SDSU’s Herrera Wins Titles in Singles, Doubles
Second-seeded Richardo Herrera of San Diego State defeated Utah’s Chris Entzel, 7-5, 6-1, to win the Western Athletic Conference men’s singles tennis championship in Fort Collins, Colo. Herrera also teamed with Tole Marinkovic to beat Entzel and Brendan Bowyer for the doubles title, 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. SDSU’s Woody Yocum and Matt Rivera were named All-WAC in doubles, and Herrera was named player of the year.
Both Marinkovic and Herrera were selected to the NCAA individual championships at Indian Wells in singles and doubles.
Utah’s Anders Skold defeated SDSU’s Kerry Safdie, 6-3, 6-2, to win the No. 5 and 6 singles title.
Point Loma Nazarene scored 18 points, three more than defending champion Westmont College, to win its first NAIA Division III women’s title. PLNC’s Kim Wright lost in the singles final. She and Shannon Anderson lost in the doubles final. PLNC advances for the first time to the NAIA nationals, May 21-26 in Overland Park, Kan.
Unseeded Ditta Huber, 14, of La Jolla was beaten by No. 3 Jill Craybas of East Greenwich, R.I., 6-1, 6-0, in the 16s final of the Seventeen Magazine girls’ tournament in Mission Viejo.
SDSU swept a WAC doubleheader at Colorado State, 10-5 and 13-0. Andy Petersen (6-2) struck out nine and pitched a three-hitter in the second game. Eric Christopherson finished the day with three hits and six RBIs. Erik Plantenberg (8-4) won the first game. SDSU is 36-20 and 16-7, one-half game behind Wyoming. Colorado State is 8-38, 3-20.
Anthony Sanchez hit a three-run homer, and Ted White went three for five, but UC San Diego (18-16-2) lost, 10-9, to The Master’s College on an 11th-inning bases-empty home run by Mark MacArthur. The second game of the nonconference doubleheader was cancelled.
National home run leader Paul Ellis hit his 26th and 27th homers to lead UCLA (33-21) to a 4-1 nonconference victory over US International (13-40). Geoff Martinez had two hits and an RBI for USIU.
Point Loma Nazarene (16-33-1) ended its season with a doubleheader loss to visiting Cal Baptist, 15-2 and 7-0. Craig Gastineau and Mark Ratekin homered for PLNC.
Kathy Fogg threw a shutout in the first game and Lisa Mora had two RBIs in the second as UCSD swept a doubleheader from visiting University of San Diego, 5-0 and 4-1. UCSD (23-16) must wait for an invitation to the NCAA Division III playoffs.
USIU dropped to 27-29 after losing two 2-0 games to host Cal State Northridge (46-19).
Cesar Plasensia scored eight minutes into the game, and Real Santa Barbara went on to defeat the San Diego Nomads, 2-0. Plasensia worked out with the Nomads (2-4) in the preseason. The Nomads play their home opener Saturday against the Salt Lake Sting at Southwestern College.
SDSU’s Sanford Carvajal won the overall championship in the Assn. of College Union’s International bowling tournament in Reno. Carvajal and Aztec teammate Paul Wingerter took second in the doubles competition, losing by 20 pins.
SDSU shot a third-round 309 and remained fourth in the WAC golf championships in El Paso, Tex. The Aztecs are at 897, well behind Brigham Young’s 858. In the individual standings, SDSU’s Doug Karney is seventh at 216, nine strokes back.
PLNC announced that it has signed four athletes, including Fallbrook High center Travis Teagle (6-5), who averaged 16 points and nine rebounds last season. Also signing are three junior college transfers: Donnie Buettner of Central Arizona (6-6 forward, 13.6 points, 10 rebounds), Rusty Fallin of Phoenix College (6-4 guard, 15.3 points) and Jose Jube from College of Southern Idaho (6-6 forward, 14 points, five rebounds).
Bonita Vista High’s Matt Gibbs, a three-year varsity starter in football, basketball and baseball, signed a national letter of intent to attend the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in the fall.
Christian Heritage College retired the No. 24 jersey of Will Cunningham. Cunningham, from Anchorage, is the first player so honored. He played every game in the school’s four-year history and is the all-time leader in three-point shooting percentage (44.2), rebounds (678), steals (245).