Burke and Mytar win titles at MTA Championships

Mike Burke, 24, of Lewiston, captured the men’s singles title in the 39th annual Maine Tennis Association

Championships at the Fore River Tennis Complex in Portland. Burke defeated Will Hall of Cape Elizabeth 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 in the title match.

Top-seeded Brian Mavor of Yarmouth and Brian Powell of Kennebunkport beat second-seeded Ben Cox and Rafael Mittag of Vero Beach, Fla., 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 for the men’s doubles championship.

Other winners in the major events were: Misha Mytar, women’s singles; Mytar and Helen Boucher, women’s doubles; Paul Perreault, men’s 35+ singles; Mavor, men’s 45+ singles; and Dick McLeod, men’s 55+ singles.

HALL OF FAME CHAMPIONSHIPS: Mardy Fish rallied for a 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 victory over fourth-seeded Olivier Rochus in the final at Newport, R.I.


USL: Nick Weightman scored on a penalty kick to regain the lead and Ian Rothkopf added an insurance goal Sunday as MPS Portland Phoenix (8-1-3) earned a 3-1 win over the Albany Highlanders (8-3-2) at Deering High.

Chris Banks scored in the 29th minute to give Portland a 1-0 lead. TJ Popolizio tied it at 1 in the 47th minute, but Weightman restored Portland’s lead a minute later.

The Phoenix, winners of five straight, moved into a first-place tie the Northeast Division with Ottawa with 27 points.


OXFORD PLAINS: Mike Blue led the entire race while earning his first career feature victory in the Outlaws race at Oxford Plains Speedway on Saturday night.


NECBL: Cole Johnson struck out six and walked one while allowing just one unearned run on five hits over eight innings to lead the Vermont Mountaineers (11-15) to a 3-1 win over the Sanford Mainers (16-12) at Montpelier, Vt.

TWILIGHT LEAGUE: Aero Heating & Ventilating split a doubleheader with Dead River Company, winning 10-6 after losing the opener, 4-2.

In the first game, Demetri Gatzogiannis led Dead River to victory by giving up just two runs on five hits while striking out six.

In the nightcap, Mike Collar and Travis Adams helped Aero earn a split. Todd Keneborus went 3 for 4 with three doubles and two RBI for Dead River.

AMERICAN LEGION: Mark Dvilinski struck out 10 and went the distance as Stockhouse (9-2) rolled to a 12-3 win over Moody’s (1-13) in a doubleheader opener at Gorham.

Sean Murphy had four hits in the second game, and Stockhouse scored six runs in the second inning on the way to a 16-7 win.

JUNIOR LEGION: Dylan Taylor struck out seven and walked one while pitching a four-hitter to lift the Windham Merchants (10-1) to a 2-0 win over Cole Post at Windham.

Windham scored both runs in the second, when Joe Francoeur hit an RBI triple and scored on a wild pitch.
Cody Mooney gave up three hits, struck out seven and walked six for Cole Post.