Briefs: Cal’s Maestre shoots 10-over

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Cal’s Maestre shoots 10-over

California University freshman Carla Maestre shot a 10-over 81 Wednesday while playing in the first round of the NCAA Div. II National Championships at the Rock Barn Golf & Spa Resort in Conover, N.C.


Maestre is tied for 55th overall on the leader board at 10-over 81 (36-45) with three rounds remaining. Maestre is one of 12 golfers who qualified as an individual for the NCAA National Championships, which also features 12 teams. California Baptist junior Tina Yang, also an individual qualifier, is the first-round leader in a field of 72 golfers lead at one-under 70.


Vulcans tennis team advances

California University ran its winning streak to 13 consecutive matches Wednesday, as the 12th-ranked Vulcans defeated No. 20 Northeastern State (Okla.), 5-0 in the Round of 16 at the NCAA Div. II women’s tennis tournament in


The No. 12 Vulcans extended their winning streak to 13 matches on Wednesday morning by posting a 5-0 victory against No. 20 Northeastern State (Okla.) in the Round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament in Altamonte, Fla.


California (15-2) advanced to the quarterfinals for sixth-consecutive year and seventh time in eight years. The Vulcans will face No. 6 Saint Leo (Fla.) today


Jesse Burrell and freshman Kiefer Shaw opened the match with an 8-4 victory at third double. Lucie Sipkova and Lucie Rey earned their team-leading 23rd doubles victory of the season by posting an 8-2 win at the first slot against Martina Bruzikova and Valeriia Efimenko.


At the second position, Ramona Czakon and Mariela Sarinana won their 13 consecutive match by collecting an 8-6 victory against Barbora Jirickova and Kristina Savchenkov.


In singles play, Sarinana posted her 13th-straight victory by earning a 6-1, 6-2 win against Cerchlanova. Shaw then clinched the match victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Efimenko.


Golden State hires Kerr

The Golden State Warriors are taking another chance on a television analyst and former NBA guard who has never been a head coach at any level.


The Warriors won the bidding war with the New York Knicks for Steve Kerr Wednesday, hiring him away from the TNT broadcast table to be their coach. Kerr agreed to a five-year, $25 million deal with the Warriors, said his agent, Mike Tannenbaum.


Pistons tap Van Gundy

The Detroit Pistons are counting on Stan Van Gundy to bring some much-needed stability to a struggling franchise.


They’re certainly giving him plenty of authority.


The Pistons officially announced Van Gundy’s hiring Wednesday as their new coach and president of basketball operations. The team will introduce Van Gundy at a news conference Thursday. Detroit went 29-53 last season, missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year. That was the end of Joe Dumars’ tenure as team president. Coach Maurice Cheeks was fired in February.


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