Fresno Pacific's Cledson Carvalho and Marie Boura reached the singles semifinals at the USTA/ITA National Small College Championships in Mobile, Ala.
The third-seeded Cledson beat Laurentsi Arakhamiya of Graceland, Iowa, 6-2, 7-5 Thursday and today faces second-seeded Bruno Tiberti of Oklahoma Christian.
Boura, also third-seeded, swept Rocio Frej Vitalle of Embry-Riddle, Fla., 6-2, 6-3 and advanced to face No. 2- seeded Hermon Brhane of Oklahoma Christian in the women's bracket.
The third-seed doubles team of Carvalho and Nathan Martinet will play in the semifinals against No. 2 Loic Didavi and Zach Taylor of Xavier, La.
Boura and Erika Januskova, seeded third in women's doubles, advanced to the finals with a pair of victories – including 6-3, 7-5 over defending champions Yi Ching Chen and Josefine Strom of Embry-Riddle in a semifinal. The Sunbirds duo will face fourth-seeded Brhane and Lucie Sipkova.
In the JC division, Fresno City's Andre Almeida in singles and the Rams' David Mejia and John Bertram in doubles lost in the first round but are alive in consolation play.
Cañada maintains golf lead on Fresno City
Cañada edged Fresno City College to win a Central Valley Conference mini-tournament at Fig Garden Golf Club and extend its season points lead.
Reedley's Galissa Zamarripa and Cañada's Mehreen Raheel shot 82s for top medalist honors. The Colts have 29 points for the season, 41/2 ahead of Fresno City.
Cañada finished at 371, Fresno at 376, with Reedley at 376 and West Hills-Lemoore 416 in the eighth of 12 CVC mini-tourneys.
NAHL Monsters fall again at Fairbanks
Fairbanks scored twice in the third period to ice a 3-1 victory over the visiting Fresno Monsters in a North American Hockey League game.
The Ice Dogs swept the two-game series, winning 4-3 on Wednesday.
D.J. Carnley's power-play goal with 26 seconds left helped the Monsters avert the shutout.
Fresno has three-game series starting today against the Alaska Avalanche in Palmer.
Clovis youth earns spot in national football game
Jordan Hilford, 8, of Clovis, has been named to the Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl, part of a week's worth of activities that also includes high school and junior football games in Arlington, Texas.
This year's bowl week is Dec. 26-31, with games at Cowboys Stadium.
Hilford plays for the Clovis Cowboys of Clovis Youth Football. He received an award as Best Offensive Lineman and with other Offense-Defense selections was chosen from among thousands who took part in camps across the country.