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College Roundup Antrim’s Devlin finishes strong

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By John Manley

Chris Devlin tied for 39th place in the Alabama Spring Invitational at the Lagoon Park Golf Club in Montgomery, Ala., in which 96 golfers teed off. The Alabama-Birmingham junior from County Antrim opened with a 6-over-par 78, but recovered with rounds of 70 and 73. He finished 5-over for the tournament at 221, which was 11 strokes in back of Tennessee’s Andrew Black, the medalist.

David Carroll tied for 38th position in the Pepsi Intercollegiate at the Bradford Creek Golf Club in Greenville, N.C. The Campbell University freshman from Dublin finished the 54-hole event at 7-over-par 223 (76-73-74). East Carolina’s Scott Campbell topped the 126-man field with a score of 203.


Robert Collins enjoyed an unblemished week as Rice University’s men’s tennis team went undefeated last week. Collins participated in Rice’s 7-0 thrashing of Ohio State with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Andrew Carlson at second singles.

The Dublin junior teamed with Prakash Venkataraman at second doubles to down Derek DeFalco and Ben Basil, 8-3.

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Collins assumed the number one spot in a 7-0 victory over New Orleans. He toppled Barry Webber, 6-4, 6-4, and once again teamed with Venkataraman, only this time at first doubles, where they defeated Webber and Magnus Oding, 9-7. Collins closed out his week in a 5-1 Rice victory over

Centenary by scoring a 6-1, 6-4 win at first singles over Eden Kleinman.

Harvard’s Dublin duo of John Doran and Joe Green scored points for the Crimson in singles matches last week. Although Harvard lost to Boise State, 4-3, Doran came through at second singles by defeating Wesley Moodie, 6-2, 6-2, while Green did likewise against Ronald Rugimbana, 6-4, 6-3.

Both Doran and Green moved up a notch in Harvard’s 4-3 defeat of New Mexico State. Doran met Marc Legris at first singles, whom he dispatched, 6-4, 6-1.

Green manned the fourth singles position, where he was successful against Jason Noble, 6-3, 6-2. Doran and Green are both in their junior years.

Indiana’s George McGill was in the zone last week. The Castleroy, Co. Limerick, junior posted wins at third singles over Ohio State’s Derek DeFalco, 6-3, 6-3, and Penn State’s Eric Meditz, 6-2, 6-2. The Hoosiers, ranked 58th in the country, won both matches, taking Ohio State, 5-2, and squeezing past Penn State, 4-3.

Laura McCracken led Seton Hall to a 9-0 thumping of Lafayette. The junior from Greystones, Co. Wicklow, scored a straight sets victory over Meghan Rowe, 6-0, 6-1, at first singles. Judy McAuley, a junior from Dublin, did likewise at fifth singles, where Patricia McCabe was the victim, 6-0, 6-0.

McCracken and Kyli Lasalle scored an 8-1 victory at first doubles over Felicia Turturiello and Vanessa Guinet. McAuley and Pille Arike defeated Karen Meltzer and Christina Theile by a similar 8-1 margin at second doubles.

Dublin junior Claire Curran contributed a point at fifth singles, but California fell short in its match with Pepperdine, 5-4. Curran defeated Anh Nguyen, 1-6, 6-4, 6-3. Curran and Anita Kurimay lost at second doubles to Nicola Kaiwai and Paola Palencia, 8-4.

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