In Brief


Women’s soccer team
nets win over UC Davis

The UNLV women’s soccer team beat UC Davis 2-1 Sunday to wrap up the Rebel Classic at Johann Memorial Field.

With the game tied at 1, UNLV’s Ashleigh Shoughro was fouled just outside the penalty box. Macy Jo Harrison sent the ensuing free kick past UC Davis goalie Kathleen Brandl in the 50th minute.

Shoughro put the Rebels (6-3) up 1-0 with a goal in the fifth minute, and the Aggies tied it seven minutes later on an Allison Kelly goal.

Also: The UNLV men’s soccer team lost to Robert Morris 2-1 at the Green Bay Soccer Classic in Green Bay, Wis. The Rebels (2-4) trailed 2-0 before Richard Abrego scored in the 90th minute.

The UNLV men’s golf team posted a two-round total of 7-over 583 at the season-opening Gene Miranda Invitational and stood in sixth place at the 18-team event in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Derek Ernst paced the Rebels with a 2-under 142 total and was tied for fifth, five shots behind leader Ryan Peterson of Colorado State. Colorado-Colorado Springs shot 3-under 573 to take the team lead.

The final round is today.

The UNLV men’s tennis team earned one doubles victory on the final day of the UNLV Fall Invitational at the Fertitta Tennis Complex. Alex Bull and Kyle Lynch topped Pepperdine’s Stuart Keplar and Daniel Moss, 8-3.


Serbia rallies past Czechs
in Davis Cup semifinals

Serbia will host France in an all-European Davis Cup final in December after the Serbs rallied to beat the Czech Republic 3-2 in Belgrade, Serbia.

Serbia, which trailed 2-1 after Saturday’s doubles, tied the best-of-5 match when Novak Djokovic beat Tomas Berdych, 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4. Janko Tipsarevic then secured Serbia’s first appearance in a Davis Cup final by beating Radek Stepanek, 6-0, 7-6 (6), 6-4.

France had already qualified for the Dec. 3 to 5 final by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in Saturday’s doubles. France went on to beat Argentina, 5-0.

Also: Mardy Fish beat Santiago Giraldo 3-6, 6-3, 7-5, 4-6, 8-6 to give the United States an insurmountable 3-1 lead over Colombia in Davis Cup play in Bogota, Colombia. Winning the playoff match kept the U.S. in the World Group, the top tier of the Davis Cup.

Lionel Messi damaged right ankle ligaments during a challenge from Tomas Ujfalusi in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Madrid, Spain. The reigning FIFA player of the year is set for more tests to determine the severity of the injury.

Barcelona said initial tests ruled out a break after Ujfalusi caught Messi’s ankle as the Argentine forward sped upfield during injury time. Ujfalusi was ejected for the tackle, and initial reports suggested Messi could miss two weeks.

Court Vision passed The Usual Q.T. on the outside in the stretch and held on for a 1¼-length victory at the $1 million Woodbine Mile in Toronto.

The 5-year-old Court Vision, ridden by Robby Albarado and trained by Rick Dutrow, finished in 1 minute, 34.62 seconds and secured a spot in next month’s Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Spain’s Jose Manuel Lara won his second European PGA Tour title, beating David Lynn of England on the first playoff hole at the Austrian Open in Atzenbrugg, Austria.

Lara had 10 birdies in an 8-under 64, including a 35-foot putt on No. 18 to finish at 17-under 271 and force the playoff. Lynn had seven birdies in a 68.

Las Vegan Mike Payne won the Gatorade Free Flow Tour’s BMX Park title in Salt Lake City, giving the 19-year-old a spot in next month’s Dew Tour Championships at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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