anik Cepeda joined Belaya and Nemchinov on the singles first team. Belaya and Loomans made the doubles first team, as did Cepeda and Hope Johnson.

Loomans was on the singles second team, while Johnson was on the third team. ...

Making its first appearance in a Conference USA tournament in any sport, Old Dominion beat Alabama Birmingham 4-1 in the first round in Houston.

By beating the eighth-seeded Blazers, ninth-seeded ODU earned the right to face No. 1 Rice in a quarterfinal Friday.

Ivana Vukovic, playing at line 3, came back to defeat Caroline Faught 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 to clinch the victory. Earlier, ODU won lines 4, 5 and 6, thanks to Juliana Pires, Melissa Esnal Olguin and Nika Khmolovska.

Men's tennis:

W&M's Anton Andersson and Aaron Chaffee made the All-CAA doubles first team.

The Tribe's Ben Hoogland made the second team in singles and joined Adrian Vodislav on the doubles second team.

Vodislav and John Banks represented the Tribe on the singles third team. The doubles third team included George Mason partners Tanner Baine of Virginia Beach and Taylor Sargent. ...

Norfolk State's Dmitry Zyhmantovich was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year, while the Spartans' Nate Feldman was honored as Coach of the Year.

Hampton's Park Wan-Young joined Zyhmantovich and NSU's Robin Riethmueller on the all-conference first team.

Men’s basketball:

Hampton point guard Deron Powers of Williamsburg was named a CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshman All-American.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year led the Pirates with 11.9 points per game and 4.6 assists per game and led the conference in free-throw percentage (84.3).

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