Local roundup: Dover native Brengle in 100K Manchester Trophy semifinals

Madison Brengle

Madison Brengle reached the semifinals of the 100K Manchester Trophy event on Friday as the tennis circuit tunes up before Wimbledon.

Brengle, a Dover native, defeated Katherine Sebov in straight sets 6-1, 6-1 in her quarterfinal victory Friday. The match took just 36 minutes.

Brengle defeated Timea Babos in the second round (6-4, 4-6, 6-3) to make it into the quarterfinals of the ITF tournament. She also knocked off Vivian Heisen in the first round 7-5, 6-3.

She now faces the winner of a suspended match between Zarina Diyas and Xiyu Wang in the semifinals.

Brengle is seeded second in this tournament.


Carpenter Cup moved: Delaware South’s quarterfinal game of the Carpenter Cup was postponed Friday.

It was moved to today at 2 p.m. at FDR Park in Philadelphia. Delaware South plays Inter-AC/Independents of Pennsylvania with the winner advancing to Monday’s semifinals, hosted at Citizens Bank Park, home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Delaware South earned the quarterfinal bid thanks to a 7-3 victory over Delaware North on Wednesday.

Boys’ basketball

Cape names new coach: At Thursday night’s Cape Henlopen School District board meeting, Shemik Thompson was approved to become the next boys’ basketball coach at Cape Henlopen High.

Thompson, a 2007 Cape graduate, played four seasons at Central Connecticut State University. He played 116 games at guard during his collegiate career, averaging 11.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Thompson replaces Stephen Re, who resigned from the position in March after eight seasons with the program.

Re coached the Vikings to seven DIAA tournament appearances during his tenure, which began in 2011.

Girls’ soccer

Wilmington Charter’s Allen wins Gatorade Player of the Year: The Gatorade Company today announced Sheyenne Allen of Charter School of Wilmington as its 2018-19 Gatorade Delaware Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Allen is the first Gatorade Delaware Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Charter School of Wilmington.

The 5-foot-2 senior forward scored 25 goals and passed for 13 assists this past season, leading the Force (16-1-1) to the Division 1 state final. A five-time All-State honoree, Allen was named Player of the Year by the Delaware High School Girls Soccer Coaches Association.

Allen has maintained a weighted 4.38 GPA in the classroom. She will attend Brown University this fall, where she will play soccer.

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