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Federer upset at Wimbledon
LONDON — Wednesday was already one of the most tumultuous days in Grand Slam tennis history, with seven players forced out by injuries, two of the top three seeded women eliminated and six former No. 1-ranked players leaving early.
Then the world’s greatest grass-court player lost on his favorite Centre Court to a 116th-ranked qualifier who had never beaten a top-10 player.
Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round at the All England Club, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years. The 27-year-old Ukrainian outplayed Federer 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 7-5, 7-6 (5).
Earlier, third-seeded Maria Sharapova, the 2004 champion, fell to a 131st-ranked qualifier. No. 2 Victoria Azerenka was among the seven injury withdrawals — believed to be a Grand Slam single-day record in the Open era. Federer became the seventh former No. 1 player to exit the championships on this one day.
Bahama’s Jessica Spicer in semis
MANNING, S.C. — Jessica Spicer of Bahama won two matches Wednesday to advance to today’s match-play semifinals at the 57th Carolinas Junior Girls Championship hosted by Wyboo Golf Club here.
Spicer will play 2011 champion Kelli Murphy of Elgin, S.C., in the semifinals today.
On Wednesday, the No. 12 seed Spicer, a home-schooled rising high school sophomore, had to play identical twin Sarah Spicer, the No. 5 seed, in the opening round. She beat Sarah 1-up in 19 holes after Sarah won three straight holes late to tie the match.
In the quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon, Spicer upset No. 4 seed Savanah Goodman of Easley, S.C., 4 and 3.
Team USA: Hood in final 16
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Redshirt sophomore Rodney Hood of Duke is among 16 players names as finalists Wednesday for 12 roster spots on the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games team.
Twenty-six players took part in the first three days of training camp at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here. UNC’s P.J. Hairston dropped out of the competition after injuring his back Tuesday night.
The other 15 finalists are Colorado’s Spencer Dinwiddie, Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey, Marquette’s Davante Gardner, VCU’s Treveon Graham, Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant, Louisville’s Luke Hancock, BYU’s Tyler Haws, Baylor’s Cory Jefferson, Cincinnati’s Sean Kilpatrick, New Mexico’s Alex Kirk, Creighton’s Doug McDermott, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne, Stanford’s Chasson Randle and Iowa’s Aaron White.
Team USA is coached by Davidson’s Bob McKillop, assisted by Michigan’s John Beilein and South Carolina’s Frank Martin.
Ex-area stars named all-state
DURHAM — Former Orange High star Bradon Reitano and former South Granville standout Clarence Peace have been named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association’s 2013 College Division All-State Baseball Team.
Reitano, a Mount Olive College junior, was named to the NCCSIA first team as a designated hitter. Peace, a St. Augustine’s University junior, was named to the second team as a catcher.
Reitano hit .361 with 10 home runs and 62 runs batted in 56 games this season, while Peace hit .443 with four homers and 36 RBI in 40 games after transferring from Surry Community College in Dobson.
Duke’s Boutier on Team Europe
DURHAM — Duke rising sophomore Celine Boutier will compete on the Europe squad in the 2013 Vagliano Trophy Friday and Saturday at Golf de Chantilly in France.
The bienniel Vagliano match pits Team Europe against a team from Great Britain/Ireland.
Duke, UNC lead ACC honorees
DURHAM —Duke junior Brendan Fowler has been named ACC Men’s Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year to headline the 2013 All-ACC Academic Men’s Lacrosse Team.
Duke led all programs with nine selections to the squad. North Carolina was second with eight.
Joining Fowler on the squad are teammates Deemer Class, Dan DiMaria, Chris Hipps, Jimmy O’Neill, Josh Offit, Tommy Patterson, Christian Walsh and Jordan Wolf.
Named from UNC were Jake Bailey, Jimmy Bitter, Frankie Kelly, Jake Matthai, Kieran McDonald, Zach Powers, Joey Sankey and Matt Shannon.
Five Duke players invited
DURHAM — Five Duke field hockey players have been invited to USA Field Hockey’s Junior National Camp following the conclusion of the Under-21 Women’s National Championship Tuesday in Norfolk, Va.
The camp began Wednesday and continues through Friday at Old Dominion University, with the selections for the 2013 Under-21 Junior World Cup team to be announced at its conclusion.
Duke invitees are Paula Heimbach, Abby Beltrani, Lauren Blazing, Aileen Johnson and Heather Morris.
They are vying for spots on the U.S. under-21 national team that will compete at the Junior World Cup July 27-Aug. 4 in Mönchengladbach, Germany.
Duke Leads ACC with Eight on All-Academic Team
Duke places 8 on team
DURHAM — The Duke women’s lacrosse team led the ACC with eight selections to the 2013 All-ACC Academic Women’s Lacrosse team.
Duke’s honorees were Makenzie Hommel, Taylor Trimble, Taylor Virden, Maddy Acton, Lauren Martin, Maddy Morrissey, Molly Quirke and Brigid Smith.
Named from North Carolina were Taylor George and Megan Ward.