RIVERDOGS SPLIT TWO GAMES IN KENTUCKY TOURNAMENT
DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. -- The Cape Girardeau Riverdogs split their first two games in the six-team River King Tournament, beating Saline County (Ill.) 6-2 Saturday after losing to Evansville (Ind.) 11-1 in six innings Friday.
The Riverdogs (5-6) will play the Memphis (Tenn.) Royals today as pool play continues.
Chris Reeves (3-0) pitched all seven innings Saturday, allowing seven hits and one earned run, with five strikeouts and two walks. D-Ray Ivie singled, doubled and tripled, good for three RBIs.
Josh West, Mark Silverthorn and Chris Bradshaw all had two hits Friday. Matt Stroup took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs in five innings. He gave up seven hits and struck out 12.
Nicolas Kiefer defeated Roger Federer 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 and Yevgney Kafelnikov defeated Kenneth Carlsen 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 to set up today's championship in the Gerry Webber Open at Halle, Germany.
Anna Smashnova beat local favorite Patricia Wartusch 6-3, 6-2 to reach the final of the WTA Wien Energie Grand Prix at Vienna, Austria. Smashnova rallied from an 0-3 deficit in the first set and won 12 of the match's final 14 games. Smashnova has won two tournament titles this season and will face defending champion Iroda Tulyaganovain the final. Tulyaganova beat surprise semifinalist Petra Mandula 6-0. 6-3.
Top-seeded Jelena Dokic beat Lisa Raymond 6-1, 7-5 to advance to the final of the DFS Classic grass-court tournament at Birmingham, England. Dokic will face Anastasia Myskina, who advanced to the final with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Nicole Pratt.
Sebastien Grosjean, ranked No. 11 in the world, has pulled out of this month's Wimbledon championships, organizers said. No reason was given.
-- From staff, wire reports