Roundup: Injury forces Dover native Brengle out of US Open

Madison Brengle

Madison Brengle

Madison Brengle’s stay in the U.S. Open was a short and painful one on Monday.

The 26-year-old from Dover lost the first set and then retired with an arm injury midway through the second set during her opening-round women’s singles match with Kayla Day.

The injury began bothering Brengle in the first set, which Day won, 6-2. Brengle had her right forearm taped during the first set and continued the match.

Brengle was trailing 4-2 in the second set and was down 0-30 when she stopped the match.

Day, a 16-year-old left-hander from California, was playing in her first Grand Slam tennis tournament. Day won the USTA National Championship earlier this month.

Day won all five of her break point opportunities while Brengle won only two of her five chances.

Ranked 50th in the world, Brengle was playing in her 13th Grand Slam event. She reached the third round of the U.S. Open last year and the second round the year before.

College soccer

Two downstaters honored: Caesar Rodney High grad Lexi Prillaman and Indian River’s Brooke Beam, both members of the Richmond women’s soccer team, were honored by the Atlantic 10 on Monday.

Prillaman was named the A-10 Offensive Player of the Week while Beam earned Rookie of the Week honors.

A junior, Prillaman scored a school record-tying four goals in the Spiders’ 4-2 win over James Madison on Friday. Prillaman has scored a goal in all three of Richmond’s games this season and leads the country in goals per game with 2.0.

Her six goals this season are the second-most nationally.

Beam recorded her first career points in Friday’s win over the Dukes, collecting a pair of assists.

UD’s Delgado wins award: Delaware All-American Guillermo Delgado was named the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Soccer Player of the Week on Monday.

Delgado scored three of the Blue Hens’ four goals and assisted on the fourth to lead Delaware to a pair of wins last weekend.

Delgado’s 40 career goals are good for second in program history behind Mike Biggs, who scored 47 from 1968-70. He also has 92 career points, which is second only behind Biggs, who registered 99.

College volleyball

Hens’ Hollingsworth honored: Delaware senior libero Taylor Hollingsworth was named the Colonial Athletic Association Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Hollingsworth was named the Most Valuable Player of the Navy Kristen Dickmann Invitational while leading the Blue Hens to three victories at the tournament. She posted match-highs in digs during all three UD wins, totaling 50 for the weekend for a 5.56 digs average.

Delaware, which has opened a season with three consecutive victories for the first time since 2007, is back in action this weekend with three matches at the FGCU Hilton Garden Inn Invitational in Fort Myers, Fla.

Local auto racing

Hawkins tops dad at Del. International: Last week, Matt Hawkins finished second to his father but this week Matt took the lead late in the 25-lap Big Block Modified feature and drove to his second win of the year at Delaware International Speedway.

Dale Hawkins ended his chances of back-to-back wins when he climbed the back straight wall, coming down on all fours on the track. He did enough damage that he was only able to continue for a couple more laps.

“It was pretty much a repeat of last week,” said Matt Hawkins. “I didn’t think I was going to catch Howard (O’Neal) just like I didn’t catch my Dad. He went in there and hit the slop down underneath the tires and I got him. I was just trying not to mess up.”

In the 20-lap feature for Late Models, Amanda Whaley was not to be denied as she became the 11th different winner in the division this season.

In the AC Delco 602 Sportsman championship, Jordn Justice took the lead with two laps to go. The race wasn’t over as the caution would fly for a final time with one to go.

But Justice made no mistakes on the final lap to post his fourth win of the season and pad his point lead in the division.

In the 15-lap Crate Model feature, Zac Weller took the lead at the halfway sign. At the finish it was Weller cruising to his second win of the season.

In the 15-lap Modified Lite feature, James Hill picked up his 10th win of the season.

Ennis wins at U.S. 13: Beautiful weather brought out a great crowd and a full field of racers and show cars on Sunday for the William J. & Juanita Cathell Memorial 53rd Anniversary Chevy Show, Shine and Drags at U.S. 13 Dragway.

Former champion and veteran racer, Johnny Ennis of Pocomoke, Md. made a rare start and reached his first final of the season. He made it count as he headed a tough field of Top ET racers for his first win in several seasons.

Chad Thurman of Seaford took top honors in Mod ET and Roland Byrd of Salisbury, Md. scored his first win this season in Pro Bike.

The 302 List was in action and Takii Smith of Cambridge, Md. drove his Mustang to the win. Other winners on the day included: Billy McLamb of Delmar, Md. in Street; Sara Davis of Laurel in Hot Rod; Carter Foskey of Rhodesdale, Md. in Jr. Dragster 1 and Brett Holston of Felton in Jr. Dragster 2.

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