Lakers in 7th place going into final round

From staff reports

The Clayton College & State University men's golf team shot rounds of 323 and 312 and is currently in seventh place in 2005 Peach Belt Conference Championships at Southbridge Country Club in Savannah.

The third and final round of the 2005 Peach Belt Championships will be on Tuesday in Savannah.

For Clayton State, senior Steven Sanders leads the Lakers and is currently tied for 22nd with rounds of 75 and 79. Junior Andrew Dagneau is in 30th after rounds of 84 and 74. Sophomore Matt Beall is tied for 31st with rounds of 81 and 79.

Junior Danyel McKibben is in 34th after rounds of 83 and 80, while freshman Josh Monk is in 35th after rounds of 85 and 86. USCA's Dane Burkhart leads the tournament at 6-under par after rounds of 68 and 70. He is one shot ahead of teammate Scott Brown at 5-under par after rounds of 69 and 70.

CCSU takes fifth in Peach Belt tennis tournament: After defeating the University of South Carolina Aiken early on Friday, the Clayton College & State University women's tennis dropped a match to 14th-ranked Georgia College & State University Friday afternoon for fifth place in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament.

With the loss, 28th-ranked Clayton State drops to 12-9 on the season and will now wait for word on whether they will receive a bid to NCAA Division II National Tennis Championships in May from the Mid-Atlantic Regional.

Clayton State was ranked eighth in the last regional poll but should jump ahead of at least one team in the poll, as the Lakers have defeated USC Aiken, who is ranked ahead of CCSU, twice in the last week.

In Friday's matches versus GC&SU, the Lakers were only able to muster up one point with the CCSU top-seeded doubles team of Julia Gandia and Julia Chergova winning 8-6. Clayton State's second seeded doubles team of Daniela Petkova and Lila Tzvetanova lost 8-2, while the third seeded team of Elena Bondari and Katrin Gutknecht also lost 8-2.

In singles, the Bobcats secured the win with victories in singles at the second, third and sixth seed. Chergova lost 6-4 and 6-0 at the second seed, while Bondari fell 6-2 and 6-2 at the third. Maria Mancha lost 6-3 and 6-0 at the sixth seed.

The matches of top-seeded Gandia, fourth seeded Gutknecht and fifth seeded Petkova were not finished after GC&SU had won the match.

Krehbiel, Kreutzer compete in Sea Ray Relays: Clayton College & State University distance runners Heather Krehbiel and Allison Kreutzer had the opportunity to race against some of the areas top runners Friday, competing at the prestigious University of Tennessee Sea Ray Relays in Knoxville, Tenn.

Both Krehbiel and Kreutzer competed in the 3000m event, with Krehbiel placing 19th and Kreutzer finishing 21st. Both Krehbiel and Kreutzer's times were short of their personal bests, as Krehbiel's finished with a time of 10:56.44, while Kreutzer followed with a time of 10:56.36.

Krehbiel's best time is 10:32.73 run last year, while Kreutzer broke Krehbiel's school record last week in the event at the Oglethorpe Invitational, provisionally qualifying for the NCAA Division II national meet with a time of 10:12.39.

The Clayton State track & field teams are scheduled to return to action on Friday and Saturday of next week. Members of the squads will compete Friday and Saturday at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. and on Saturday at the Spec Towns Invitational at the University of Georgia.