UNLV vol­ley­ball team deals loss to Wolf Pack in four sets

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FROM THE COVER -

Mariena Hay­den had 19 kills and 10 digs, and the UNLV vol­ley­ball team de­feated UNR 25-16, 24-26, 25-13, 25-23 at Cox Pavil­ion.

Erin Davis added 13 kills, and An­tonette Rolda had 47 as­sists for the Rebels (13-5, 4-2 Moun­tain West).

Kayla Afoa, Jamila Mi­nor and Shiloh Pel­eras had 10 kills each for the Wolf Pack (8-9, 1-5).

■ Las Ve­gas na­tive Jessie Var­gas and Thomas Du­lorme fought to a ma­jor­ity 12-round draw in a bat­tle for the va­cant WBC sil­ver wel­ter­weight ti­tle at Chicago.

Both fight­ers scored knock­downs, Var­gas (28-2-2, 10 knock­outs) in the 10th and Du­lorme (24-3-1, 16 KOs) in the fi­nal sec­onds of the fight. The scores were 115-111 for Var­gas and two scores of 113-113. Some in the crowd booed the de­ci­sion.

■ Srisaket Sor Rungvi­sai (47-4-1, 41 knock­outs) suc­cess­fully de­fended his WBC su­per fly­weight belt by beat­ing Mex­ico’s Iran Diaz (14-3-3, six KOs) via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion in front of home fans in Non­thaburi, Thai­land.

Srisaket won by scores of 119-109, 120-108 and 119-109 in his first home ti­tle fight and third de­fense since tak­ing the belt from Ro­man Gon­za­lez last year.

■ Third-seeded Kei Nishikori beat Richard Gas­quet 7-6 (2), 6-1 to reach the fi­nal of the Ja­pan Open in Tokyo.

Nishikori, who has not won an ATP World Tour ti­tle since Mem­phis in 2016, will face Daniil Medvedev in Sun­day’s fi­nal.

Medvedev be­came the first qual­i­fier to make the fi­nal in Tokyo in 16 years by beat­ing De­nis Shapo­valov 6-3, 6-3.

■ Anas­tasija Sev­as­tova beat U.S. Open cham­pion Naomi Os­aka 6-4, 6-4 in the semi­fi­nals of the China Open in Bei­jing.

In the fi­nal, she will face No. 2 seed Carolina Woz­ni­acki, who de­feated Wang Qiang 6-1, 6-3 in the other semi­fi­nal.

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